Tameside Open Championships 2006

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Roger Thorne, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member


    Entries still open

    Sunday 26th March 2006

    The closing date for entries into this years Tameside Open Brass Band Championships rapidly approaches, but places are still available in all sections. The contest organised by Tameside Council whose generous support allows the contest to provide the facilities of The Hippodrome Theatre, Ashton-under Lyne , prize money in each section of £600. £400. and £300. and none returnable trophies to the first three prize winners in each section.

    The adjudicators this year are David Horsefield and Trevor Halliwell.

    If your band wishes to enter contact :-

    Frank Hodges, 39 Broxton Avenue, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8NP
    Telephone 01942 703217
    Mobile 07930 562 768
    Fax 01942 212418

    Email frankhodges@bbbr.co.uk
  2. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Who's going to the contest?

    Blackley are going.
  3. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    We will be there (Flixton) in 2nd Sc
  4. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Marsden will be there
  5. NAS

    NAS Member

    We're going in 2nd section too:).
  6. Hornyhorn

    Hornyhorn New Member

    Timperley will be there
  7. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    I'm going and playing with Flixton.
  8. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    i might go, just for a day out.
  9. gemmagould

    gemmagould New Member

    Pennine will be there.

  10. ericthered

    ericthered Member

    The fantastic TIMPERLEY BAND will be there. I saw them at Christmas at the school where they rehearse in and their principle cornet was brilliant!! I haven't heard many cornet players play that well for a long time.

    Good luck to Neil Samuel's band BTW hope they do well.
  11. Feefee

    Feefee Member

    I will be there with Elland and i can't wait! Shud be a good do!
  12. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie Member

    Denton will be there in the 4th Section.

    Does anyone know if there is a full list of bands for all sections available for this contest?
  13. Hornyhorn

    Hornyhorn New Member

    There is a full list on 4barsrest.co.uk Lists of all sections and times
  14. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Never done this contest before, but it looks good. :) I'll be playing with Marsden this year, which I'm looking forward to. :D
  15. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Good luck today to all the bands taking part (Y)
  16. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    If you're reading this and haven't put your clocks forward.....

  17. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    ;) Keep my seat warm for me Jen!!!

    Good luck to you all at Flixton.......
    I can't play today 'cos I've got to go to work:( but will be thinking of you all!!
  18. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    Dodworth have won the 4th section! Well done Eliot and the band!!
  19. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    4th Section:
    Dodworth - 181pts
    Arnfield - 176 pts
    Formby - 175

    3rd Section:
    Trinity Girls - 181pts
    Whirworth Vale and Healey - 174pts
    Elland - 172pts
  20. BandTaxi

    BandTaxi Active Member

    Not being from the Northwest but recognising some of the band names I am confused (doesn't take much!). Just wondered whether someone could explain.

    Timperley appear (acc to 4barsrest.com) to be playing in the Championship Section, but did not appear in the results of the recent areas, which when added to the fact that they withdrew from the 3rd section last year would imply that next year they could nationally be graded 4th Section - is this correct? I know that bands sometimes have different National and Local gradings but this does seem a bit extreme.

    Trinity Girls also failed to compete two weeks ago, as defending Champions, and yet today were able to turn out a band capable of winning the 3rd Section by a clear 7 points.

    I know several bands who have struggled with numbers through a given year but then done everything they can to get to the Areas to try and avoid relegation.

    What I find confusing is that bands not going to the Areas only 2 weeks ago now find themselves competing in this contest, and from the results the one who has already played must have done so VERY well.