At the risk of opening HUGE can of worms, just wondered what peoples views are on the rules being changes at the english nationals with dyke playing? "The inaugural contest did in fact have 14 bands competing, although last year with the late acceptance of the invitation to compete from Grimethorpe, the contest had expanded in number to 15... The rules have changed to allow for 16 bands to compete next year... We have no plans however to increase this number further in subsequent years." 4BR ...should prove interesting though as it does give many other bands a chance to try and give the "untouchables" a run for their money....! Nothing like healthy competition eh?