Bands competing at the 2018 Australian Pipe Band Championships in Brisbane next month are reminded to fully acquaint themselves with Pipe Bands Australia Contest Regulations 2017 – these are the regulations that will apply at the championships (available at www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au).

Particular attention is drawn to the following regulations which may be the focus of checks of bands competing at the championships


A.2.03.01 A player may compete as a member of a Juvenile band until the end of the period of registration with the Association during which that player attains 18 years of age.

A.2.03.02 On first registering with a Juvenile band, a player shall submit proof of age to the satisfaction of the Association.


A.3.01.01 A person shall not be eligible to play in a contest with a band until 14 days after that band has registered that person as a player for contest in the manner from time to time prescribed by the Association (except as the Association otherwise determines) and, if registered as a player for contest by another band, that band has furnished a clearance confirming that the player is under no financial or like obligation to that band.

Registration of players to compete at the Australian Championships closes Midnight EST 23 March 2018


A.3.07 DUAL REGISTRATION Higher grade bands with players under dual registration are reminded to fully acquaint themselves with requirements of this new rule including the approval process (branch approval and notification to registrar), furnishing player names with entries and eligibility for dual-registered player to compete. Bands using this rule are reminded of the new sign-in form now required to be handed to the Contest Supervisor on day of competition and available for download from our website in the forms section.

  • The registrar will next week be providing bands entered for the championships with updated list of registered players.

Inquiries on registration matters to:

PBA Registrar Nicholas Train pbaregistrar@pipebands.asn.au

Inquiries on PBA Contest Regulations in the first instance to:

Principal Rules and Administration Jamie Forsyth jamesrforsyth@icloud.com

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