midlands championship sect results

stephen2001

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1. Desford Colliery, P. Parkes, 3, 192
2. Ransome Band, B. Grant, 10, 190

3. Newstead Welfare, D. Beckley, 4, 189
4. Woolley Pritchard Brass, S. Cooper, 6, 188
6. Staffordshire Band, D. Maplestone, 5, 187
5. Thoresby Colliery (UK Coal), S. Lippeatt, 7, 186
7. Glossop Old, J. Cant, 11, 185
8. Ratby Co-operative, K. J. Steward, 12, 184
9. Jaguar (Coventry), D. Lea, 8, 183
10. City of Coventry Brass, P. Bailey, 9, 182
11. Travelsphere Holidays, R. Gray, 1, 181
12. Jackfield Elcock Reisen, C. Lewis, 2, 180
 

HBB

Active Member
stephen2001 said:
1. Desford Colliery, P. Parkes, 3, 192
2. Ransome Band, B. Grant, 10, 190

3. Newstead Welfare, D. Beckley, 4, 189
4. Woolley Pritchard Brass, S. Cooper, 6, 188
6. Staffordshire Band, D. Maplestone, 5, 187
5. Thoresby Colliery (UK Coal), S. Lippeatt, 7, 186
7. Glossop Old, J. Cant, 11, 185
8. Ratby Co-operative, K. J. Steward, 12, 184
9. Jaguar (Coventry), D. Lea, 8, 183
10. City of Coventry Brass, P. Bailey, 9, 182
11. Travelsphere Holidays, R. Gray, 1, 181
12. Jackfield Elcock Reisen, C. Lewis, 2, 180
How do only 2 qualify out of 12, and 3 of 15, surely thats unfair for Newstead Welfare. :D Does anyone know how they work it out?
 

Boneman

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Well done to the bands that competed today in the top section - A baptism of fire for our band - but we enjoyed ourselves!
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
Boneman said:
Well done to the bands that competed today in the top section - A baptism of fire for our band - but we enjoyed ourselves!
Congratulations for today Simon - You gave an excellent performance of a very difficult test piece and you certainly did yourselves proud.
It was nice to all meet up again and support each others performances.
See you all again soon.

PS: Do you still sing "Sit on my . . . . . " in Registration? :lol: :lol:
 

Boneman

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Thanks for the comments Roger, and thanks very much for the support - it was really good to Wem and Jackfield supporting each other.

Yes we did sing 'Sit on my . . . ' in registration, some things never change whatever section you are in! we actually sung itl over the road in the Conservative club - Quite sureal singing this with a big picture of Maggie looking down on us!
 

Di B

Member
homocidalbennyboy said:
How do only 2 qualify out of 12, and 3 of 15, surely thats unfair for Newstead Welfare. :D Does anyone know how they work it out?
I spoke with our secretary about this at band last night as I thought only two fourth section bands would qualify for the Nationals, not three.

Apparently, if there are more than 17 bands entering that section then there are three places up for grabs. This includes all bands that withdraw.

So, if your section had 17 bands in and 14 withdrew and 3 played all three would go to the finals. I think thats how it works anyway!

Was pleasantly surprised to see Newstead do well again this year - congrats to Duncan! :D
 

Straightmute

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Some surprise results here but I haven't heard any complaints. Did Mr Sykes give any justification for his results - did he say what he was looking for on the day?

D
 

BoozyBTrom

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Straightmute said:
Some surprise results here but I haven't heard any complaints. Did Mr Sykes give any justification for his results - did he say what he was looking for on the day?

D
it would be quite interesting to know what uncle Steve ( not really :wink: ) was looking for seeing that he is judging our area.
 

stephen2001

Member
Straightmute said:
Some surprise results here but I haven't heard any complaints. Did Mr Sykes give any justification for his results - did he say what he was looking for on the day?
I am not aware of Steve Sykes saying anything publically before the contest as he went into "The Box" as soon as Roy Roe left it after the 3rd Section.
 

Boneman

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Steve Sykes did have some comments to make after the contest, he made it fairly clear he wasn't in favour of the piece as a test piece he described it as

"fine for radio 3 but . . "

He also quipped that there had been a further errata - in the title you have to replace the 'r' with an 'l'!

He also said the piece was a great 'leveller' - and I think the results of the various areas have shown this.

As for what he was looking for, he did say that it was a difficult piece to adjudicate, so he went for the bands that played a tight performance - he didn't seem too pre occupied with dynamics or tempi - In fairness his comments on our performance were fairly accurate (still a shame to come last though!)
 

BoozyBTrom

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Boneman said:
Steve Sykes did have some comments to make after the contest, he made it fairly clear he wasn't in favour of the piece as a test piece he described it as

"fine for radio 3 but . . "

He also quipped that there had been a further errata - in the title you have to replace the 'r' with an 'l'!
Doesnt sound like hes a fan.
It will be interesing to hear what he says after our area.
 

Heather

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I wouldn't fancy playing Prague in your area then if you've got the same adjudicator!!!!!!!!!
It doesn't exactly instill you with confidence in the result does it??
 

BoozyBTrom

Member
Heather said:
I wouldn't fancy playing Prague in your area then if you've got the same adjudicator!!!!!!!!!
It doesn't exactly instill you with confidence in the result does it??
We will see. The band is playing well as always. we just have to rely on the man in the middle for the right interpritation
 
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