Has anyone else going to this contest had a close look at the timings in the hall that is to hold UnRegistered, 4th, 3rd & 2nd sections in a day?! The timing sheet shows the contest starting at 8.45am with 44 bands due to take the stage. We are in the 2nd section, and without revealing the pre-draw I can say, we're late on - However, I was concerned by the amount of bands to play before we take the stage - so I did a quick check . . I'm working on 20 mins per band - own choice test piece (lengths will vary) Varying percussion requirements added to personal set-up preferences. I've left ONLY 20 mins for the adjudicator to come to his conclusions, deliver them, and get the next section underway . . . . And I think that on the day it will look something like this. . . . band 39 - 11pm band 40 - 11.20 band 41 - 11.40 band 42 - Midnight band 43 - 12.20 band 44 - 12.40 (their timings show the contest finishing with band 44 at about 9pm - quite some difference I think). We have raised this thinking with the secretary, and had the response that they run to 7 bands per 2 hours (and that works fine at the Midlands area contest - I'm sure it does!), however in one of the sections on the day, they've only allowed 13.5 mins per band (not the 17.5 mins their own figures demand) They also have listed 'comfort breaks' in each section!! So a couple of questions. . . Are you going to this contest? do you want to take a look and see what you think? is there a 3rd hall, or alternative venue for a section, or two to move to? have you been to this contest before? does it have a history of running over? Have you any suggestions to help solve this problem? The entry fee is £100 (£30 to be returned on attendance) - 75 bands are entered on the weekend, that's big bucks.