Owen said:Well - to settle one of the relegation/promotion issues, my own band wil definately be accepting the promotion to the Championship section. We may do well, we may do not so well, but we are going to have a damn good go! The chance to compete on the same stage as some of the best bands in the world is too great an opportunity to miss.
2nd man down said:No, i should imagine a position on that appeals panel is a completely thankless task.
Personally i don't see why it's needed...like has been said before, if appeals for some bands are upheld but not for others the decisions are open to accusations of favouritism and elitism.
It should be cut back to being if you're down or up, just accept it, if you really didn't deserve to rise or drop your subsequent next few contest performances should get you back to the section you belong in.