4BR Butlins Predictions vs. Actual Results

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by DS2014, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. DS2014

    DS2014 Active Member

    I'm a big fan of the 4BR live feeds during competitions, and was glued to their website and Twitter feed during Butlins. So, how did the 4BR predictions compare with the actual results?

    In the Championship Section, 4BR predicted exactly the top 3, and correctly predicted 5 of the top 6 (stand up and take a bow, whoever you are!)

    In the First Section, 4BR predicted exactly the top 2, and correctly predicted 3 of the top 6

    In the Second Section, 4BR correctly predicted the winner, and correctly predicted 3 of the top 6

    In the Third Section, 4BR failed to predict the winner, but correctly predicted 4 of the top 6

    In the Fourth Section, 4BR correctly predicted the winner, and correctly predicted 5 of the top 6 (take another bow!)​

    So, of the 30 'top six' bands, 4BR correctly identified 20 of them (66%). Of the five winners, 4BR correctly predicted 4 of them (80%). That seems pretty good to me, considering that there were 71 bands competing.

    Championship Section:
    4BR Prediction
    1. Flowers
    2. Virtuosi GUS
    3. Woodfalls
    4. Thoresby
    5. EYMS
    6. Friary Guildford

    Actual Result:
    1. Flowers (Paul Holland)
    2. Virtuosi GUS (Adam Cooke)
    3. Woodfalls (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
    4. Redbridge Brass (Alan Duguid)
    5. Friary Guildford (Chris King)
    6. Thoresby Colliery (Leigh Baker)

    First Section:
    4BR Prediction
    1. Unite the Union
    2. Oakland
    3. Mossley
    4. Longridge
    5. Hebden Bridge
    6. Fulham

    Actual Result
    1. Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) (David Hirst)
    2. Oakland University Brass (Kenneth Kroesche)
    3. Jackfield (Elcock Reisen) (Simon Platford)
    4. Enderby (Simon Jones)
    5. Hebden Bridge (Trevor Halliwell)
    6. Becontree Brass (Nigel Taken)

    Second Section:
    4BR Prediction
    1. Eccles Borough
    2. Amington
    3. Haydock
    4. Rushden Town
    5. Cawston
    6. Dronfield

    Actual Result
    1. Eccles Borough (Mareika Gray)
    2. Haydock (Mark Quinn)
    3. Colchester (David Maddocks)
    4. Amington (Bob Stradling)
    5. Emley Brass (Garry Hallas)
    6. Kippax (Keiron Anderson)

    Third Section:
    4BR Prediction:
    1. Ifton Colliery
    2. Stamford Brass
    3. Old Hall Brass
    4. Golborne
    5. Foss Dyke
    6. Boarshurst Silver

    Actual Result
    1. Stamford Brass (Robert Prew)
    2. Golborne (Matthew Whitfield)
    3. Hucknall & Linby (Paul Whyley)
    4. Ifton Colliery (Wayne Ruston)
    5. Coppull & Standish (Matt Stringer)
    6. Boarshurst Silver (James Garlick)

    Fourth Section:
    4BR Prediction:
    1. Sale Brass
    2. Whitwell
    3. Sherwood Brass
    4. Ynyshir
    5. Thurcroft
    6. Skelmersdale

    Actual Result
    1. Sale Brass (Joshua Hughes)
    2. Skelmerdale Prize (David Chapman)
    3. Whitwell Brass (Bob Woffinden)
    4. Sherwood Forest Brass (Christine Lippeatt)
    5. Brighton & Hove City Brass (Matt Hackett)
    6. Ynyshir (Gary Davies)
  2. BrightonHove

    BrightonHove Member

    Glad to have messed up their 4th Section prediction :cool:;):tup
  3. kriseuph

    kriseuph Member

    i read the comments on all4brass,4barsrest, but don't take much notice of what they say end of the day the only view that matters is the one that comes from the box.
  4. Bbmad

    Bbmad Active Member

    Shhh, if they realise that they will go out of business!
  5. euphoria

    euphoria Member

    They are on a roll it seems. In the top section of the norwegian championships this weekend they had the top 4 bands in the right order. Very impressive!
  6. DS2014

    DS2014 Active Member

    That is indeed impressive. They're very good

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