WOPDC Fall 2021

The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships is an exciting and fun way to compete against pipers and drummers from around the world. There’s no need for travel. You can compete from the comfort of your own home. Every competitor will have the opportunity to compete for the title of World Online Piping & Drumming Champion and the chance to win awards in several additional categories.

Our Spring 2021 World Online Piping & Drumming Championships are now complete. Watch the full Awards Presentation below!

Our Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 competitions received over 4,100 entries from around the world. Our world-class judges awarded the placings and wrote a detailed sheet of comments for every player. We added something new and exciting last year: the World Champion Piping & Drumming Judges LIVE Masterclass Q&A Workshop. This LIVE one-of-a-kind event will follow the official results announcement. All competitors will have the opportunity to join and meet some of our world-class judges and ask questions directly. Follow the BagpipeLessons.com Facebook page to see alerts, announcements, and updates!

An online piping competition?  Yes!  Read about the inspiration behind the world's first online bagpipe competition .

Check out the Complete Results from our previous competitions, including the list of winners, videos, and judge's comments.

Read official press release! Plus, view the full list of events and our official rules. 

We're pleased to announce our top-level sponsor, distinguished bagpiper makers R.G. Hardie & Co. R.G. Hardie has a worldwide reputation for innovative, high-quality instruments played at top levels of competition.  We're grateful for R.G. Hardie's support for this event!  Click here to learn more about R.G. Hardie & Co. and our other sponsors.


Good luck and Happy Piping and Drumming!

Jori Chisholm
Founder of BagpipeLessons.com and the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships
Inventor of the Tone Protector

James Laughlin
Drumming Director for the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships
Founder of The Pipe Band Drummer’s Inner Circle