Paddy's London & Southern Counties Area - 2013

Thanks. For once I don't disagree with them ( on first section ) :eek:. Mind you First could be won by any one of about 6 or 7 bands, it's that tight this year.

I think you are right, it looks to be a very tight field indeed.
My band (Thundersley) are surprised to be so high up in the 4BR prediction in our first year up. We had hoped to sneak in under the radar! But we'll give it a good go to live up to Mr Fox's billing.

Good luck to all. Should be a very good contest and Brass Triumphant has really grown on me over the last few weeks.
 

Will the Sec

Active Member
Championship Section, courtesy of 3barsdrunkdry

1. Regent Brass (Alan Duguid)
2. Friary Guildford (Chris King)
3. Redbridge Brass (Jeremy Wise)
4. Medway (Melvin White)
5. Wantage Silver ‘A’ (Philip Bailey)
6. Zone One Brass (Richard Ward)
7. East London Brass (Jayne Murrill)
8. Aveley and Newham (Melvin White)
9. Egham (Gareth Green)
10. Clacton-on-Sea Co-operative (Mark Ager)
11. Staines Brass (Melvin White)
12. Bedford Town (Andy Kershaw)

Well done, Mr Duguid and Regent, and to Friary,and to ELB.
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
Refreshing to see some different names at the top there. Showing the growing strength in depth of the region, I hope.

Congratulations to Regent and Friary, have fun at the baked bean can! Modesty prevents me from posting the 1st section result... Oh, all right then, if you insist:

1. Kidlington Concert Brass (Duncan Wilson),14*
2. Alder Valley Brass (Roger Burke),15*
3. Sandhurst Silver (Ian McElligott),6
4. Thundersley Brass (John Ward),12
5. Horsham Borough (Andy Kershaw), 10
6. City of Cambridge (Peter Bassano), 13
7. Ipswich and Norwich Co-op (Ian Johnson),2
8. Haverhill Silver (Mark Ager), 5
9. Yiewsley and West Drayton (Chris Cole),11
10. Milton Keynes Brass (Craig Patterson),3
11. Becontree Brass (Adam Cooke), 7
12. Jersey Premier Brass (Tim Pritchard),4
13. Littleport (Nigel Bramley),8
14. Soham Comrades (Keith Schroeter),1
15. Cawston (Leigh Sharpe), 9

2nd:

1. Hitchin (Craig Patterson), 17*
2. Epsom and Ewell Silver (Jack Smith),9*
3. Ware Brass (Philip Littlemore),4*
4. Battle Town (Jon Penton), 18
5. Tilbury (Andrew Austin),8
6. Northfleet Brass (Melvin White),2
7. Fulham Brass (Robert Richardson),1
8. Welwyn Garden City (John Campbell), 10
9. Colchester (David Maddocks), 14
10. Chiltern Hills Brass (Gary Davies),7
11. St. Sebastian Wokingham (Lee Woodward), 11
12. Epping Forest (Denis Desmond),10
13. Hungerford Town (Tim Crouter), 15
14. Chalgrove (Terry Brotherhood),3
15. Fairlop Brass (Kevin Jordan),6
16. St. Albans City (Philip Littlemore),5
17. Grimsdyke Brass (Stuart Quinlan), 12
18. BAE Systems (Keith Woodger), 13

3rd:

1. Amersham (Paul Fisher)*
2. L.G.B. Brass (Ian Stewart)*
3. Wantage Silver B (Danny Dullforce)
4. Cold Ash Brass (Jemma Evans)
5. Waterbeach Brass (David Minchin)
6. Hangleton (Richard Baker)
7. Olney Brass (Paul Fensom)
8. Norfolk Wherry Brass (Andy Craze)
9. Harwich R.B.L. (Antony Sanders)
10. Chinnor Silver (David Pegram)
11. Crystal Palace (Mike Gray)
12. Hemel Hempstead (Philip Fisher)
13. Watford (Ian Graves)
14. Bradwell Silver (Brian Keech)

4th:

1. Simon Langton Brass (David Cutting), 16*
2. Great Yarmouth Brass (Colin Swaep), 15*
3. City of Oxford Silver (Steve Sizeland), 3*
4. Regent Community Brass (Alan Duguid), 6
5. Royston Town (Steve Earley), 4
6. Tadley Concert Brass (Paul Chapman), 7
7. Witney Town (John Button), 8
8. Letchworth Garden City (Tim Welch), 12
9. Jubilee Brass (Oxford) (Cliff Sadler), 13
10. Cottenham Brass (Peter Mackley), 17
11. Woodbridge Excelsior (Chris Lewis-Garnham), 14
12. Charles Church Camberley (Robert Cherry), 5
13. Snowdown Colliery Welfare (Keith Twyman), 2
14. Bletchington Silver (Nigel Hall), 11
15. Ampthill Town (Chris Benger), 1
16. North London Brass (Vicky Boyle), 9
17. Cobham (Robin Langdon), 10

Congratulations to all the others too, and commiserations to those who weren't so happy with their results. Some that raised eyebrows, for sure.

