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Darth_Tuba
20.04.2003, 20:24
Everyone looking forward to blackpool those who are going? Anyone any thoughts and predictions? Heres the bands that strike me as ones that should do well:
Shield: Sellers and CWS Glasgow
Cup: Wingates and Hepworth
Trophy: Pennine and Haydock

These contests are dead hard to call though, as theres shed-loads of good bands. Cracking pieces for the weekend anyway. I may actually listen to more than I managed last year! Lets hope the Galleon doesn't tempt me away! :guiness

Roger Thorne
20.04.2003, 21:31
Here's a list of competing Bands to make your predictions easier.

As Chris says there's a lot of very good bands here and you'll do well to pick the winners out of any of the groups.

Good Luck :?

Grand Shield:

ASDA Stocksbridge - D. Renshaw
Aveley and Newham - N. Taken
Beaumaris - G. Evans
B.T. - M. Fowles
Bodmin - R. Gray
Burry Port Town - D. Evans
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - W. Rushworth
CWS Glasgow - N. Childs
Desford Colliery - P. Parkes
East Yorkshire Motor Services - G. Pritchard
Fishburn - G. O'Connor
Flowers - P. Harper
Freckleton - P. Dalton
Glossop Old - J. Cant
JAG Mount Charles - B. Hurdley
Kibworth - J. Berryman
Ransome - P. Parkes
Sellers International - P. McCann
Skelmanthorpe - K. Wadsworth
Thoresby Colliery - S. Lippeatt
Yorkshire Co-operatives - J. Roberts

Senior Cup:

Aldbourne - I. Holmes
Ashton Under Lyne - J. Maines
BTM - D. Stowell
Camborne - P. Murrell
Hepworth - M. Bentham
Jaguar (Coventry) - D. Lea
Laganvale - E. Ruddock
Lindley - N. Jwett
Newstead Welfare - D. Beckley
Newtongrange - A. Swainson
Pemberton Old Wigan - G. Cutt
Ratby Co-operative - K.J. Steward
Rebridge - M. White
Rothwell Temperance - D. Roberts
Staffordshire - D. Maplestone
Stalybridge - D. Hirst
Kingdom Brass - A. Hutchinson
United Co-op Crewe - J. Sparkes
Wingates - R. Curran
Wooley Pritchard Sovereign Brass - W. Ruston


Senior Trophy:

Bo'ness and Carriden - I. Davey
Bournemouth Concert - Lt. Col. C. Davis
City of Coventry - P. Bailey
City of Oxford - J. Glynn
Dalmellington - R. Evans
Drighlington - C. Hardy
Haydock - I. Brownbill
Johnstone Band - R. Tennant
Nottingham City Transport - S. Phillips
Kippax - I. Colley
Mossley - M. Evans
Northop - C. Roberts
Longridge - B. Baker
Pennine Brass - I. Porthouse
Riddings - J. Davis
Soham Comrades - P. Filby
Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda - A. Gibbs
Thornbury - N. Seaman
Unison Kinneil - A. Ramsey
Wakefield Metropolitan - B. Dyson

Roger Thorne
20.04.2003, 21:35
Right then here's my predictions.

Grand Shield: Sellers or CWS Glasgow
Senior Cup: United Co-op Crewe or Rothwell
Senior Trophy: Longridge or Pennine Brass

:wink:

MoominDave
21.04.2003, 09:09
How does a band go about getting an invite to this event? I ask because our contest secretary tells me that we "can't get one", despite being an interested Championship section band who were reasonable enough to get to the Championship Finals a couple of years ago; there are a lot of 1st section bands in that list that Roger's posted.

Dave

Aidan
21.04.2003, 09:15
my threepennnys worth:

shield:
CWS, flowers and sellers

cup:
hepworth, pem and wingates

trophy:
Pennine, Haydock and Dalmellington


tedah!!

Carina Halliwell
21.04.2003, 14:09
hey all. not too sure on your predictions, cept nadias of course (i suppose thats only coz we feature in them!!)

anyway, anybody got any idea who the adjudicators are yet?? iv heard a rumour that alan lawton is adjudicating the senior trophy, but then again it might not be true.

