Official tMP West of England Regional 2008 thread

Well done Brunel Brass, 15 months old. With 19 teenagers in the band and now 4th Section Regional Champions. Only in December did you compete against the new 3rd Section Regional Champions and a second section band at the Wessex Contest in Weymouth and beat them. Well done to all concerned and your extraordinary talent and efforts since our formation. Lets hope we can continue this incredible musical journey!
 

IoW_Sparky

New Member
All results from today in order:

Section 1

Saturday 8 March
The Forum
Adjudicators: Alan Hope & Colin Hardy
James Cook - Circumnavigator - Gilbert Vinter

1. Helston Town, J. Hitchens, 4, 191
2. Otterbourne Brass, Lt. Col. C. Davis OBE, 10, 190
3. Sherborne Town, P. Cosh, 5, 188
4. Lympstone South West Telecoms, C. Fleming, 3, 187
5. St. Dennis, B. Minear, 11, 185
6. Ocean Brass, N. Grace, 9, 184
7. Portishead Town, I. Dickinson, 12, 183
8. Chalford, S. Tubb, 13, 182
9. Bodmin, H. Williams, 7, 181
10. Woodfalls Concert Brass, S. Dunster, 6, 180
11. City Of Bristol, I. Holmes, 8, 179
12. Lanner and District Silver, C. Toghill, 2, 178
13. Swindon Pegasus Brass, S. Armstrong-Watkins, 14, 177
14. Cinderford, L. Baglin, 1, 176

Section 2

Section 4

Saturday 8 March
The Arena
Adjudicators: Peter Roberts & Rob Wiffin
Four Cities Symphony - Rodney Newton

1. Brunel Brass, J. Winterflood, 7, 185
2. Wincanton Silver, B. Kelloway, 6, 183
3. Totnes, I. Wilkinson, 4, 182
4. Bream Silver, H. Cole, 17, 181
5. Shanklin Town Brass (Low), M. Lewis, 20, 180
6. Weymouth Concert Brass, A. Glynn, 11, 179
7. Chalford Academy Brass, S. Tubb, 1, 178
8. Tewkesbury Town, N. Morgan, 9, , 177
9. New Forest Brass, I. Luxford, 15, 176
10. Swindon Brass, F. Cowley, 12, 175
11. Downton, R. Wright, 13, 174
12. Spinnaker Brass, D. Jones, 16, 173
13. Torrington Silver, T. Hutchings, 14, 172
14. Bideford Town, G. Taylor, 2, 171
15. Cheltenham Silver, M. Earl, 18, 170
16. Porthleven Town, E. Ralph, 8, 169
17. Hatherleigh Silver, R. Wonnacott, 5, 168
18. Marshfield, 10, 167
19. Okehampton Excelsior Silver, D. Law, 3, 166
20. Gosport Silver, R. Sharp, 19, 165
Bratton Silver, w

Surprised at Cinderford's result - thought this piece would be right up their street.

I'm Surprised that people don't know where Shanklin is - we're not from the 'Low Countries' at all but the IoW, i.e. the Isle of Wight! - and we're extremely pleased with our result. Congratulations to all who took part, it was a great contest. IoW Sparky
 

vcbjet

Member
Just heard from my family that Verwood have won the Third Section! Fantastic result and very well deserved after all the hard work you put in! I am thrilled to bits for you all! Three wins in four years (with a 4th place last year) is a superb record, abosolutely delighted! Congratulations! Or as Mr J would say ACE!
 

Bandito

New Member
Just to add a bit of balance to the above!....
Well done to Bristol East & Kingswood and Shrewton on qualification (You`ll do us proud in Harrogate I`m sure!).
Also well done to Soundhouse and Michelmersh on their promotion to the first section! :)

T'anks for zee kind words 'an zee support. Ahora viajamos al norte para la batalla grande. Good luck too to our amigos Bristol East & Kingswood.

Viva Shrewton! Viva! Viva Bristol East & Kingswood! :D
 

Forest Gump

Member
Championship Section

Sunday 9 March
The Forum
Adjudicators: Alan Hope & Colin Hardy
Festival Music - Eric Ball
Commences: 1500

1. Mount Charles, A. Duncan, 8, 193
2. SWT Woodfalls, Dr. N. Childs, 7, 192
3. PolySteel, P. Harper, 3, 189
4. St. Keverne, S. Chappell, 11, 189
5. Lydbrook, T. Brevik, 9, 188
6. Camborne Town, F. Renton, 1, 187

Aldbourne, M. White, 6
Bournemouth Concert Brass, Major P. Parkes, 4
Hyde, P. Wise, 2
Poole Borough, P. Randell, 10
St. Austell Town, Dr. R Newsome, 12
Yeovil Town, D. Barringer, 5

