Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Dozy, Nov 15, 2003.
Please can anyone tell me the results of the Treorchy contest today, 15th November 2003.
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I can tell you the results for the fourth and third sections.
1st. Radyr and Morganstown 180 pts
2nd Llwydcoed 178 pts
3rd Glynneath & District 177pts.
Solo prize Radyr and Morganstown
Welsh League Champion Band Crwbin
Runner up ?
1st Severn Tunnel 184
2nd Briton Ferry 183
3rd Newport Borough 179
solo prize Briton Ferry
Welsh League Champion Band Briton Ferry
runner up Severn Tunnel
2nd Burry Port
3rd Parc a Dare
soloist prize Martyn Pattason Euph Tongwinliaus
2nd RAF St Athan
3rd Newbridge Celeynon
we got the gist i think!
Quite a poor turn out again. I know that the championship bands don't like the fact that this event no longer counts towards the "Champion Band of Wales" title but where were all the lower section bands?
Great having a chat with you at the bar Mr Jessop Smythe (I played solo cornet with Rogerstone), but, I have to disagree with the point you make! There were nine second section bands at Treorchy and the other lower sections were an improvement as well. Lets hope that that turn continues and that more Championship bands can be persuaded to make the trip next year, alhough with only £150 on offer something has to be done!!
I accept the fact that the turn out was better than last year but there were still a lot of bands missing.
That said, it was nice, after a 2 year break from contesting, to catch up with some old friends and make a few new ones, tam-tam and some of the Rogerstone players included.
Congratulations to all the winners
Wel done to ton anyways for winning, totally agree with tamtam, summit needs to be done, any body know which bands have been put down a secion?
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Only bits I know are: Ammanford 1st to Champ and Pontardulais Champ to 1st. Ynyshir 1st to 2nd.
Don't know anything else but would feel safe in saying Briton Ferry would go 3rd to 2nd.
Tim (Tam Tam) agree with your comment on 2nd section but only 5 bands each in 1st and Champ sections and only 3 in 3rd and I think 6 in 4th.
Not terrific eh!! Approx 28 bands in total compared to 17 (before withdrawals) that entered St.Helens top section!!!
Yes, the turn out wasn't great was it. Have been looking at a few facts and the turn out in the Third Section was poor, although its good to see Newport contesting again. The Fourth Section was better and it is good to see two Youth bands in the mix. The Second Section wss much better with the added bonus of Raunds coming 4th I think. Perhaps if the contests were made more lucrative more English bands may make the journey, however, at the moment we seem to have a problem motivating Welsh bands to go! When was the last time the prize money ws changed?
If the prize money was the carrot to get the Bands to Treorchi,Or any other competition £150 would have meant walking from half way up the A465.and up to the top of the Rhondda Valley :shock:
As far as i can see the prize money has only ever been a token, if the idea of increasing it would be to attract more bands who would you get to provide it, when a number of "exclusive" bands benefit from large sponsorship deals. The grass roots bands yo-yo between 1st and Championship section, as they simpley can not afford to compete on the same financial plane.
Politics aside well done to all on Saturday, good choices of test pieces, very listenable from a rookie point of view.
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