I am suprised no one has commented on this already. these are my own views on the subject.... the idea to have the "Old System " with 4 competitions ( 3 down in south wales) and a token gesture for a competition up North( I have even heard the idea that bands can use a joker or have a bye to miss out a competition so how many South Wales bands would use the bye to miss the North Wales competition out). Here are some Ideas for the SE Wales association and the movers and shakers involved in competitions in Wales , If there is even a need for a welsh league championchip structure. 1. 3 Competitons to decide the Champion Band of Wales NUMBER 1 The Area in Swansea or another finacially viable venue in South Wales ( the new Millenium Centre ) instead of paying £1800 for the Brangwyn for the weekend ( as I have posted before this or any building don't come cheap for a full weekend ) when you take into account H&Safety , front of House and janitorial and cleaning staff. I have looked into the hire of the Brangwyn Hall for other events and have been told it is never given free for the whole weekend , this is a myth that you can get the building without paying a hire charge. NUMBER 2 A Competition with a central venue so all bands in Wales have the same travel times ( the highly succsesful Welsh Area held in Aberystwth in the mid 1990's is testement to the Fact that all bands in Wales will travel to the area if it is held in a cetral venue. NUMBER 3 A Competition in North Wales , a few years ago the North Wales Association Rally used to be well supported by All North Wales Bands , we even had bands like Preist Lindley from Huddersfield and Ifton coming over to compete. we have the venues and the bands , and it will also give South Wales bands Some idea on what you have to do to compete at the area . Retain the area as the qualifying berth for the European ( if in future there is going to be a democratic , well run , finacially viable European competition which does not become a one horse race.)As has been suggested what other competition decides a title over 4 competitions? At the end of the day all Bands in Wales don't have a genourous benifactor or thousands of pounds to outlay on a competiton. give everyone a fair chance. what are peoples views on this?