Top 2 bands qualify
from 4Br
 
1. Mount Charles, A. Duncan, 8, 193
2. SWT Woodfalls, Dr. N. Childs, 7, 192
3. PolySteel, P. Harper, 3, 190
4. St. Keverne, S. Chappell, 11, 189
5. Lydbrook, T. Brevik, 9, 188
6. Camborne Town, F. Renton, 1, 187
7. St. Austell Town, Dr. R Newsome, 12, 186
8. Yeovil Town, D. Barringer, 5, 185
9. Poole Borough, P. Randell, 10, 184
10. Bournemouth Concert Brass, Major P. Parkes, 4, 183
11. Hyde, P. Wise, 2, 182
12. Aldbourne, M. White, 6, 181

Full Results

From 4br
 

Forest Gump

Member
Brilliant result for Lydbrook well and what a dramatic turn around since last year, don't think 4 bars rest will be having a go at you this time.
:clap:
 

4thmandown

Member
Great result for Lydbrook. I think that 4BR will be eating their words from last year and choking on them; all washed down with a whine made from sour grapes!
 
Have worked through the tables (unofficially), but wondering what happens where a band hasn't competed for 3 years as with Test Valley. Can't see the rule on the Kapitol website as being updated.

What's the rule in this circumstance as may/not affect Lydney and South Molton from my workings (Torbay on 37, Test Valley on 35 and Lydney/South Molton on 30)?
 

tubbytuba

Member
In reply to Wag The Stick re Hope and Hardy when you play whats written as its put on "The Can" you expect to be judged by the same standards im glad they are so highly respected by yourself and i respect your opinion but from my own experience i beg to differ as do many others.See the other postings re the second Bari they didnt even have one!!!!
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
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Have worked through the tables (unofficially), but wondering what happens where a band hasn't competed for 3 years as with Test Valley. Can't see the rule on the Kapitol website as being updated.
Taken from the last copy of the rules, which should stay unchanged:
l) Any band failing to compete, or which is disqualified from the Contest in any particular year, will be given one place lower than the lowest placed competing band in that section.

m) Any band failing to compete for two consecutive years can be relegated, at the discretion of the Regional Committee, in addition to any action taken under Rule (g). (relegations according to aggregate points)

n) Any band failing to compete for three consecutive years will be removed from the Grading Tables at the end of the third year. If such a band wishes to resume participation in the Contest, it will be treated as a first time entry.
 

jim

Member
really bemused by Hope & Hardy, I havnt spoken to one person this weekend who has any faith in them. some very odd results in there respective sections.
 

weenie

Member
Well done to Mount Charles and Woodfalls and to Lydbrook for a fine 5th place.

I've never been one to moan about a poor result but this one really sticks in the throat and I've no shame in saying to Mr. Hope and Mr. Hardy I hope the next time you come to Torquay it will be on a SAGA holiday!!
 

Sopmaestro

Member
hmmmmmmm thats another fine mess you've got us into Mr Hardy.Which tin were you referring to that we needed to play off ? Am now home after the wasted trip to Torquay and enjoying a tin of soup which is going down far better than our result today ! :eek:)
 

Bari2

New Member
I'm still as angry as I was when the results were given out. Hope & Hardy - more like Laurel & Hardy, and the latter pairing could probably have done a better job.
 

tubbytuba

Member
Take a look back at some of the other recent postings (pages 7+) think its deffo time to start speaking up, band commitees and secretarys etc the ajudication system is a real joke at present.Take a look at what some of these so called adjudicators have acheived NOTHING/ZERO lets get some people that know the job!!!!
 
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MattEarl

Member
Great result for Bream - promoted to 3rd Section without having to spend huge amounts of money going to the Nationals for a 3rd year in a row :clap:

Well done Bream for the performance on Saturday and best of luck in the third section!

Well done also to Lydbrook, two fine results from Gloucestershire!
 

Anno Draconis

Well-Known Member
Take a look at what some of these so called adjudicators have acheived NOTHING/ZERO lets get some people that know the job!!!!

Suggestions? :D

Seriously, I think you may overestimate the number of people who actually want to adjudicate. It's a rotten job, and in many cases the most experienced people will get a lot more money (and kudos) from conducting at a contest than adjudicating it. So Roy Newsome, Nick Childs, Frank Renton, Peter Parkes, Philip Harper, etc. are ruled out, as are all the MDs conducting in Scotland, the North West, Wales, and the Midlands thus eliminating people like Robert Childs, Ian Porthouse, Russell Gray, Ray Farr, Garry Cutt, Nigel Seaman, Duncan Beckley. Then there's the conflict of interest issue discussed in this thread. Plus anyway I'm sure people would complain if Robert Childs adjudicated because his brother is conducting. The running of 5 areas on the same day further depletes the supply of experienced judges, and all of a sudden the list of choices gets a bit thin.
 
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