Paddy's British Open - 2010

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Paddy Flower, May 18, 2010.

  1. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    Quick off the mark for Birmingham, here's the first showing...

    Cory - 5/2 fav
    Foden's - 7/2
    Black Dyke - 4/1
    Brighouse & Rastrick - 15/2
    Grimethorpe Colliery - 8/1
    Leyland - 16/1
    Tredegar - 22/1
    Rothwell Temperance - 33/1
    Co-op Funeralcare - 33/1
    Faireys - 33/1
    Tongwynlais Temperance - 40/1
    Desford Colliery - 40/1
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 40/1
    Virtuosi GUS - 50/1
    Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 66/1
    Kirkintilloch - 150/1
    Whitburn - 150/1
     
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  3. Kjata

    Kjata Member

    Can't believe I wouldn't vote for Dyke :eek::eek: but £5 on: Briggy, Cory, Tong and Fodens please Mr Flower!?
     
  4. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    Latest for Birmingham...

    Cory - 5/2 fav
    Foden's - 7/2
    Black Dyke - 9/2 (from 4/1)
    Brighouse & Rastrick - 15/2
    Grimethorpe Colliery - 8/1
    Tredegar - 16/1 (22/1)
    Leyland - 18/1 (16/1)
    Co-op Funeralcare - 18/1 (33/1)
    Virtuosi GUS - 33/1 (50/1)
    Rothwell Temperance - 33/1
    Faireys - 33/1
    Tongwynlais Temperance - 40/1
    Desford Colliery - 40/1
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 50/1 (40/1)
    Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 66/1
    Whitburn - 150/1
    Kirkintilloch - 500/1 (150/1)

    Did I hear a whisper that Brisbane XLCR are going?
    50/1 chance if they are
     
  5. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    One obvious Cat, one obvious Pidgeon...

    Cory - 9/4 fav (from 5/2)
    Black Dyke - 4/1 (9/2)
    Foden's - 7/1 (7/2)
    Brighouse & Rastrick - 7/1 (15/2)
    Grimethorpe Colliery - 8/1
    Tredegar - 14/1 (16/1)
    Faireys - 18/1 (33/1) let's not get too excited just yet…
    Leyland - 20/1 (18/1)
    Co-op Funeralcare - 22/1 (18/1)
    Rothwell Temperance - 25/1 (33/1)
    Virtuosi GUS - 28/1 (33/1)
    Tongwynlais Temperance - 40/1
    Desford Colliery - 40/1
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 50/1
    Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 50/1 (66/1)
    Whitburn - 150/1
    Kirkintilloch - 500/1 (150/1)
     
  6. marting2004

    marting2004 New Member

    Paddy,
    £50 each way on Faireys top 3 finish - will take 18/1!!
     
  7. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    The Open has just been put out to the Fantasy league so why not take part.

    e-mail me for details
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
  8. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    and it's been a busy hour and a half since the league got involved...

    Cory - 9/4 fav
    Black Dyke - 7/2 (from 4/1)
    Faireys - 15/2 (18/1) ok, people ARE getting excited
    Tredegar - 8/1 (14/1) and not just about Faireys either
    Brighouse & Rastrick - 9/1 (7/1)
    Foden's - 9/1 (7/1) oh the fickle finger
    Grimethorpe Colliery - 11/1 (8/1)
    Co-op Funeralcare - 22/1
    Leyland - 25/1 (20/1)
    Rothwell Temperance - 28/1 (25/1)
    Virtuosi GUS - 33/1 (28/1)
    Tongwynlais Temperance - 50/1 (40/1)
    Desford Colliery - 66/1 (40/1)
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 100/1 (50/1)
    Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 100/1 (50/1)
    Whitburn - 250/1 (150/1)
    Kirkintilloch - 500/1

    I'm ready to take your Paddy Pound bets on this contest
    E-mail paddy_flower@yahoo.com for details on how to enter
    "Paddy's Fantasy Brass Band League"
     
  9. marting2004

    marting2004 New Member

    £50 each way on Faireys please Paddy, my good man!
     
  10. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    another £50? Clearly not a betfair man otherwise you'd cover your 18/1 bet with a lay

    Are you in the league yet?, it's designed for people such as yerself, just e-mail me to join
     
  11. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

    Wonder if the odds would be different if the piece hadn't been written specially for one of the bands... ;)
     
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  13. casanova

    casanova Member

    Rothwell for me this time! I thought they were a touch unlucky at the albert hall last year and ill have a cyber tenner on them bringing it home this time!
     
  14. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Cyber-tenner on Briggus please Paddy. 9/1 is too good to miss there.

    And a cyber-tenner each on Grimey and Fodens to place.
     
