Paddy's Yorkshire Area - 2011

barrytone

Member
Wakey got a good result last year, getting to RAH not impossible, I think you have a good chance and I believe you will finish in the top half of the section come Sunday, best of luck
 

Kjata

Member
I have to say that it's still a hard piece, but so much revolves around musicality and soloists being able to play a tune, it's going to bring up some more shock results....!

Obviously i'm rooting for Hepworth but I reckon Grimey will be in with a shout, as well as Briggus and Carlton Main!

Good luck to all, see you in the bar!!
 

Charmed

Active Member
Just been looking at 4br predictions (1st section). Thought I would check out the points the 9 competing bands will be on going into this year's contest. Amazingly (or is it?) out of the 9 bands competing, only 2 of them have played in the 1st section over the last 2 area contests! The other 7 have either been relegated or promoted either last year or the year before. So without knowing the average points to be given last year and the year before.....I'll have to wait till I get a programme on Sunday! :eek:
 

yorkie19

Active Member
Just been looking at 4br predictions (1st section). Thought I would check out the points the 9 competing bands will be on going into this year's contest. Amazingly (or is it?) out of the 9 bands competing, only 2 of them have played in the 1st section over the last 2 area contests! The other 7 have either been relegated or promoted either last year or the year before. So without knowing the average points to be given last year and the year before.....I'll have to wait till I get a programme on Sunday! :eek:
Try here -

http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire/precontestgrading.php?section=1
 

Thirteen Ball

Active Member
Well Hatfield did beat Grimethorpe, Rothwell, Sellers and YBS in 2007, and only missed out on a RAH appearance by ONE place! ;) (Ooh and IMPS lol)
Well, we'd be delighted to emulate that! Massive ask though. Hatfield had a cracking team that year...

Wakey to qualify?

The same odds as the 2009 Grand National winner...

100/1


Yeah that sounds about right....

So I'll have a grand national day Grandma style bet of £2 on it. ;)
 
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critic

Member
Well, realistically, there are two fights going on.

The British Open qualified bands (Briggus, Carlton main, Dyke, Grimey, Hepworth, Rothwell) all scrapping amongst themselves....

...and the rest of us scrapping amongst ourselves to stay up, consolidate our place... and maybe trying to take a scalp from one of the big boys if they slip up on the day.

Alright, it'd take nothing short of a miracle for a band like my own to wind up at th'Albert 'all in that company, and we're well aware of it. But as I said in an earlier post, all we can do is go out there, give 100% effort and commitment, and do our utmost to come off knowing we left nothing in the bandroom.

To compete alongside the likes of those bands is an honour, and getting beaten by the likes them is never a disgrace.... but make no mistake, none of us will be making life easy for them....
COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST AREAS FOR YEARS. Ithinkall the bands will make a good contribution to the music with pressure on some more than others a good sunday night entertainment
 

euphalogy

Member
As long as every band comes off the stage knowing they put 100% into their performances, then I don't mind who wins/qualifies/gets relegated.....
However, no doubt we shall get the usual "We wuz robbed!" and nobody agreeing with the adjudicators again (who will more than likely be asleep for the last 8 bands on Sunday - it'll be past their bedtimes, after all!)....
Area's..... don't you just love them!!

See you all in the bar afterwards!


Andy
Excellent post!! sums most things up for me..........
 

pdj

Member
Well Hatfield did beat Grimethorpe, Rothwell, Sellers and YBS in 2007, and only missed out on a RAH appearance by ONE place! ;) (Ooh and IMPS lol)

That was a great contest, best i played in so far given the quality of bands and our placing plus a great piece too! esp the beginning ;)
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
Excited? You should be, this is the big one I think most people agree. Hear's Paddy final word ahead of this weekend's 'Battle of Bradford'.

