Grand Shield Weekend 3rd May

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Darth_Tuba, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    Everyone looking forward to blackpool those who are going? Anyone any thoughts and predictions? Heres the bands that strike me as ones that should do well:
    Shield: Sellers and CWS Glasgow
    Cup: Wingates and Hepworth
    Trophy: Pennine and Haydock

    These contests are dead hard to call though, as theres shed-loads of good bands. Cracking pieces for the weekend anyway. I may actually listen to more than I managed last year! Lets hope the Galleon doesn't tempt me away! :guiness
  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Here's a list of competing Bands to make your predictions easier.

    As Chris says there's a lot of very good bands here and you'll do well to pick the winners out of any of the groups.

    Good Luck :?

    Grand Shield:

    ASDA Stocksbridge - D. Renshaw
    Aveley and Newham - N. Taken
    Beaumaris - G. Evans
    B.T. - M. Fowles
    Bodmin - R. Gray
    Burry Port Town - D. Evans
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - W. Rushworth
    CWS Glasgow - N. Childs
    Desford Colliery - P. Parkes
    East Yorkshire Motor Services - G. Pritchard
    Fishburn - G. O'Connor
    Flowers - P. Harper
    Freckleton - P. Dalton
    Glossop Old - J. Cant
    JAG Mount Charles - B. Hurdley
    Kibworth - J. Berryman
    Ransome - P. Parkes
    Sellers International - P. McCann
    Skelmanthorpe - K. Wadsworth
    Thoresby Colliery - S. Lippeatt
    Yorkshire Co-operatives - J. Roberts

    Senior Cup:

    Aldbourne - I. Holmes
    Ashton Under Lyne - J. Maines
    BTM - D. Stowell
    Camborne - P. Murrell
    Hepworth - M. Bentham
    Jaguar (Coventry) - D. Lea
    Laganvale - E. Ruddock
    Lindley - N. Jwett
    Newstead Welfare - D. Beckley
    Newtongrange - A. Swainson
    Pemberton Old Wigan - G. Cutt
    Ratby Co-operative - K.J. Steward
    Rebridge - M. White
    Rothwell Temperance - D. Roberts
    Staffordshire - D. Maplestone
    Stalybridge - D. Hirst
    Kingdom Brass - A. Hutchinson
    United Co-op Crewe - J. Sparkes
    Wingates - R. Curran
    Wooley Pritchard Sovereign Brass - W. Ruston

    Senior Trophy:

    Bo'ness and Carriden - I. Davey
    Bournemouth Concert - Lt. Col. C. Davis
    City of Coventry - P. Bailey
    City of Oxford - J. Glynn
    Dalmellington - R. Evans
    Drighlington - C. Hardy
    Haydock - I. Brownbill
    Johnstone Band - R. Tennant
    Nottingham City Transport - S. Phillips
    Kippax - I. Colley
    Mossley - M. Evans
    Northop - C. Roberts
    Longridge - B. Baker
    Pennine Brass - I. Porthouse
    Riddings - J. Davis
    Soham Comrades - P. Filby
    Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda - A. Gibbs
    Thornbury - N. Seaman
    Unison Kinneil - A. Ramsey
    Wakefield Metropolitan - B. Dyson
  3. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Right then here's my predictions.

    Grand Shield: Sellers or CWS Glasgow
    Senior Cup: United Co-op Crewe or Rothwell
    Senior Trophy: Longridge or Pennine Brass

  4. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    How does a band go about getting an invite to this event? I ask because our contest secretary tells me that we "can't get one", despite being an interested Championship section band who were reasonable enough to get to the Championship Finals a couple of years ago; there are a lot of 1st section bands in that list that Roger's posted.

  5. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    my threepennnys worth:

    CWS, flowers and sellers

    hepworth, pem and wingates

    Pennine, Haydock and Dalmellington

  6. hey all. not too sure on your predictions, cept nadias of course (i suppose thats only coz we feature in them!!)

    anyway, anybody got any idea who the adjudicators are yet?? iv heard a rumour that alan lawton is adjudicating the senior trophy, but then again it might not be true.

