Official National Finals Thread - The Championship Section

Discussion in '2006 National Championships of Great Britain discu' started by brassneck, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. gaz

    gaz New Member

    Pete as recently had bridging work done to his front teeth.
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    The results are ...

    ... delayed (again) :rolleyes:
  3. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Is this the point where the contest controllers are staring in disbelief at what's on the paper in front of them thinking "Oh, No!!!" and wondering what to do?

  4. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Could they be deliberating over the Best Instrumentalist award going to a certain sop player? ;)
    Bridge work or not, he was playing a fair amount of the part with seemingly little trouble.
  5. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member


    1. Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal, Allan Withington, 16, 196
    2. Black Dyke, Dr. Nicholas Childs, 8, 194
    3. YBS Band, Professor David King, 4, 193
    4. Buy As You View, Dr. Robert Childs, 7, 192
    5. Fodens Richardson, Gary Cutt, 15, 191
    6. Leyland, Russell Gray, 20, 190
  6. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    1st Grimethorpe
    2nd Black dyle
    3rd ybs
    4th bayv
    5th Fodens

    Best soloist sop ybs
    **** almost got there 1st!! just cant type very fast!!!
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - copy/paste helps a bit ... ;)

    a little more detail:-

    Best instrumentalist: Bert Van Thienen, Soprano, YBS
  8. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    lol. mine were coming in live from the hall though!:tongue:
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    heheheheh! Great result for Grimey though! :clap:
  10. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    interesting to see that Black Dyke came second, especially if the sop part was moved allegedly allegedly allegedly( is that enough allegedly's??!!!!)
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Full Results:

    1. Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal, Allan Withington, 16, 196
    2. Black Dyke, Dr. Nicholas Childs, 8, 194
    3. YBS Band, Professor David King, 4, 193
    4. Buy As You View, Dr. Robert Childs, 7, 192
    5. Fodens Richardson, Gary Cutt, 15, 191
    6. Leyland, Russell Gray, 20, 190
    7. Fairey Band, Simon Stonehouse, 6, 189
    8. Kirkintilloch, Steve Bastable, 19, 188
    9. Mount Charles, Nigel Weeks, 17, 187
    10. Scottish Co-op, Alan Ramsay, 12, 186
    11. Staines, Ian McElligott, 3, 185
    12. Fishburn, Richard Evans, 18, 184
    13. Camborne Town, Frank Renton, 14, 183
    14. Rothwell Temperance, David Roberts, 11, 182
    15. Jaguar (Coventry), Dave Lea, 2, 180
    16. Reg Vardy , Ray Farr, 10, 177
    17. Newstead Welfare, Duncan Beckley, 1, 175
    18. Aveley and Newham, Nigel Taken, 9, 173
    19. Parc & Dare, Peter Parkes, 13,171
    20. Burry Port Town, Michael Thorne, 5, 170

    Best instrumentalist: Bert Van Thienen, Soprano, YBS

    - thanks to 4BR
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2006
  12. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations to Grimethorpe of course...
    But special congratulations to Bert for getting the best instrumentalist prize! I've been on stage with him a couple of times, and he's just amazing! ;)
  13. ed_the_euph

    ed_the_euph Member

    Just got home!!

    Having just returned home, I have to say.. I thoroughly enjoyed todays competition.. The results were spot on.. and the choice of testpiece was great.. I'l be whistling Judges for weeks! Nice to have a piece thats easy enough on the ear to keep the audience there till the end! The concert was very entertaining too.. some great arrangements from the various members of the bands.. esp. Pete Dentons Tribute to the boss, and the Frog Horn players compositions and arrangements, which were delightfully clever!

    Well done to all concerned.. well run comp, well played bands and well enjoyed!!

    Ed March (Egham Trom)
  14. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    we wuz robbed.....


    well dont t'winners and t'prizewinners...

    (sorry been down th'mews all avo....)
  15. brassychick

    brassychick New Member

    how true.... on both counts.....

    good day though.. lots of fun!!
  16. do we know the results of the predictionometer thingy?

    i got the top 3, just in the wrong order so im guessin that puts me fairly high in the list
  17. 24aw

    24aw Member


    Well having spoken to a number of listeners and players, the general consensus seems to be it was a great days banding that was good on the ear and a fair result. Despite the protestations of some wanna be big name composers. One in particular who seems to have become relatively famous by moaning about much loved works instead of increasing his dubious output. Well it would seem an arranger from a bye gone era could teach him a trick or two!!! An arranger who i should imagine quietly got on with his work being careful not to look daft belittling great names from the past, simply letting his legacy of music do the talking. Fantastic to see things eventually coming to fruition at Grimethorpe, they have been the best sounding and most entertaining band around for a number of years with a bass section that blows the rest away. Hopefully with a great conductor now starting to do wonderful things, the worrying and inexplicable strangle hold on banding can now be relaxed. Well done to all concerned, a great and much needed result. :clap:
  18. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - once the results have been placed in the programme, we will have the scores shown as soon as we can!
  19. Disappointed with the piece and the contest in general. I thought Grimethorpe and Bayv should have been the top two. Where was the "test" in the test piece , it was easy when you compare it to what they had to play at the regionals. Having said that though , no-one one nailed it. Soprano's in general didn't have a good day. Black Dyke "soprano" and end man was awesome. I don't know what was up with Roberts, but he must have lost his nerves or something , because he played the bits he did play well , but was sat there doing very little while RM rattled it all out in the little ditty tuned virtually everyone crabbed a couple at least in. The percussion I think we would have all had a go. It was written 40 years ago , how can it be used as a test piece when banding has moved on so much!. Should have gone to the Rink tonight instead for some proper music. More music like Journey to the centre of the earth and Vienna Nights please!
  20. IYOUNG

    IYOUNG Member

    Have to agree one of the most ''flattest'' days contesting for a while, fair enough result but the day has lacked much of the usual excitement for me. Music from 40 years ago I guess the main reason. Yes sure took a few scalps but bands like those on show today deserved a better challenge after all we are trying to find the National Champion.

    Still enjoyed some of the performances from some unusual suspects, Staines and Cambourne in particualar.
    Not quite sure how Rothwell managed to come so low down, we sat up the top for them and the co op and Rothwell sounded very clean from up there.

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