Official tMP L&SC Regional Thread 2006

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  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    This is the official tMP discussion thread for the London & Southern Counties Regional Contest of the forthcoming Regional Championships of Great Britain.

    Feel free to discuss your thoughts and predictions for each section within the area - but don't forget to enter the tMP Predictions Competition- for your chance to contribute to the overall tMP Predictions. Details of the tMP Predictions Competition can be found here:

    We also ask that when the results for the various sections are announced, they are posted in this thread, and not posted as brand new threads - it has the potential to become extremely messy should this be the case. We will be creating and maintaining a complete set of results for viewing on the tMP Portal as they happen.

    We do have one request though! Please remember, that when pasting directly from other sources, always credit the source please.

    Saturday 18th March
    Arts & Leisure Centre, Stevenage

    3rd Section - Draw : 9am.
    Adjuducator : Colin Hardy

    Bradwell (C Johnston) - Chinnor (D Pegram) - Croydon (P Martin) - Enfield (Motor Museum & Potters and Bar) (S Groarke) - Epsom & Ewell (E Howard) - Fulham (P McLaughlin) - Hangleton (J Williams) - Hemel Hempstead (G Weeks) - Hilgay (A Clarke) - LBG (I Stewart) - Littleport (P Mead) - Norfolk Wherry (A Craze) - St Sebastian's (Wokingham) (D Richards) - Stantonbury (A Jenkin) - Woodbridge Excelsior (A Duguid)

    2nd Section - Draw : 1pm
    Adjudicator : Chris Wormald

    Betteshanger Welfare (D Burridge) - Brighton & Hove City (J Williams) - Capital Concert (J Mirahan) - Cawston (C Swaep) - Denham Hendon (G Davies) - East London (D Shead) - Egham (G Green) - Epping Forest (M Easener) - Fairlop (K Jordan) - Grimsdyke (S Broughall) Hitchin Town (I Graves) - Jersey Premier (T Pritchard) - Tilbury (R Nunnery) - Ware (K Durbin) - Yiewsley & West Drayton (C Cole)

    Sunday 19th March

    4th Section - Draw : 9.30am
    Adjudicator : Chris Wormald

    Amersham (A Fawbert) - Battle Town (J Penton) - Bletchington (S Barwick) - Broseley Development MK (D Johnston) - Chalgrove ( M Pegram) - Charles Church Camberley ( R Cherry) - Cobham (D Rual) - Cottenham (G Watson) - Fakenham Town (D Wakefield) - Great Yarmouth (S Philpot) - Harwich RBL (A Sanders) - Haslemere Town (G Wade) - Hungerford Town (T Crouter) - Jubilee (Oxford) (C Sadler) - King's Lynn Town (S Ingham) - Letchworth Garden City (T Welch) - Loddon (J Knight) - Oxford Templars (J Davies) - Royston (S Jones) - Somersham Town (D Chambers) - Thundersley (K Schroeder) - Wantage B (D Dullforce) - Waterbeach (J Utting) - Watford (M France) - Wolverton Town (J Mott)

    1st Section - Draw : ???
    Adjudicator : David Horsfield

    Alder Valley (S Chislett) - Becontree (G Sheldon) - Bedford Town (C Reeves) - Broseley MK - (P Fensome) - Chichester City (L Bulchart) - City of Cambridge (C Paterson) - Colchester (M Easener) - Crystal Palace (M Gray) - Haverhill (M Ager) - Horsham Borough (G Bacon) - KM Medway (G Wilson) - Regent (R Ward) - Sandhurst (R Burke) - St Alban's City (S Garman) - Stonesfield (T Brotherhood) - Wantage A (P Bailey)

    Championship Section - Draw : ???
    Adjudicator : Colin Hardy

    Alliance Brass (J Clark) - Aveley and Newham (N Taken) - Clacton-on-Sea Co-operative (R Wiffin) - Friary Guildford (K Maxwell) - Ipswich & Norwich Co-op (R Norman) - Kidlington Concert (TBC) - Northfleet (A Caldon) - Redbridge (M White) - Soham Comrades (C King) - Staines (I McElligott) - Welywn Garden City (D Jones) - Zone One (S Dobson)

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  2. starperformer

    starperformer Member

    London and southern counties can usually be relied upon to come up with the strongest talking and weakest playing. Where's all the hype this year? Don't tell me some of these bands are too busy rehearsing? Or maybe there's going to be a late charge of big talk in the next 2 weeks?

    I think Staines, Bedford, Capital and Epping will be the success stories this year.
  3. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    :-? wot?

