North Wales Solos, Duets & Quartets - 2006 Results

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by dyl, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Saturday 11th February 2006 @ Galeri, Caernarfon

    Adjudicators: Helen Tyler & Mark Wilkinson


    Section 1: Slow Melody Under 10
    1. Dafydd Large - Beaumaris
    2. Mared Jones - Dyffryn Nantlle
    3. Calum MacDonald - Beaumaris

    Section 2: Slow Melody 10-12
    1. Manon Elwyn - Deiniolen
    2. Craig Millar - Porthaethwy
    3. Tudur Williams - Deiniolen

    Section 3: Slow Melody 12 -14
    1. Danial Ellis - Deiniolen
    2. Cai Jones - Deiniolen
    3. Gwyn Owen - Porthaethwy

    Section 4: Slow Melody 14-16
    1. Bethan Evans - Beaumaris
    2. Kate Challinor - Northop
    3. Frances LArge - Beaumaris

    Section 5: Slow Melody 16-18
    1. Nicholas Hughes - Beaumaris
    2. Graham Bushell - Beaumaris
    3. Rhys Jones - Beaumaris

    Section 6: Duets Under 14
    1. Sam Benjamin & Michael Roberts - Porthaethwy
    2. Scott Williams & Josh Caldicott - Porthaethwy

    Section 7: Duets Under 18
    1. Charlotte Green & Elliw Haf - Dyffryn Nantlle

    Section 8: Open Duets
    1. Peter Sibeon & Fiona Blackwell - Holywell

    Section 9: Air Varie under 14
    1. Patrick Rimes - Porthaethwy
    2. Cai Jones - Deiniolen
    3. Manon Elwyn - Deiniolen

    Section 10: Air Varie under 18
    1. Nicholas Hughes - Beaumaris
    2. Frances Large - Beaumaris
    3. Joe Murtagh - Conwy

    Section 11: Quartet/Quintet under 14
    1. Ser y Borth - Porthaethwy
    2. Borth Bach 1 - Porthaethwy
    3. Borth Bach 2 - Porthaethwy

    Section 12: Quartet/Quintet under 18
    1. Holywell Youth B
    2. Holywell Youth A

    Section 13: Slow Melody over 18
    1. Cai Isfryn - Beaumaris
    2. Dylan Hughes - Deiniolen
    3. Phil Copeman - Rhyl

    Section 14: Air Varie over 18
    1. Cai Isfryn - Beaumaris

    Section 15: Open Quartet/Quintet
    1. Beaumaris
    2. Porthaethwy 1
    3. Porthaethey 2

    Band with most points: Beaumaris
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2006
  2. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    An excellent day, at an excellent venue (must be looked at for the Rally now surely?) - but the highlight for me personally (and the family of course) was my son Deian, aged 5 and 9 months, playing in his first ever solo contest - only a few months after picking up a cornet for the first time! Playing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' he did us all proud and came 7th out of 11 competitors in the under 10 section.

    </proud Dad>

    However - on a more disappointing note - it was a little concerning to once again see the same list of bands sending competiors to this contest (much the same as the Rally to be honest). I just don't get it sometimes, why these bands don't support contests which are quite literally, right on their doorstep. What more do some people want, if an excellently run day, at a state-of-the-art venue and with two top class players as adjudicators, aren't enough?

    Anyway - that rant isn't going to stop the feel-good feeling I have inside of me today!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2006
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Well Done Deian and everyone who took part! :)
  4. Di

    Di Active Member

    Oi Dad, shove over out the way, let Deian read his message. ;)

    Well done Deian, you little star. :clap:

    OK, Dad, you can have your computer back now. :biggrin:
  5. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Up the 'well! Although I never played for Holywell I'm from there (my mum and dad still live there) and having seen the ups and downs the band has had over the last quarter century I'm delighted to see them tasting some success, both here and in the wider contest arena.:clap: Plus Peter is a quality player..
  6. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Well done to all winners, esp little Deian!

    Where was the contest held? When I last took part in this contest (about 20 :eek: years ago) it used to be in a school in Bangor. Guess it's moved since then if Dyl is describing it as "state of the art"!

    It always used to be a great day out though - it was my first experience of contesting, so I always look back on it quite fondly!
  7. dyl

    dyl Active Member


    No, seriously Dave - the contest has had a few homes since its days at Friars School in BAngor - has been in Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen for the last few years, but was held this year at Galeri in Caernarfon - - with the contest being split between two 'studios' - an excellent venue with on-site bar and cafe, and easy access to all Caernarfon has to offer. We've played a couple of gigs there recently and it's a top class venue - it also has its own theatre hall that can hold about 200 people.
  8. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Guilty as charged - didn't read the post properly :oops:

    I'm glad this contest is still going though - even if it is only a few bands that support it these days.
  9. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    well done Deian!! :biggrin:
  10. Cochyn

    Cochyn Member

    Nice one Cai Isfryn - Beauamris (open slow melody), but I'll give ya some competition next year! LOL
  11. MR WMS

    MR WMS Member

    Hey cochyn, su mai? looking forward to hearing you next year!:tup
  12. Cochyn

    Cochyn Member

    Aye, me too! :lol:

    Just hope I remember to book it off from work next time! :lol:

    Some other solo contests to be done before then though! ;)

    Well done to all the winners, and well done to Dylan's must be well proud! :tup
  13. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Well done Deian, what an achievement! and well done to all the other competitors, all in all it was a good day! Looking forward to hearing you next year Cochyn!
  14. Cochyn

    Cochyn Member

    You too Bex, bring it on hun! mwahahaha! :lol:
  15. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Don't do solo comps no more Cochyn, too stressful! Nerves! I'll leave it to the experts.Not everyone is a poser!xx
  16. Cochyn

    Cochyn Member

    oi! I'm not an expert...:lol:
  17. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    My point exactly!
  18. Cochyn

    Cochyn Member

  19. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Is that just one competitor in the over 18 Air Varie??

    If so that's terrible - I can remember playing 10-15 years ago when there were 10's of entrants in both the AV and Slow Melody over 18 sections, and several of the listed competitors this time(Phil Copeman, Pete Sibeon) would have been contenders for the prizes then too!

    The school room with the roof that rattled when Euphs or Basses played put me off somewhat, and the constantly changing rules on whether you were allowed accompaniment (including one year where you were allowed to as long as you brought your own Piano!!)

    I did think about coming across this year (but was tied up with a CD recording for Imps). Is the over 18 section open to everyone or just to North Wales registered bands? I always fancied winning that sword but never got better than second in open AV or SM sections.
  20. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    I think it is open to North Wales residents or registered with a north wales band...I think Gav Saynor is the only tubist to win the Wilkinson Sword...still Ron if you want to do a bass quartet next year Ron you more than welcome to pop over.
    good day all round , and as Pedr pointed out the prize for the most winning points went to Beaumaris ( the prize used to be a years subscription to BBW)