Another Competition: Midlands Area

sparkling_quavers

Active Member
Since we are on the predicting game:

Who do u think will get top place in the midlands regional in all the sections?

If anyone gets this right I will definately buy them a pint!

I reckon

Ch: Thoresby
1st: NCT
2nd: Shirley Band
3rd: Carlton Brass
4th: Bakewell Silver
 

Boneman

Member
okay then here goes . . .

Ch. Jackfield (well I have to be loyal!)
1. Kibworth (superb band)
2. Shirley (I know someone with this name)
3. Wem (come on Rog!)
4. Wellington (my Dad is playing for them!)

Best of luck to everyone competing at Burton Town Hall!
 

stephen2001

Member
Who I think will win:-

Ch: Desford
1st: Shirland
2nd: Shirebrook
3rd: Would love to be loyal but I reckon on Carlton
4th: Rushden

Who I would like to win

Ch: Thoresby (local to home)
1st: Hathern (local to uni)
2nd: Harworth (friend's play there)
3rd: Whitwell (my home band)
4th: Hathern B (again, local to uni!)

but as they say, it's not the winning, it's the taking part!
 

satchmo shaz

Active Member
well for top section desford, thoresby or travelsphere have got to be up there
1st section kibworth or nct
not sure about 2nd section maybe blidworth
3rd carlton or shirland
and 4th bakewell matlock phoenix or long eaton (my band! :wink: )
 

Di B

Member
Hmmm...

Well my guesses are as follows....

Chmp: Travelsphere or Desford
1st: NCT or Kibworth
2nd: Shirley or Langley
3rd: Carlton or... Carlton(!)
4th: Bakewell, Matlock or Long Eaton (but this might be biased! lol!)

Thanks Shaz for popping us in your line up too.... we just both gotta go and beat Bakewell now! :D

Di xx
www.matlockband.co.uk
 

Boneman

Member
Roger,

I see you are the 'Dark Horses', as for us they seem to be politely saying that we'll be lucky not to come last.

I can't imagine what makes them think that!
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
Hi Simon,

Dark Horses eh! . . .

I should think so with a mixture of young fillies, a few carthorses and one or two young studs.
Oh, and not forgetting the 'Old Grey' who always pulls them along! :cry:

I was surprised to read about Chris Lewis. He been brilliant since he took the helm at Jackfield. Its a pity he can't continue into the Championship Section. Have you got anybody in mind for the job yet?

I presumme he's still taking you on Sunday.

See you in Burton.


:wink:
 

Di B

Member
Bum!

Well, it looks like 4br have Long Eaton in the spotlight for 1st in the fourth section!

Bit miffed we don't even get a mention tho! Then again, with our run outs at the areas in the third section you can see why!!! Funny, as we have a stronger band than ever this year but hopefully we can prove 'em wrong and build on the Association result we achieved! :)

How do 4br come up with their predictions I wonder? Do they base it on area results alone, or do they look at last years contests overall? Do they take into consideration any news they receive or grapevine gossip on the bands that have fell apart/improved significantly?

Does anyone know?!

Cheers

Di xx
www.matlockband.co.uk
 

satchmo shaz

Active Member
dont know di, was just thinking the same as poor old thorntons have been struggling but 4br have tipped them 2nd place........ i think its because they've just come down from champ section
 

Baldeagle

Member
satchmo shaz said:
dont know di, was just thinking the same as poor old thorntons have been struggling but 4br have tipped them 2nd place........ i think its because they've just come down from champ section

Me thinks the 4barsrest team were earing their chocolate at the time :lol:
 

Di B

Member
satchmo shaz said:
dont know di, was just thinking the same as poor old thorntons have been struggling but 4br have tipped them 2nd place........ i think its because they've just come down from champ section
That was my thoughts, but they don't do that all the time or both Dronfield and Matlock would be in the top 6 in the fourth section!!! I assume they look at what section the band was in last year and their last couple of years performance only? I would just find it interesting to find out how the 'calculations' were done.

Oh, and as for the 'eating chocolate' comments... 'twould have been more like a beer training session pre contests! lol!

Di xx
www.matlockband.co.uk
 

rutty

Active Member
Di B said:
3rd: Carlton or... Carlton(!)
4th: Bakewell, Matlock or Long Eaton (but this might be biased! lol!)
Carlton Brass - of course!

Oddly, I'm fancying Matlock of the fourth section having heard them in Leicester last year - I thought they were excellent. I'd also like to see Long Eaton do well after last years success.

Bakewell have got to be in the running though.
 

Di B

Member
rutty said:
Di B said:
3rd: Carlton or... Carlton(!)
4th: Bakewell, Matlock or Long Eaton (but this might be biased! lol!)
Carlton Brass - of course!

Oddly, I'm fancying Matlock of the fourth section having heard them in Leicester last year - I thought they were excellent. I'd also like to see Long Eaton do well after last years success.

Bakewell have got to be in the running though.
Aww! Thanks me dear! :D Believe it or not, we have also strengthened the band since that contest too! (If you remember we played there with just 2 from row cornets!)

My personal wish would be for Matlock and Long Eaton to grab 1st and 2nd... but as I play with one and the other was my first ever band it is why I said I am biased! :)

Do hope you are right with your predictions rutty! Good luck to all at Carton too... its been a while since I came to help you out!

Di xx
www.matlockband.co.uk
 
Interesting that 4BR issue the following disclaimer regarding their predictions for the fourth section:

"The rest can take heart that if they come in the prize list they can put two good old fingers up at us and have a laugh at our lack of knowledge!"

Hmmm...twenty-five pairs of fingers from Matlock then, we hope! :lol:
 

Straightmute

Active Member
HelterSkelter said:
Interesting that 4BR issue the following disclaimer regarding their predictions for the fourth section:

"The rest can take heart that if they come in the prize list they can put two good old fingers up at us and have a laugh at our lack of knowledge!"

Hmmm...twenty-five pairs of fingers from Matlock then, we hope! :lol:
4Bars Rest predictions have been the kiss of death for us! Iwan admits that they're dodgy - but I'm hoping and praying that he doesn't tip us this year...

D
 

Di B

Member
HelterSkelter said:
Interesting that 4BR issue the following disclaimer regarding their predictions for the fourth section:

"The rest can take heart that if they come in the prize list they can put two good old fingers up at us and have a laugh at our lack of knowledge!"

Hmmm...twenty-five pairs of fingers from Matlock then, we hope! :lol:
Jeff! my main man! How ya doin? You can tell who are the accountants at our band.... we have a full band, so including you percussiony people who throw things round at the back :lol: that is 27 pairs of fingers!!!

We can but hope, practise, pray and drink of course just like every other band, but *if* we come in the top six I'll do a nice full in youtr face write up for 4barsrest! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Di xx
www.matlockband.co.uk
 

Brian

Member
Another Competition..Midland Area

Good luck to all my friends in the Midland Area, I'll be thinking of you on the day..Two bands for each section
Champ...Desford..Ransomes
1st.........Kibworth..NCT
2nd........Shirley...Harworth
3rd.........Carlton..Shirland
4th.........Bakewell..Long Eaton
But it's only a "HOBBY" so enjoy.....Brian.
 
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