At the 2023 World Solo Drumming Prize Giving it was announced that from the
2024 Solo Drumming Season, a new Adult Solo Snare Drumming Champion of Champions Title has been approved by the RSPBA Board of Directors.

Hosts now also have the option to include which other classes of Snare and Tenor Drumming they wish to include in their contest, all Adult and Juvenile classes held at the RSPBA World Solo Drumming may now be included in the Circuit contests if desired by the host but must use the entry/age criteria published by the RSPBA. These Adult Tenor and Juvenile events will carry the National and International titles associated with each event, however they will not be subject to a qualification element for the World Solo Drumming Championship.

The contests in the 2024 circuit are –

RSPBA Intercontinental Solo Drumming Championship hosted by the EUSPBA
RSPBA Scottish Solo Drumming Championship currently hosted by the L&B Branch RSPBA
RSPBA British Solo Drumming Championship currently hosted by the GWoS Branch RSPBA – M
RSPBA UK Solo Drumming Championship currently hosted by the NI Branch RSPBA
RSPBA European Solo Drumming Championship currently hosted by the DPA Branch RSPBA
RSPBA Oceania Solo Drumming Championship currently hosted by the RNZPBA
RSPBA Pacific Rim Solo Drumming Championship currently hosted by the BCPA
RSPBA World Solo Drumming Championship hosted by the RSPBA

The recipient of the Champion of Champions Title shall be the Adult Snare Drummer with the highest points total over the 8 Championship Circuit Competitions approved by the RSPBA Board of Directors. Competitors are encouraged to enter multiple Championship events throughout the season. Points will be maintained on a published league table, with points available from 1st to 6th at all Circuit contests, for example 6 points for 1st Place, 5 points for 2nd place etc.

The agreed number of players will also be awarded a Semi-final place at the RSPBA World Solo Drumming Competition 2024. In the event of an eligible player having previously secured a WSD semi-final place at another contest, this place will be offered to the next player in the compiled result who has not already secured a place.

The RSPBA World Solo Drumming Incorporating the RSPBA Champion of Champions and RSPBA World Solo Drumming Championship Circuit Format Guide to how these events will be held is available via the following link – WSD-Circuit-Format-Guide-V3.0-2024.pdf (rspba.org)

Paul McAndrew and Sharon Smith
RSPBA Directors to RSPBA Music Board

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