    ... Ah.. just found a few earlier posts from you...

    Here we go again.. :D

    Mods, can we get an IGNORE button? :D
  4. Simon_Horn

    Simon_Horn Member

    I agree with the first part....but weakest playing??? Everyone knows the LSC has held it's own in recent years. I'm sure this year will be no different.

    In fact, according to, LSC have the highest number of entered bands (84 or so) of all the areas - that say something about how alive and kicking banding is dawn sawth.
  5. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    It's in the User CP.
  6. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Cheers! :oops:
  7. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Starperformer... I assume you DON"T play for a L&SC band then? (hard to tell as you don't bother to identify yourself).
    If you did, maybe you'd be equally p*ed off at the assumption that our bands aren't as good, you'd be aware of how well bands from our region have done at the lower sections finals recently, and you'd be proud of our top bands' ability to hold their own among bands from supposedly 'stronger' areas.
  8. Simon_Horn

    Simon_Horn Member

  9. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Actually, Mr StarPerformer does play for a L&SC band, and I suspect his post was to kick start this thread into life! Which it has done! :clap:

    I've just had a traumatic experience at band this evening. I have carefully marked up my timpani music to remind myself which drum to hit, and when to kick the pedals to change the notes. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that we are only being provided with 3 timps, instead of the 4 I have been practicing on. :( Back to the drawing board with only about 6 rehearsals to go.

    Still, at least I found out now, not on the stage at Stevenage I suppose. :(
  10. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    I refer you to Mr S. Performers post from 14th Oct 05, in reference to predicting the results at the Nationals, RAH, in reference to Redbridge and A & N:

    "judging from recent years' efforts, London and Pride just about sums up these bands' preparations

    18th and 20th would be surprising, although maybe next year will be better, when one of the best bands in the area moves up into the top section"

    So, firstly hes toilet at predicting! :oops: And secondly we can assume hes either linked to Clacton, or perhaps more probably Staines! ;)
  11. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    My memory isn't great, but didn't a band from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire become National Champions a year or two ago? If they played weakly how poor was the northern opposition??!! I guess your defence is in the use of the word 'usually'..
  12. Chris Kirk

    Chris Kirk Member

    Some interesting comments above. I believe that L&SC bands have been impressive in the finals in recent years. Staines and Potters Bars are just a couple. However, the seventh place by Redbridge last year just goes to show how much the standard is improving and that we cannot just be dismissed as not having the ability.

    The Championship section should be very interesting, Redbridge on present form should win.

    The battle will be for the next qualifying place and 3rd; anyone one of last years 2nd to 5th places could be in with a shout and I’m certainly not dismissing Staines.
  13. vonny

    vonny Member

    Wow i like this thread, didn't know 'Southeners' could be so exciting :wink:
    All the best to all who are taking part in the LSC contests

    Yvonne x

    P.S. I might take a wander as i am going to be in that 'neck of the woods' that weekend :)
  14. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Again, my memory isn't great, but in the days when I lived in London I rather fancy I remember the then Newham Band coming 5th at the National Championships (1988? 1989?) Around then, anyway. So there have been bands of a pretty good standard in the area for some time.
  15. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    So, does anyone know anything about the adjudicators?....
    Do they have REPUTATION? ;-)
  16. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Don't know about you guys but 2nd section is Chris Wormald (sp?) which I'm quite happy about. Though I'd be happier with 2 in the box, given the number of bands I cannot believe our regional comittee are THAT hard up!:mad:
  17. starperformer

    starperformer Member

    OK, fine, London bands are every bit as good as other areas, you're all quite right. A 7th and a 5th at the nationals in the last 2 decades is solid proof of that. My mistake.

    Seriously though the 3rd and 4th section down here really are quite strong compared with other areas - the sheer number of bands in those sections is testament to (and partial explanation for) that. Yorkshire 3rd section was awful on Sunday, and they don't have that many bands - that's a national title we haven't lost before we start.
  18. starperformer

    starperformer Member

    see comments on Yorkshire thread (where he was also adjudicating 2nd)

    (a) he had a definite preference for bands that took it well under tempo (and got it clean)

    (b) 2 in the box can be a real mixed blessing - at least with one they will usually agree amongst themself and you get consistent results across the board
  19. Come on then all you clever predictors, what about the 4th section, anybody good a prediction for L&SC?
  20. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    Don't forget there's alot of Northerners living daan souf (like me self). And bands can bring players in from Norway for contests just as easily as northern bands.

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