Okies......so who's going? Who are the runners and riders? We are going, and it should be a good day (I hope!!)
Suz said:BTM are not there, I don't think BAYV, Cwmaman or Tredegar are there either, not sure for definite.
Same reasons for not attending that have been argued many times on this site, not going to be responsible for opening that can of worms again!!
tubaturk said:Why is it that people complain about travelling down West all the time? Don't we (Burry Port Band) have to travel the same distance East to attend the other 2 league contests or is it perhaps something to do with the direction of the earth's spin that makes it easier for us!
Yes the prizemoney is awful and doesn't in any way cover the costs incurred, but if the South Wales bands all made an effort, at least there would be a worthwhile honour up for grabs at the end of the year. At the very least it would be bragging rights to the winners for a year, and maybe a sponsor could be found to come up with some sizeable money for the end-of-year South Wales League Championship winners and runners-up.
Anyway, Burry Port is a very pleasant place to visit if you can drag yourselves away from the contest cafe (with delicious faggots & peas) and trade stands to pop down to the harbour. It has recently been given the title of the St Tropez of the North (by its own councillors!) due to the posh new marina and development of the coastal area. This surely beats Ebbw Vale and Treorchy who, well haven't been dubbed the St Tropez of the North!
Good luck to everyone at the contest at the weekend and good luck Suz and BTM for the RAH trip.