Good to see City of Oxford produce a prize-winning performance again, after so many years in the wilderness. It's a long climb back, but the work is solidly under way for them.
 

Red Elvis

Active Member
No arguments from me with our placing (10th) - to be honest "Harmony Music" was just that little bit outside of our comfort zone. Couple of glitches on stage for us (no major car crashes though!) and broadly speaking we were happy that we'd given it a good shot. Suspect that the new grading tables will leave us as the strongest band in the section on the grounds that we'll be propping up the other 11 !! :)

Mixed bag of results for my chums across the sections , Dave & Di and BassTrumpet at Kidlington are probably amongst the happiest though :)

Big congrats to the winners , and also a word to the L&SC committee for the organisation again - very smooth. Seemed to run a lot quicker as well this year , we had time for a good few sherberts , catch the results and were still home by 21:00 or thereabouts.
 

Pauli Walnuts

Moderator
Staff member
Big congrats to the winners , and also a word to the L&SC committee for the organisation again - very smooth. Seemed to run a lot quicker as well this year , we had time for a good few sherberts , catch the results and were still home by 21:00 or thereabouts.
Nice to see some credit for David Hobs and the team.
 

BrianT

Member
Help me out here...

Can anyone remember precisely what Mr Berryman said from the stage before the results were announced? I can remember bits, but not the whole thing. He said something about bands overcoming technical difficulties through practice and about how it was hard to differentiate the performances once all the technical difficulties had been mastered. Or was he saying he'd like to have been in the position of trying to differentiate performances solely on musical, rather than technical merit? I wish I'd paid more attention...
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
I heard rumours that was going to happen last year too but it never did.
Surely we'd have been told formally before the contest if they were going to make a change like that?
 

Red Elvis

Active Member
I was told that there will be 3 going down and 2 coming up to get the section back to 12 bands

Jeremy

If that's right then I'm with Accidental - would have been nice to be told !! Not that I'd necessarily argue with the decision if it is the case (I'm speaking personally here and not for my band) as I think our placing yesterday was largely correct. Will wait and see what we get told in the coming days.
 

wittig

Member
Can anyone remember precisely what Mr Berryman said from the stage before the results were announced? I can remember bits, but not the whole thing. He said something about bands overcoming technical difficulties through practice and about how it was hard to differentiate the performances once all the technical difficulties had been mastered. Or was he saying he'd like to have been in the position of trying to differentiate performances solely on musical, rather than technical merit? I wish I'd paid more attention...

He didn't say anything as clear cut as your final statement. My interpretation of what he said was that most of the bands had gone a long way to overcoming the technical difficulties of the piece, but (as usual), it turns out to be the slower, quieter and more exposed parts of the piece that are the most testing on the contest stage - i.e he inferred that a large part of the differentiation was on musical rather than technical merit. He also said he thought there were 3 good performances (the top 3 I'd assume!).
 

Red Elvis

Active Member
I heard rumours that was going to happen last year too but it never did.
Surely we'd have been told formally before the contest if they were going to make a change like that?

Just checked the L&SC website - only two relegated - Norfolk and Bedford.
 

The Wherryman

Active Member
Just checked the L&SC website - only two relegated - Norfolk and Bedford.

On a more positive note :), congratulations to all those gaining promotion, and particularly to Colin Swaep and Great Yarmouth Brass, who celebrate their 40th anniversary year with promotion to the 3rd Section :clap:
 

hobgoblin

Member
Heard all except one in the top section on Sunday. The overall standard was a shock, but a special mention to Redbridge who were a different class and maybe undone by the draw. Are there any recordings around on soundcloud or anything?
 

Chris Kirk

Member
I haven't been on here for a while but had to point out a little fact.

Redbridge won off number one 2 years ago so perhaps the draw is immaterial?
 

Will the Sec

Active Member
Hobby, old chap, does a shock is such an area as L&SC have as much impact as in (say) Wales? There were lots of shocks(!) there....
 

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