'Official' Scottish Open Thread

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by persins, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. persins

    persins Member


    Has there been an "Official" Scottish Open thread yet?

    If not,

    Is anyone going to the Scottish Open?

    Anyone got any predictions / thoughts on who might feature at the event?

    If you're going, I'll probably see you in the bar! I'll be one of the ones dressed up like a train conductor! Ohh the joys of sponsorship!!

    The money helps but the tie is shocking!
  2. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Freckleton are going, looking forward to it!
  3. persins

    persins Member

    So are we!
    I'm not looking forward to the long coach journey up there, but should have a giggle once we're in the arctic circle!
    The trip back shouldn't be too bad though (as long as the bar does it's job adequately!)
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    No! So, this can be it!

    Event details, courtesy of http://www.sbba.org.uk

    Scottish Open
    Draw for order of play: 8.30am
    Contest commences: 11.00am
    Venue: Main Auditorium
    Adjudicators: Richard Evans & David Horsfield
    Test Piece: Own Choice

    Competing bands:
    Besses o’ th’ Barn
    Bon Accord Silver
    Bo’ness & Carriden
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
    Dobcross Silver
    Johnstone Silver
    Kingdom Brass
    The Kirkintilloch Band
    Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass
    Newtongrange Silver Band
    Scottish Co-op
    SWT Woodfalls
    Unison Kinneil
    The Whitburn Band

    Scottish Challenge Shield
    Draw for order of play: Pre-drawn
    Contest commences: 9.00am
    Venue: Main Auditorium
    Adjudicators: Nigel Boddice & Bryan Allan
    Test Piece: Own Choice

    Competing bands
    Clackmannan District
    Dunaskin Doon
    Granite City Brass

    Scottish Challenge Cup
    Draw for order of play: Pre-drawn
    Contest Commences: 10.00am
    Venue: The Strathclyde Suite
    Adjudicators: Alan Hope & Steve Prichard Jones
    Test Piece: Own Choice

    Competing bands
    Bon Accord ‘B’
    Campbeltown Brass
    City of Discovery
    Coalburn Silver
    Dalkeith and Monktonhall Colliery
    Dunfermline Town
    Jedforest Instrumental
    MacTaggart Scott Loanhead
    Newland Concert Brass
    Tullis Russell Mills

    Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships
    Draw for order of play: Pre-drawn for all sections
    Contest commences: approx. 1.45pm
    Venue: The Strathclyde Suite
    Adjudicators: David James & Charles Keenan – all sections

    Community Section
    Queensferry High School
    Auchinleck Academy

    Development Section
    Campbeltown Junior Brass
    Jedforest Juniors
    Loanhead Brass Roots

    Premier Section
    Aberdeen City Youth Band
    Dalmellington Junior Band
    Moray Concert Brass
    West Lothian Schools

    There will be a combined results ceremony at the end of the days contesting and it is planned for this to start at 6.45pm in the main auditorium. Ticket prices for the event are £7 and £5 for concessions and a single ticket will allow entry to all contests on the day.
  5. persins

    persins Member

    Woohoo! Never started an official or sticky one before!

    Cheers Dyl.
    p.s. give my regards to Dewi Wynn Williams if you see him!
  6. It is particularly chilly up here at the moment and really rainy too, so bring your winter warmers and brolly's. Though after a few pints i dont suppose anyone will mind that much!!
    Han x
  7. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Woohoo, not long now, should be a good day out!

    Campbeltown Brass are going, we're taking part in the Challenge Cup, and also Campbeltown Brass Juniors will be there in the Development Section of the Youth Contest, so pop into the Strathclyde Suite and support us on your way to the bar! Chances are, if you see a mad, red haired, tuba player shouting at a bunch of kids that are running riot, that'll be me, so drag me away to the bar, so I can calm down!! ;) :biggrin:
  8. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    I've put my money on Woodfalls winning!!! :tup
  9. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Was all organised for coming up for it then...we've got a local contest on the same day. RAGING!!!!

    Come on the WFWB!!!
  10. persins

    persins Member

    Cheers Linda! It would be nice!
    Are you guys still coming up for it or have plans changed yet again?!
  11. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Plans changed as we have Uppermill contest on the Sunday.

    Will definately be thinking about you all and will be cheering you on!
  12. aqua76

    aqua76 Member

    Our contest starts at 9am...............on a sunday????????????
    Are they bonkers???

    Plus it means we need to be organised and get a carryout, as the pubs dont open until 12.30pm on a Sunday :D
    AND, the results dont come out until the very end.....hmmmmm

    Dalmellington Band
  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - looks like it is going to be a long morning for you then! (you can maybe stroll round the shops) BTW, I like the look of your new bandhall ....

  14. aqua76

    aqua76 Member

    A long morning?? I wish - a very long day - fortunately i've got the Monday off work so should make things bit more enjoyable!

    Our new band hall is great - the kitchen photo was strategically taken so as to avoid the picture of our beer fridge :D Good impression and all that....

    We had our official opening last weekend, i was playing in the band octet, looked up to see Melvyn Bathgate standing listening!! HIm and his wife are patrons of the band (from when he was a guest soloist at our annual Slow Melody contest) they drove up from Yorkshire - top bloke!!!!

    Not too much pressure either, seeing as i play Horn!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaghhh
  15. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I was speaking to Hugh Johnstone and he was really excited about the place, and at a snip at £200,000 to build! Did he manage to display all his memorablia?
  16. aqua76

    aqua76 Member

    He got a lot of stuff up - the hall was looking great - so much history and memorabilia, its fantastic and Hugh worked (and is still working) tirelessly for the band.

    Nice to have a warm hall as well...makes a change, plus less of a health and safety risk as you can see from our old band hall pics!!
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - things are looking rosy for Dalmellington's future (from what I hear) and wish you all the best for the 'Open'. Shame there aren't more bands competing. It would have been good to see bands from outwith Scotland in your section.
  18. aqua76

    aqua76 Member

    Cheers - it is a bit depressing to only have 5 bands in our section AND starting at 9am....still we shall go and have a good day out and hopefully come back with a prize for our trophy cabinet, fingers crossed!!
  19. critic

    critic Member

    Scottish Open

    Best of luck to all the bands.Iwonder if one of the english bands can keep the title in england.Its a tough task.
  20. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Hopefully ;)

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