European Brass Band Championship - Your predictions?

European BB Championships - Who will win?


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johnflugel

Active Member
With the Europeans upon on us, thought we could start a bank of predictions. Maybe a mod could set up a table similar to that used for the Area Predictions contest? Guess the top six and maybe have a stab at the total points too....two pieces, 100 points available for each one which makes...hmmmm...200 points maximum score.

Here's a list of bands:

Championship Section

Belgium
Brass Band Willebroek
Conductor: Frans Violet

Denmark
Brass Band Lyngby Taarbaek
Conductor: Ray Farr

England (Defending Champion)
Yorkshire Building Society Band
Conductor: David King

England
Fairey FP (Music) Band
Conductor: Allan Withington

France
Brass Band Normandie
Conductor: Philippe Gervais

Netherlands
Brass Band De Waldsang
Conductor: Rieks van der Velde

Northern Ireland
First Old Boys SeaCat Silver Band
Conductor: Stephen Cairns

Norway
Stavanger Brass Band
Conductor: Steve Bastable

Scotland
Scottish Co-op Band
Conductor: Nicholas Childs

Sweden
Brass Band Gothenburg
Conductor: Bengt Eklund

Switzerland
Brass Band BML Lucerne
Conductor: Ludwig Wicky

Wales
Buy As You View Cory Band
Conductor: Robert Childs

I will stick my neck out and guess as follows:
1. Cory 193 points
2. YBS 192 points
3. Fairey FP 190 points
4. Willebroek 186 points
5. Stavanger 183 points
6. Scottish Co-Op 181 points

No formula here - just pure guess work and judging on recent form. Sure YBS will be awesome but just have a funny feeling Cory may come out on top after missing out so narrowly last year. St Magnus is a very very tough test on first impressions and after listening to a number of Cory's contest performances in recent years, their preparation seems absolutely meticulous, I think maybe they may pip YBS. Who knows? I will probably be way off the mark but worth a go.

Anymore?
 

yorkie19

Active Member
Can't see beyond YBS. Another bridesmaid performance from Cory?

1 - YBS
2 - Cory
3 - Faireys
4 - Willebroek
5 - Scottish Co-op
6 - Stavanger


Sam
 

johnflugel

Active Member
drummergurl said:
ok random guesses from me!

1 scottish coop
2 ybs
3 cory
4 stavanger
5 lucerne
6 Willebroek
Are Faireys a last minute withdrawl due to money issues then? :wink:
 

drummergurl

Active Member
Kerwintootle said:
drummergurl said:
ok random guesses from me!

1 scottish coop
2 ybs
3 cory
4 stavanger
5 lucerne
6 Willebroek
You're my bestest pal now. :D
cool!! hope it does go that way! ive only ever been to scotland once (and it was great!) so best of luck to ya!
 

Borfeo

Member
Here's my wee predictions

1. YBS
2. Cory
3. Faireys
4. Stavanger
5. Willebrook
6. Co-op

Will also be interested to hear what Normandie and De Waldseng sound like, having not heard a Dutch or French band before, Luzern should be pretty damn good too, went to the Swiss Open with kingdom last year and Swiss bands have such precison in their playing.

Overall it should be a helluva contest, I can't wait.
 

drummergurl

Active Member
johnflugel said:
drummergurl said:
ok random guesses from me!

1 scottish coop
2 ybs
3 cory
4 stavanger
5 lucerne
6 Willebroek
Are Faireys a last minute withdrawl due to money issues then? :wink:
no they didnt, they just havent been playing that well atm, so i dont fink theyre gonna get in the top 6, ill probably be wrong but i dont care!
 

Lauradoll

Active Member
I'm gonna say YBS after hearing them at the Yorkshire Area. Phenominal. And also cos my flatmate's doing solo trom with them so kinda have to really!! Will go with the Co for 2nd but secretly hope it will be a Scottish victory, since my Flower of Scotland post was removed from the St Georges Day thread on random :shock:
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
1. YBS
2. Scottish Co Op
3. Cory
4. Willebroek
5. Faireys
6. Gothenburg

I have as much success predicting brass band results as I do predicting the name of the next day to come...... (Tuesday tomorrow, isn't it?) ;-) ;-)
 

nickjones

Active Member
Well I know I am not a fan of prediction and tempting fate....but here goes

1. YBS
2. Faireys
3. Scotish Co-Op
4. Stavanger
5. Willebroek

I hope DK and his black and green army go for 6 on the trot..
 

johnflugel

Active Member
nickjbeaumarisband said:
Well I know I am not a fan of prediction and tempting fate....but here goes

1. YBS
2. Faireys
3. Scotish Co-Op
4. Stavanger
5. Willebroek

I hope DK and his black and green army go for 6 on the trot..
In full support of your friends at the Buy-as-you-view warehouse then Nick eh.....
 

nickjones

Active Member
Gonna sound like Alan Hansen now....
As defending champions YBS have the class and the know how how to win the european...you have to play out of your skins and more to beat YBS....
Faireys as British Champions should put on a good show and have the MD to produce something special
Scotish Co - Op have a great MD and sound soloists..great band
Stavanger - great MD and sound band , you must be good to beat Eikanger at the Norwegian Championchips.
Wilebrok - md and band know how to win the contest ( ok it was 1993 ) but they always put up a decent show..
No I dont think any Welsh Band has the quality of sound to win the european at the moment....overblowing and harsh playing aside.
 
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