  15. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    Actually I think this is the most open 'Open' for many a year. 'The Big three' have all had spills in '10, some more major than others. Add to that the resurgance of Briggus & Faireys, Tredegar don't seem to know when they're outclassed these days either.

    I'm certainly not ruling out the possibility of Horrid Smell having a nice 'Harry' to put on his mantelpiece but your Sandbachians are not popular with the punters at the moment.

    Yeah, they're making quiet progress. The last big shock winners were Marple in '96 so we're due, we're definately due

    All sensible bets

    Thirteen Ball!!! Surely you've joined my league, if not, WHY NOT??? just e-mail me and you're punts will influence my prices at the next update
     
  16. Paddy Flower

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    Now that tMP predictions is open, time for another update and there are some clearly differing views...

    Cory - 15/8 fav (from 9/4) including a 20.00 wedge in the league from one very definate player
    Black Dyke - 7/2
    Brighouse & Rastrick - 6/1 (9/1) popular with the tMP predictors
    Grimethorpe Colliery - 15/2 (11/1) popular with the league
    Foden's - 10/1 (9/1) the punters have truly turned their backs on them
    Faireys - 11/1 (15/2) tMPers don't share the league's optimism for them...
    Tredegar - 11/1 (8/1) ...or them
    Leyland - 20/1 (25/1)
    Co-op Funeralcare - 33/1 (22/1)
    Rothwell Temperance - 33/1 (28/1)
    Tongwynlais Temperance - 50/1
    Virtuosi GUS - 50/1 (33/1)
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 100/1
    Desford Colliery - 150/1 (66/1) about as popular as BP
    Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 200/1 (100/1)
    Kirkintilloch - 350/1 (500/1) one little flutter from the league
    Whitburn - 500/1 (250/1) can't give 'em away

    I'm ready to take your Paddy Pound bets on this contest.
    E-mail paddy_flower@yahoo.com for details on how to enter
    "Paddy's Fantasy Brass Band League"
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2010
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    It's certainly going to be an interesting contest this year. Plenty of room in the piece for unforced errors! No favourite for me this tiime round.
     
  18. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    Normal service has resumed it seems, the recent tradional favorites (Cory, Dyke & Fodens) have faired better since my last prices. Add to that some support for one of the less fancied bands from members of Paddy's league...


    Cory - 7/4 fav (from 15/8 )
    Black Dyke - 3/1 (7/2)
    Brighouse & Rastrick - 7/1 (6/1)
    Grimethorpe Colliery - 8/1 (15/2)
    Foden's - 9/1 (10/1)
    Faireys - 12/1 (11/1)
    Tredegar - 14/1 (11/1)
    Leyland - 28/1 (20/1)
    Co-op Funeralcare - 40/1 (33/1)
    Rothwell Temperance - 40/1 (33/1)
    Tongwynlais Temperance - 50/1
    Virtuosi GUS - 66/1 (50/1)
    Kirkintilloch - 66/1 (350/1) a couple more league punters in for them, know something we don’t?
    Desford Colliery - 100/1 (150/1) at last, some interest
    Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 150/1 (100/1)
    Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 250/1 (200/1)
    Whitburn - 500/1

    I'm ready to take your Paddy Pound bets on this contest.
    E-mail paddy_flower@yahoo.com for details on how to enter
    "Paddy's Fantasy Brass Band League"
     
  19. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member

    I think that might be something to do with the conductor they have employed this year.........
     
  20. MickM

    MickM Member

    I'd bet on Kirkintilloch being in the top 6.

    Sorry to highjack this thread with a question.....does anyone know the date of 2011 open?

    Thanks!
     
  21. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    What makes this an exciting contest for me is the pairing of conductors with bands ...

    1. Black Dyke (Dr Nicholas Childs)
    2. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King)
    3. Carlton Main Frickley (Philip McCann)
    4. Co-operative Funeralcare (Michael Fowles)
    5. Cory (Dr Robert Childs)
    6. Desford Colliery (Martin Winter)
    7. Fairey (Geneva) (Russell Gray)
    8. Foden’s (Howard Snell)
    9. Grimethorpe Colliery (Allan Withington)
    10. Hepworth (Cookson Homes) (Brian Grant)
    11. Kirkintilloch (Steve Bastable)
    12. Leyland (Philip Harper)
    13. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)
    14. Tongwynlais Temperance (Nigel Seaman)
    15. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)
    16. Virtuosi GUS (John Berryman)
    17. Whitburn (Frank Renton)

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=11878

    BUT ... is Gary Cutt with Kirky?

    http://www.thebritishopen.net/british-open-brass-band-championship-Next-Event.htm
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  22. weenie

    weenie Member

    Nope, Mr Bastable is defo taking the Scots!
     

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