Paddy's Cheltenham - 2011 (1st Section)

Paddy Flower

Active Member
And we have another full line-up for September...

Aldbourne (West of England)
Bedford Town (London & Southern Counties)
Bournemouth Concert (West of England)
Broxburn & Livingston (Scotland)
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) (Wales)
East London Brass (London & Southern Counties)
Hammonds Saltaire (Yorkshire)
Harrogate (North of England)
Hathern (Midlands)
Haverhill Silver (London & Southern Counties)
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass (Scotland)
Longridge (North-West)
Phoenix West Midlands (Midlands)
Pontardulais Town (Wales)
Ratby Co-operative (Midlands)
Roberts Bakery (North-West)
Westoe (North of England)
Yorkshire Imperial Urquart Travel (Yorkshire)


Stand by for prices...
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
First Section
Hammonds Saltaire - 5/4 fav
Yorkshire Imperial Urquart Travel - 5/1
Ratby Co-operative - 8/1
Longridge - 10/1
Aldbourne - 12/1
Bournemouth Concert - 12/1
Roberts Bakery - 16/1
Phoenix West Midlands - 25/1
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass - 40/1
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) - 40/1
East London Brass - 50/1
Haverhill Silver - 50/1
Pontardulais Town - 50/1
Bedford Town - 50/1
Hathern - 100/1
Broxburn & Livingston - 100/1
Harrogate - 100/1
Westoe - 100/1
 
Thanks Paddy, I'll take the 25 to 1 on us - seems generous after our performance last week, Thanks.
Virtual £50 on Phoenix West Midlands, Champions of the Midlands please.

And a hearty good luck and best wishes to all other bands who qualified.
 

JSA.

New Member
In my opinion Hammonds will win it this year, they have a strong band and results have been good for them. The area result last year was a disappointing result but with the players they have round the stand they can definatly cope in the Championship Section. Another band who played well at the area, Roberts Bakery, I think this could be the band to watch, I also agree that it is a strong section this year but I hope my band can go there and win it.
 
oh obviously Hammonds are going to win it! i mean their a championship outfit afterall!

dark horses i recon has gotto be us (courtesy of their solo BBb bass player ;)!) or the bont for that matter... deffo if they have matt jenkins on euph!
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
I agree it looks a strong field, but it may be a bit early to speculate on how bands will do. The choice of test piece may play a big part, particularly if they were to go for something more contemporary. That would certainly favour a band like Hammonds with players of their experience.
 

cockaigne

Member
Aldbourne look to be on good form too, not least after Blackpool. Interesting to note that both the West of England bands have the same odds at present, as do all three L&SC bands. I realise there's not much contesting to be had between now and the National Finals, but it'd be interesting to see how things move.

Eagerly awaiting the test piece announcements...
 

brassyorkie

New Member
Cheltenham 2011

I agree it looks a strong field, but it may be a bit early to speculate on how bands will do. The choice of test piece may play a big part, particularly if they were to go for something more contemporary. That would certainly favour a band like Hammonds with players of their experience.

It is a very strong line up.
Titans Progress from Blackpool last week is not old and Hammonds did not do too well on it. Will they be a little deflated by the result in Blackpool last weekend?
It may make them more determined.!!

It could well be a Yorkshire 1 and 2 as Yorkshire Imps have been having a decent run of form for the last 6 months or so.

Roll on September.
 

cockaigne

Member
I'd keep an eye on Melingriffith too - they've had the 2nd section title recently and continued on the up-and-up. I'd imagine they know what they're doing, and what it [could] take to win...
 

zippy

New Member
When are the pieces due to be announced?? Is it in the next month or so? Any rumours as to what it will be for 1st section?
 

cockaigne

Member
I'd imagine they'll be keeping the pieces as tightly under wraps as possible; weren't this year's Area pieces 'leaked' a couple of weeks before they were due to be announced?
 

Bass Man

Active Member
I'd imagine they'll be keeping the pieces as tightly under wraps as possible; weren't this year's Area pieces 'leaked' a couple of weeks before they were due to be announced?

They were announced early but I'm not sure if they were 'leaked'. I know it caused some issue regarding the release date of the Regionals CD
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
First Section
Yorkshire Imperial Urquart Travel - 15/8 fav (from 5/1)
Aldbourne - 5/1 (12/1)
Ratby Co-operative - 6/1 (8/1)
Hammonds Saltaire - 13/2 (5/4)
Longridge - 10/1
Bournemouth Concert - 12/1
Roberts Bakery - 14/1 (16/1)
Phoenix West Midlands - 22/1 (25/1)
East London Brass - 33/1 (50/1)
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass - 40/1
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) - 40/1
Haverhill Silver - 40/1 (50/1)
Bedford Town - 50/1
Hathern - 66/1 (100/1)
Pontardulais Town - 66/1 (50/1)
Broxburn & Livingston - 66/1 (100/1)
Harrogate - 100/1
Westoe - 100/1
 

barrytone

Member
Why have the odds changed so much, is it because we all know now what piece we're playing? Yorks Imps haven't beaten Hammonds recently, I really don't understand why Hammonds have slipped so far down the odds, everyone is tipping them to win! xxx
 

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