Hello everyone. Having a great time in Christchurch, I will be in Queenstown for the next two days sight seeing with my family and Garry Cutt and Lucy Murphy. Below are the bare bones of the results from the New Zealand National Championships. I will endeavour to give a comprehensive listing of the weekends results. Set test was Tristan Encounters (Set test Friday evening, Own Choice Saturday evening) 1st Place overall: Dalewool Auckland Brass (Own choice Enigma Variations Elgar arr. Ball) 2nd Place overall: Woolston (Own choice Harrison Dreams) 3rd Place overall: Waitakere City Trusts Brass (my band) (Own choice Pagannini Variatons) Best soloist on the set test: Soprano with Waitakere Band of the year (equivalent of Brass in Concert held on the Sunday) 1st Place: Woolston 2nd Place: Waitakere City Trusts Brass Also performing were Marlborough, Canterbury Best soloist: Soprano with Waitakere Champion of Champions soloist: David Chaulk (Trombone) Like I said once I get a full results listing I will post the rest of the sections. Fabulous contest, very well run and nice to see a few familiar British faces there. Bob Childs adjuducating, David Thortnon playing with Woolston, Geoff Hawley, Matthew Chandler, Iwan Fox from 4barsrest playing with Woolston and Dean Morley playing BBb Bass with Waitakere. Very tired now. It has been a very intense run up to the contest. We have only been in NZ for just over a week!!! I will keep you up to date with any interesting news.