Ta chucks

Carina xx

Heather
21.04.2003, 22:50
Roger...that's a very brave prediction there!!!!!!!

Darth_Tuba
21.04.2003, 23:18
Aidans predictions are not far off mine, he's just put in an extra band for safety! Thats cheating! :evil:

:? Managed to put my ugly mug on my profile... dunno if that was a wise decision!

TheMusicMan
21.04.2003, 23:27
:? Managed to put my ugly mug on my profile... dunno if that was a wise decision!

Not safe for me to comment on that Darth Tuba, but I can say "Thanks" for ensuring it matches the 90*90 pixel size... :tup

Buchanan
22.04.2003, 11:26
If the latest rankings in 4barsrest can be taken as any guide the results could be as follows:-

Grand Shield
1st - Sellers
2nd - Ransome
3rd - CWS Glasgow
4th - Flowers

Senior Cup
1st - Rothwell
2nd - BTM
3rd - Camborne
4th - Redbridge

Senior Trophy
1st - Haydock
2nd - Unison Kinneil
3rd - Northop
4th - Thomas Coaches


Don't think it'll end up exactly like that but I am sure we'll all have a damn fine weekend any way.


Jim Buchanan - the smaller of the Bb basses with Kinneil

DaveK
22.04.2003, 11:28
I suppose the method of applying to join the Spring Festival and get an invite to the Senior Trophy would be to go through the Open Championship organisation, Martin Mortimer heads that up. I'm racking my brain to try and remember the name of the guy who is the contest controller (he also does Pontins). I'm sure there will be a long waiting list but with the promotion relegation system in place most bands will get their turn.

Bones
22.04.2003, 13:50
I suppose the method of applying to join the Spring Festival and get an invite to the Senior Trophy would be to go through the Open Championship organisation, Martin Mortimer heads that up. I'm racking my brain to try and remember the name of the guy who is the contest controller (he also does Pontins). I'm sure there will be a long waiting list but with the promotion relegation system in place most bands will get their turn.

Hi,

You're dead right Frank Hodges is the man you need to contact. He also does the Pontins contest.

Cheers

Rich

WorldofBrass.com
22.04.2003, 14:58
I'm not qualified to make predictions about the results.
However, I hope that you will all visit the World of Brass trade stand where we will have approx. 300 brass band titles on display. Look out for 5 new releases on the SP&S, Doyen and Egon labels!

wewizrobbed
22.04.2003, 15:06
Don't think it'll end up exactly like that but I am sure we'll all have a damn fine weekend any way.


yeah it'll be a great weekend...I really cant wait to leaving at 7am the next morning!! :shock:

Anyway I'm going for the co, hepworth and haydock :)

tam-tam
22.04.2003, 18:09
Here are the predictions from the South Wales jury. I will now probably put the kiss of death on the following bands, but here goes anyway....

Grand Shield
Flowers
Sellers
CWS
Desford

Senior Cup
Redbridge
Camborne
Rothwell
BTM

Senior Trophy
Pennine Brass
Haydock
Soham

:tup

jimothy
22.04.2003, 18:30
Before we make predictions we should be aware of which particular deaf people are being shut in boxes for the duration. Even then we will still be whistling in the dark! Does anybody know who the adjudicators are for the weeekend?

Darth_Tuba
22.04.2003, 22:36
How cynical and narrow minded of you! If you were any expert on the subject you would know that the problem of deafness in adjudicators was solved long ago by the inclusion of sound proof boxes to make it all fair! :lol:

It is a good point though. With the selections of modern pieces like Tallis and Paganini, will they pick young fresh adjudicators or will it be the usual suspects? Methinks the latter more likely, after Nick and Bob Childs last year they may want to go back to some oldies. All will be revealed I'm sure.

yorkie19
23.04.2003, 10:46
For my money:

Shield

1st Desford
2nd CWS
3rd Ransome
4th Sellers

Cup

1st Hepworth
2nd Redbridge
3rd Camborne
4th Rothwell Temps


Trophy

1st Unison Kinneil
2nd Soham
3rd Pennine
4th Bo'ness and Carriden

Does anyone know which bands have pulled out?

