Recent content by edward_allen

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    Ebbw Vale Contest News - Ooops!

    Does anyone know who will be in the box at Cambridge ? In light of the events at Ebbw Vale, let's hope Nick Childs is swimming near by just in case...........
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    Ebbw Vale Contest News - Ooops!

    I'm sorry but I disagree with the last three posts. Sure, we all make mistakes. But how many of you have ever forgotten about a contest ? And if you did forget one, do you really think you would be relied on again ? If I was an organiser, I would assume (rightly or wrongly) that the...
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    Ebbw Vale Contest News - Ooops!

    What a ridiculous thing to "forget" ! Can't imagine he will be booked again ?
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    Ebbw Vale Contest News - Ooops!

    Of course the question remains: what the hell happened to Bryan Hurdley ? Does anyone know if he is ok ? If he is, then did he just forget ?
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    Europeans 2004 - congratulations to YBS (again)!

    Many congratulations to YBS - what a brilliant band ! Especially pleasing to see them triumph with a new commission - so much more rewarding than ploughing through the likes of Revelation again and again. Wouldn't it be great if other bands could innovate like this.......YBS are an inspiration...
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    Adjudication at the All England Masters

    Maybe the organisers should ask the bands whether they would prefer:- 1. their first choice adjudicators but all in one box; or 2. the best available adjudicators who are prepared to sit separately. There is no question in my mind that I would vote for option 2. The integrity of the...
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    Adjudication at the All England Masters

    I think this is an absurd situation. There is only one reason why the judges would refuse to sit separately: they are afraid of looking stupid. The organisers might as well select the most dominant personality of the three and have him adjudicate the contest on his own (that will be the...
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    Grand Shield Test Piece

    Any idea when the test piece for the Grand Shield will be announced ? Anyone know what it's going to be ?
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    National Finals Results

    Lalo, I certainly agree with you. I cannot remember a poorer winning performance, nor one that was so obviously inferior to other performances on the day. Even if you were to disregard all of the slips, tuning problems (esp. the last note of RBT - ouch!!) and other uncertainities, there...
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    National Finals Results

    Very interesting comments Philip. I have always thought that the box should be as close as possible to the stage (better still - let's lose the box !). A more radical idea would be to record a cd of every performance and post them off to the judges so they can make their minds up at their...
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    National Finals Results

    My favourites:- Cory Dyke (the two best by a distance, followed by.....) B&R Fodens As I said before, I thought Faireys had an off day for them (can there ever have been a more error-strewn winning performance ? - can't wait for the CD) and Tredegar played well until they got a bit...
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    National Finals Results

    Would just like to spark some debate about the results themselves. Did anyone actually agree with them ? I was at the RAH as a neutral and had no vested interest in the outcome. However, I was absolutely amazed at the first and second places. Tredegar played 11 with Cory 12 and so it was...
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