'Official' British Open 2005 discussion

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by dyl, Sep 6, 2005.

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  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member


    This thread is all yours to provide some thoughts, predictions etc. about this year's British Open!

    Competing bands:
    • Ashton Under Lyne
    • Black Dyke
    • Brighouse and Rastrick
    • Buy As You View
    • Desford Colliery
    • Fairey (FP Music)
    • Foden’s Richardson
    • Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal)
    • Hepworth (Persimmon Homes)
    • Kirkintilloch
    • Reg Vardy
    • Rothwell Temperance
    • Scottish Co-Op
    • Sellers International
    • Brass Band of Central Florida
    • Tredegar
    • Whitburn
    • YBS
  2. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Black Dyke
    Brighouse and Rastrick
    Buy As You View
    Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal)

    Cant really see the winner being outside this five, if I had to stick my neck out I would probably say Dyke, BAYV, YBS, Grimethorpe, B&R.

    I am sure Fodens will be in the mix and I hope Sellers are well up there too after touring with three of their players. Hepworth would also be up there i expect.

    What do I know though
  3. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I think if you include your other two 'dark horses' and Co-Op the winner will probably be one of those eight.

    hat I have really started to notice is that in these "one off" contests where only won test piece is played, the best band does not always win for one or more of many reasons....

    1) they don't take the contest as seriously as they should
    2) the adjudicators don't like their interpretation
    3) there is only one piece so it is difficult to sort out very good performances (unlike europeans with the set and own choice)

    I think if you look at it, some really good bands Hepwroth, Fodens & Grimthorpe don't have nationals to play for and may therefore be a bit more persistent to do well.
  4. NAS

    NAS Member

    My predictions...


    Dark Horse... either Scottish Co or Sellers.
  5. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    1. YBS
    2. Grimethorpe
    3. Brighouse
    4. BAYV
    5. Reg Vardy
    6. Hepworth

    Dark Horse: Scottish Co-op

    We'll see :D
  6. ericthered

    ericthered Member

    My predictions

    My prediction:

    • Dyke
    • Cory
    • Grimethorpe
    • YBS
    • Fodens
    • Reg Vardy
    To go down:

    Rothwell Temperance :hammer
  7. OLIVE

    OLIVE New Member

    WOW! :eek:

    No Dyke in your top 6!! not even dark horses or perhaps you know something we don't.
    Maybe they've withdrawn:biggrin:

    IYOUNG Member

    I have a feeling this is Grimethorpes year

    1. Grimethorpe
    2. Black Dyke
    3. YBS
    4. Cory
    5. B&R
    6. Fodens

    rarely get a real surprise at the open

    should be an excellent day
  9. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    LOL to be honest til you mentioned I'd forgot about Dyke :eek: ...they might just slip into the top 6 somewhere:wink: ...still think YBS will win though
  10. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    The Open continually throws up surprises. According to 4barsrest:

    Last year Dyke were 6th, Faireys 12th and YBS 14th.
    2002 - YBS 9th and Grimethorpe 14th
    2001 - Fodens 7th and B&R 8th
    2000 - B&R 12th

    Never rule out an upset at this contest - people thought it was cut and dry last year and come results time, there were plenty of gasps and shocked faces!

    As for my prediction- well, I will tell you after whether I was right or not!!!
  11. Flugelmahorn

    Flugelmahorn Member

    Got tickets booked and really looking forward to going for the first time in 5 years. Hope the Scottish contingent of the Co-Op, Whitburn and Kirky put on good shows.

    Looking forward to a good weekend!
  12. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    1 - YBS
    2 - Grimethorpe
    3 - Black Dyke
    4 - Buy As You View
    5 - Fodens
    6 - Sellers

    I think B&R will just miss out. As for the band to be dropped, I suspect it will be between Temps and Tredegar. I hope I'm wrong, but I fear it will be Tredegar.
  13. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Ok then people i will stick my neck out here for a reason i will tell you after about:

    My First Six in this order:
    Black Dyke Mills(Its got to be after last years disapointment)
    Buy As You View
    Grimethorpe(With Alan Withington Conducting he always turns out a good performance)
    Reg Vardy


    Keep a look out for me at the Open on Saturday 17th as i will be there giving my comments for you all to see on here when they have been posted on a few days after the contest, all of the bands performances, if you get a chance to see me come to :
    And say are you the Mouthpieces resident BUTCHER and One of RAFA BENITEZ'S RED ARMY CLAN
    See you at the Symphony Hall Folks:tup
  14. Syrup

    Syrup Member

    I read recently that Sellers have 8 new players just joined. I don't know any of the new players and haven't heard them play, but I guess there is a danger that there are too many changes at once for them to gel and the band to be stable in time. Also, having seen the list of bands they have joined from not many have probably played at the Open before, so it will be a big test.

    I'm sure they will do ok though. As long as they come below Hepworth thats fine ;-) Hepworth also have quite a few that haven't played at the Open before, so will be interesting for them as well.

    I agree with some of the other comments that Grimey will do well, now that they have Allan conducting.
  15. lottie4744

    lottie4744 Member

    My Prediction:

    • Grimethorpe
    • YBS
    • Black Dyke
    • Brighouse
    • BAYV
    • Fodens
  16. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member


    Can I nominate myself and Hepworth for being potentially the only band with acrobatic percussionists??? How I hit 3 triangles at once and get between glock and crash cymbals in 2 quick bars still eludes me... :confused:

    Looking forward to my first Open with a great bunch of people though - CMON HEPWORTH!!!!!!!!!

    Rach x
  17. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    1. Dyke
    2. BAYV
    3. YBS
    4. Foden's
    5. B&R
    6. Fairey's
    7. Grimethorpe
    8. Scottish Co-op
    9. Whitburn
    10. Reg Vardy
    11. Kirkintillock
    12. Sellers
    13. Tredegar
    14. Desford
    15. Ashton under Lyne
    16. Central Florida
    17. Hepworth
    18. Rothwell
  18. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member


    So nobody so far is tipping the 2004 BRITISH OPEN Champs Fodens to win eh?

    We will see!!
  19. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    Doubtful, they couldnt qualify for the RAH again this year.

    1. Cory
    2. Dyke
    3. YBS
    4. Foden's
    5. B&R
    6. Grimethorpe
    7. Reg Vardy
    8. Sellers
    9. Hepworth
    10. Scottish Co-op
  20. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    But you do not have the North West band that did in your top 10.........
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