Sam

jonford
23.04.2003, 23:57
This is the first time ive made any predictions, and I'll prob get it all wrong but here goes:

Grand Shield: Sellers, CWS, JAG

Senior Cup: Hepworth, Wingates, Ashton

Senior Trophy: Pennine, Longridge, Kinneil


But who knows!! especially as ive never heard of some of the bands! :roll:

SoloBaritone
24.04.2003, 11:59
I'm loving some of the predictions for the Cup, come on Hepworth! Can't wait to go, should be lots of fun. Chris, you can keep your eye on Lee while I'm playing. I know when I come back he's going to be plastered!! I had a dream last night we were drawn first, hope it doesn't come true! I had a dream either before the Masters or Open about the draw when I was at Frickley and we got the draw that was in my dream!!!

Jayne

Darth_Tuba
24.04.2003, 12:07
Hmmmm... predictions don't make prizes Jayne! Now I've got to think of something good to write 'cause Jayne is forcing me to write a reply via msn! :?

Why is it my job to look after your boyfriend all of a sudden anyway? Surely it would be sensible to let some one who isn't going to be poo-faced do it? Like Warder for example! :lol:

As for the draw... mystic Jayne has spoken! I'm off to Ladbrookes to put a bet on now....

SoloBaritone
24.04.2003, 12:15
I'm not forcing you! You well wanted to reply to me cos it was such a good post! Last time Lee was in the bar with Neil Samuel and they lied about him coming to listen to me play!! They can't be trusted!!!!! Warder's not a good option after he drunkenly announced his love for me last year, Lee wasn't over impressed!

If only predications made prizes, at least people think we're in the running. I hope everyone comes to listen to us. We've got an open rehersal on Sunday at 6pm in Hepworth if anyone is interested.

Jayne

Aidan
24.04.2003, 13:01
thats a point.. this forum is missing mr Erder...
chris.. get the boc on here.

supersplit
24.04.2003, 14:01
Here are the predictions from the South Wales jury. I will now probably put the kiss of death on the following bands, but here goes anyway....


Senior Cup
Redbridge
Camborne
Rothwell
BTM



:tup

Cheers South Wales!
It will be a tough contest.
We hope we can live up to your predictions!

supersplit
24.04.2003, 14:09
I'm loving some of the predictions for the Cup, come on Hepworth!

Jayne

Good Luck in the cup Jayne from Hepworth.
Hope the rest of us can give you a good contest! :guiness

jonford
25.04.2003, 00:17
id love an early drawn, anythings better than the last ones we've had, somethin like 12 out of 13 at preston, and last at regionals!! so fingers crossed third time lucky but ive probably jinked it now!

neiltwist
25.04.2003, 00:31
erm, call me thick but when are they?

jonford
25.04.2003, 00:35
May 3rd, week on saturday.

Roger Thorne
25.04.2003, 00:41
erm, call me thick but when are they?
As requested - Neil you're thick! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/nerd.gif>

Grand Shield is on 3rd May (Blackpool)

:wink:

jonford
25.04.2003, 00:45
Neil is not thick Roger! lol

satchmo shaz
25.04.2003, 11:56
well its NCT's 1st time in the lower section at Blackpool and I am in the end chair so I hope we do well :wink: , we only got in because some other band had to pull out! :o so we will go and do our best!

yorkie19
25.04.2003, 15:06
OK, to answer my earlier question

Thornton's Brass pulled out of the Senior Cup and Kingdom Brass were promoted from the Senior Trophy to replacde them

Nottingham City Transport were invited to the Senior Trophy to replace Kingdom Brass

Longridge were invited to the Trophy to replace Parc and Dare who were the other band who dropped out.


Sam

satchmo shaz
25.04.2003, 15:20
thanks for that! we wondered what exactly had happened :wink:

satchmo shaz
25.04.2003, 23:17
BTW does anyone know who the judges are?

yorkie19
26.04.2003, 10:37
thanks for that! we wondered what exactly had happened :wink:

Well, it's a Bb bass players job to be helpful! :lol: :lol:

Bones
26.04.2003, 13:12
BTW does anyone know who the judges are?