Championship Section
Black Dyke - 6/4 fav (from 13/8 )
Brighouse & Rastirck - 7/4 (15/8 )
Grimethorpe Colliery - 11/4 (5/2)
Rothwell Temperance - 13/2 (6/1)
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery - 22/1 (18/1)
Hepworth (Cookson Homes) - 33/1(100/1) e/w support from the league
Marsden Silver - 100/1 (66/1)
Hebden Bridge - 100/1 (500/1) thanks to small team of predictors
Skelmanthorpe - 250/1 (200/1)
Drighlington - 500/1
Wakefield Metropolitan - 500/1
Hade Edge - 500/1

Paddy Flower 1. Brighouse 2. Dyke 3. Grimethorpe
Fantasy League 1. Dyke 2. Brighouse 3. Grimethorpe
tMP Predictors 1. Dyke 2. Brighouse 3. Grimethorpe
4barsrest.com 1. Brighouse 2. Dyke 3. Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe and Rothwell must have attracted a record number of 3rd & 4th place predictions from tMPers
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
First Section
Hammonds Saltaire - 10/11 fav (from 6/5) Hot favorite last year as well…
Yorkshire Imperial Urquart Travel - 100/30 (4/1) ever popular
Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery - 5/1 (9/4) If you haven't made your league bet yet, here's one to strongly consider
City of Sheffield - 6/1 (22/1)
Meltham & Meltham Mills - 16/1 (33/1)
Stannington - 25/1 (12/1)
Frickley/South Elmsall - 28/1 (40/1)
Kippax - 33/1 (50/1)
Grange Moor - 100/1 (66/1)

Paddy Flower 1. Hammonds 2. Hatfield 3. Imps
Fantasy League 1. Hammonds 2. Imps 3. City of Sheffield
tMP Predictors 1. Hammonds 2. Imps 3. Hatfield
4barsrest.com 1. Hammonds 2. Imps 3. City of Sheffield
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
Second Section
South Yorkshire Police - 13/8 fav no doubters here
Knottingley Silver - 9/2 (from 4/1)
Strata - 6/1 (11/2)
Dodworth Colliery MW - 7/1 (10/1) taking some late money from tMP
Lindley - 8/1 (9/1)
Barnsley Chronicle - 9/1 (7/1)
Rockingham - 20/1 (33/1) the e/w fancy of the league
Emley - 25/1
Slaithwaite - 28/1 (20/1)
Clifton & Lightcliffe - 28/1
Garforth - 50/1 (40/1)
Wetherby & District Silver - 66/1 (50/1)

Paddy Flower 1. South Yorkshire Police 2. Knottingley 3. Lindley
Fantasy League 1. South Yorkshire Police 2. Knottingley 3. Strata
tMP Predictors 1. South Yorkshire Police 2. Dodworth 3. Barnsley Chronicle
4barsrest.com 1. South Yorkshire Police 2. Dodworth 3. Barnsley Chronicle
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
Third Section
City of Bradford - 15/8 fav (from 13/8 )
Elland - 3/1 (100/30)
Crofton Silver - 5/1
Chapeltown Silver - 7/1
Horbury Victoria - 11/1 (12/1)
Lofthouse 2000 - 12/1 (9/1)
Skelmanthorpe 'B' - 14/1 (22/1)
Gawthorpe '85 - 22/1 (18/1)
Thurcroft Welfare - 28/1 (33/1)
Maltby Miners Welfare - 33/1 (40/1)
Huddersfield & Ripponden - 66/1
Worsborough - 150/1 (350/1)

Paddy Flower 1. City of Bradford 2. Crofton 3. Elland
Fantasy League 1. City of Bradford 2. Elland 3. Crofton
tMP Predictors 1. City of Bradford 2. Elland 3. Crofton
4barsrest.com 1. City of Bradford 2. Chapeltown 3. Crofton
 

Paddy Flower

Active Member
Fourth Section
Dronfield - 15/8 fav (from 5/2)
Dinnington - 3/1
Linthwaite - 13/2 (11/2)
Barnsley Metropolitan - 15/2 (8/1)
Armthorpe Elmfield - 10/1 (12/1)
Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) - 14/1 (11/1)
Clifton & Lightcliffe 'B' - 14/1
Deepcar - 22/1 (25/1)
Golcar - 22/1 (50/1) a late rush at the bookies
Yorkshire Traction Honley - 28/1 (20/1)
Oughtibridge - 28/1 (22/1)
Wilsden - 33/1 (20/1)

Paddy Flower 1. Dinnington 2. Dronfield 3. Linthwaite
Fantasy League 1. Dronfield 2. Dinnington 3. Linthwaite
tMP Predictors 1. Dronfield 2. Barnsley Met 3. Dinnington
4barsrest.com 1. Dronfield 2. Dinnington 3. Linthwaite

It's not too late to join the Fantasy League and play at the Yorkshire Area yourself…
E-mail paddy_flower@yahoo.com for details on how to enter
"Paddy's Fantasy Brass Band League"
 
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