    Ta chucks

    Carina xx
  7. Heather

    Heather Member

    Roger...that's a very brave prediction there!!!!!!!
  8. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    Aidans predictions are not far off mine, he's just put in an extra band for safety! Thats cheating! :evil:

    :? Managed to put my ugly mug on my profile... dunno if that was a wise decision!
  9. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Not safe for me to comment on that Darth Tuba, but I can say "Thanks" for ensuring it matches the 90*90 pixel size... :tup
  10. Buchanan

    Buchanan New Member

    If the latest rankings in 4barsrest can be taken as any guide the results could be as follows:-

    Grand Shield
    1st - Sellers
    2nd - Ransome
    3rd - CWS Glasgow
    4th - Flowers

    Senior Cup
    1st - Rothwell
    2nd - BTM
    3rd - Camborne
    4th - Redbridge

    Senior Trophy
    1st - Haydock
    2nd - Unison Kinneil
    3rd - Northop
    4th - Thomas Coaches

    Don't think it'll end up exactly like that but I am sure we'll all have a damn fine weekend any way.

    Jim Buchanan - the smaller of the Bb basses with Kinneil
  11. DaveK

    DaveK New Member

    I suppose the method of applying to join the Spring Festival and get an invite to the Senior Trophy would be to go through the Open Championship organisation, Martin Mortimer heads that up. I'm racking my brain to try and remember the name of the guy who is the contest controller (he also does Pontins). I'm sure there will be a long waiting list but with the promotion relegation system in place most bands will get their turn.
  12. Bones

    Bones Member


    You're dead right Frank Hodges is the man you need to contact. He also does the Pontins contest.


  13. Active Member

    Grand Shield event

    I'm not qualified to make predictions about the results.
    However, I hope that you will all visit the World of Brass trade stand where we will have approx. 300 brass band titles on display. Look out for 5 new releases on the SP&S, Doyen and Egon labels!
  14. wewizrobbed

    wewizrobbed Member

    yeah it'll be a great weekend...I really cant wait to leaving at 7am the next morning!! :shock:

    Anyway I'm going for the co, hepworth and haydock :)
  15. tam-tam

    tam-tam Member

    Here are the predictions from the South Wales jury. I will now probably put the kiss of death on the following bands, but here goes anyway....

    Grand Shield

    Senior Cup

    Senior Trophy
    Pennine Brass

  16. jimothy

    jimothy Member

    Before we make predictions we should be aware of which particular deaf people are being shut in boxes for the duration. Even then we will still be whistling in the dark! Does anybody know who the adjudicators are for the weeekend?
  17. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    How cynical and narrow minded of you! If you were any expert on the subject you would know that the problem of deafness in adjudicators was solved long ago by the inclusion of sound proof boxes to make it all fair! :lol:

    It is a good point though. With the selections of modern pieces like Tallis and Paganini, will they pick young fresh adjudicators or will it be the usual suspects? Methinks the latter more likely, after Nick and Bob Childs last year they may want to go back to some oldies. All will be revealed I'm sure.
  18. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    For my money:


    1st Desford
    2nd CWS
    3rd Ransome
    4th Sellers


    1st Hepworth
    2nd Redbridge
    3rd Camborne
    4th Rothwell Temps


    1st Unison Kinneil
    2nd Soham
    3rd Pennine
    4th Bo'ness and Carriden

    Does anyone know which bands have pulled out?

  19. jonford

    jonford Member

    This is the first time ive made any predictions, and I'll prob get it all wrong but here goes:

    Grand Shield: Sellers, CWS, JAG

    Senior Cup: Hepworth, Wingates, Ashton

    Senior Trophy: Pennine, Longridge, Kinneil

    But who knows!! especially as ive never heard of some of the bands! :roll:
  20. SoloBaritone

    SoloBaritone Member

    I'm loving some of the predictions for the Cup, come on Hepworth! Can't wait to go, should be lots of fun. Chris, you can keep your eye on Lee while I'm playing. I know when I come back he's going to be plastered!! I had a dream last night we were drawn first, hope it doesn't come true! I had a dream either before the Masters or Open about the draw when I was at Frickley and we got the draw that was in my dream!!!


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