I've heard it's Bram gay and james Williams for the Shield, not sure who the others may be,.

BoozyBTrom
28.04.2003, 09:43
Good Luck for the sheild Rich. Will see you in the bar afterwards.

Bones
28.04.2003, 13:51
Good Luck for the sheild Rich. Will see you in the bar afterwards.

Me, in a bar. What kind of bandsman do you think I am.

Either the Stanley Arms or the galleon I think will be the preferred watering holes of the Frickley Mob.

See you Saturday

BoozyBTrom
29.04.2003, 12:28
Will see you there then

Straightmute
29.04.2003, 20:29
I'll be there, flitting between halls and bar, though with three good pieces to choose from it might be a cheap day for a change.

Also at Buxton Contest on Sunday 4th then Glossop Band Club on Sunday night. Wow - some weekend - a good job Monday is a Bank Holiday.

Cheers

D

George Fairhurst
30.04.2003, 00:35
Hope to see you this year Dave after we play, last year we were there as they said to make the numbers up??????
Hope we can do something right this year.
G.

Heather
30.04.2003, 10:34
George, I would be very surprised if someone did actually say that to you!!!
Were you not Section 1 National Champions last year???
Wouldn't it be nice if our bands could spring a few surprises on Saturday??
Good Luck......but not as much as us!!!

George Fairhurst
30.04.2003, 11:07
That's right Heather but only at the area and Senior Trophy winners but that was last year and you know what they say.
You are only as good as your last result.
Still we will give it our best, just hope we play better than we did at the area.

jonford
30.04.2003, 17:35
Can't believe we still dont know the adjudicators! anyone any ideas?

floral_dance
30.04.2003, 20:08
Best of luck to everyone taking part, I amy travel down for the day just to listen. :)

groovy
30.04.2003, 21:08
Yes, good luck to everyone contesting this weekend! :D

BoozyBTrom
02.05.2003, 10:35
Good Luck to all.

Hope to meet some of you. I will be the Big suspicious looking guy probably drinking GIN from a plastic bottle summgled in to the galleon.

blitz
02.05.2003, 10:44
good luck to all competing this weekend.

My band is in the senior trophy.

Tournament for Brass is certainly interesting. There is a
lot more to the piece than would first appear.

yorkie19
02.05.2003, 11:11
Aye, good luck to the bands contesting, but more importantly to those going to drink. May the gods of boozing guide your arm, and also your feet!

Sadly, I won't be there.

Sam

Heather
02.05.2003, 11:29
I'd like to wish GOOD LUCK to everyone at Blackpool tomorrow too.
I'm really looking forward to our Bands 7am start!! :evil:
Play well....but if you're in the Senior Cup, not quite as well as us :P

Roger Thorne
02.05.2003, 11:31
Any news on the Adjudicators yet?

:wink:

Aidan
02.05.2003, 19:30
7 am ?!?!?!?! wtf!
were gettin there at 11 ish
see you in either.. the galleon... the cedar tavern (behind the church opp winter gardens) or the blue room.. (turn right outside main entrance keep going and its on the right (1.40 draught stella - cheapest iv found near winter gardens... so far ;)))

yorkie19
04.05.2003, 23:17
Shield
1st Desford
2nd CWS
3rd Ransome
4th Sellers

Cup
1st Hepworth
2nd Redbridge
3rd Camborne
4th Rothwell Temps

Trophy
1st Unison Kinneil
2nd Soham
3rd Pennine
4th Bo'ness and Carriden

Looks like I was the kiss of death for Ransomes and Desford!

Anyway, my congratulations to Billy, Ray and the band at CMF. It wouldn't have been the same without you all at Symphony Hall in September.

Sam

MICKTHEEUPH
08.05.2003, 17:09
Sam,

I'm so glad you are cr*p at predictions! Don't ever tip Pennine to win anything please!

regards

Mike :hammer