Grand Shield Weekend 3rd May

Darth_Tuba

Active Member
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

Active Member
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

Active Member
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

Well-Known Member
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

Active Member
my threepennnys worth:

shield:
CWS, flowers and sellers

cup:
hepworth, pem and wingates

trophy:
Pennine, Haydock and Dalmellington


tedah!!
 
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
 

Darth_Tuba

Active Member
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

tMP Founder
Staff member
Darth_Tuba said:
:? 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

New Member
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

New Member
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

Member
DaveK said:
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

Active Member
Grand Shield event

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

Member
Buchanan said:
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

Member
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

Member
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

Active Member
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

Active Member
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

Member
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:
 
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
 
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