Open Results

Hot off the press!

Did we beat 4BarsRest? :wink:

1. YBS
2. Whitburn
3. Black Dyke
4. Fairey
5. Brighouse & Rastrick
6. Cory
7. Fodens
8. Ever Ready
9. Tredegar
10. Yorkshire Imps Urquart Travel
11. Kirkintilloch
12. Besses o' th' Barn
13. Scottish Co-op
14. Leyland
15. Travelsphere Holidays
16. Illinois Brass
17. Cwmaman Institute (Tower Colliery)
18. Carlton Main Frickley
Best soloist: Soprano - Whitburn

Thanks Stephen2001



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Just had a calculation for the nearest tMP predictions (since I am stuck in sick and not out celebrating with all the rest of you! :cry: )

This is how the results were calculated- a max of 6 points for each place making a total of 36 availiable points.

i.e YBS came 1st so you would have got the following points for YBS
6th place= 1 point
5th place= 2 points
4th Place = 3 points
3rd Place = 4 points
2nd Place = 5 points
1st Place = 6 points

and Dyke came 3rd so you would have got the following points for dyke
6th Place = 3 points
5th Place = 4 points
4th Place = 5 points
3rd Place = 6 points
2nd Place = 5 points
1st Place = 4 points

The results are:

Leisa 26
4BarsRest 24
Toby 24
Twigglet 22
hoppiebari 21
Dyl 20
PC 20
John Flugel 19
markyboy 19
Naruco 19
Iggmeister 18
Roger Thorne 18
EbHorny 18
Nadia 17
Yorkie19 16
Andy_Euph 16
NAS 16
Ploughboy 16
Whatsharp 15
Iyoung 15
big_benthomson 15
Mutsuji 14
Borfeo 14
Darth Tuba 12
Peterbale 12
floraldance 12
Maestro 11
Beard_4b 11
Sparkly 10
Baritone Impesanio 0
Flugelatbr 0

Seems 4bars did quite well with their predictions and I did rubbish... well done Leisa!


Congratulations Leisa! As promised I'll send you a Pennine Brass cd, hope you enjoy it. Please leave me a pm with your address and I'll post it to you.


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well done to the YBS guys, mick particully

well done Jim, moving to Edingburgh not too bad after all!!

well done ever one! even the barman!!!

Roger Thorne

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leisa said:
oooh didn't know i won a prize!!!! isn't it exciting?? :) :p
In fact you've one two prizes. As well as the CD from Pennine Brass I offered to donate a piece of music to the winner, so again PM me your address and I will send off your prize.



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jus got back from the open... very tiring but great day! glad to say i met a few Tmp'ers down there...shame the bar is sooooooooo expensive dammit! congrats to everyone who played!
Got back myself a while ago - amazing day out, think it was a fair result - wow the conductor of the American band was quite active!


Thanks for doing the calculations sparkling-quavers.

I know I started this but I'm gald you finished it - saved me all the brain ache!


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Roger Thorne said:
As well as the CD from Pennine Brass I offered to donate a piece of music to the winner, so again PM me your address and I will send off your prize.


ooo wahey Rog what piece of music has leisa won?


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Had a great day and a nightmare journey home, but hey...

YBS were terrific - I had Brighouse, Cory and Dyke next, in that order.

Planets turned out to be quite a test for some bands but I'm looking forward to hearing some 'proper band music' again.

Good to meet up with so many from tMP. Hope Roger's car was not clamped!



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Well done to ybs! and dyke! does any1 know if C.Wood was playin perc with dyke? whio came in the middle? well done to them too!!!!


I had YBS and Cory as my top two, for me YBS had something magic which other bands got nowhere near! Just like 'Les Preludes' they didn't stick to an Orchestral interp but what they did really worked for brass band. Faireys Jupiter was amazing, such a shame Venus didn't come off!! I thought Whitburn were v good, but what did them good was their consistancy, no real slip ups and a v nice band sound.

Great performers on the day for me were, Dyke & Cory Euph, Cory & Ever Ready Flugel, Sop Cory, Dyke(so controlled) and Cornet CWS.

Mark Bousie

yes deave, you're putting me to shame!

Seriously though, a good day, but for me the piece didn't quite come off. Hope the organisers bring back the policy on commissioning new works next year, for me the contest seemed to lack the buzz of previous opens, maybe because the music was so familiar. Venus did sort the bands out, infact almost too much as almost every band had accidents and this became a bit of a leveller! Didn't hear Whitburn, but congratulations to them.
Can't disagree with the result too much, although I'm sure Cory will feel more than a little unlucky with their placing. YBS gave a very classy performance though.

Touche deave-the BOC title is mine again!


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Well done to YBS. They had all the right soloists in all the right places for this one! They seem to keep winning it every other year too! :D

As regards our result, 14th was pefectly fair. Venus went very awry on stage and we never recovered, no matter how good Jupiter was going to be :( The mobile phone was a tad annoying, but I'm sure we weren't the only band who had this happen? How hard is it for people to switch the bloody things off! :evil:

Roger Thorne

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To be fare I heard 14 bands and only heard one mobile phone ring. I know this is one too many, and I agree it is damn annoying that this happens. But I think the audience yesterday did make a big effort.

What did annoy me though was the amount of people who had coughing fits at the beginning of the performances and the constant noise of sweets packets being opened. :evil:

Ban Mobile Phones, Sweets, and issue cough drops with every programme!


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