Who's going to win the Scottish Open?


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Might as well start this thread, not long to go now.

According to the 4Barsrest rankings the result should be:

1 Tredegar
2 Whitburn
3 Kirkie
4 Sellers
5 Co-op
6 Besses
8 Kinneil
9 Fishburn
10 Freckleton
11 Kingdom
12 Hepworth
13 Newtongrange
14 Carriden
15 Broxburn

I would be surprised if it went according the rankings as any of the top 8 bands are in with a shout of winning it on the day.

This could throw up some surprises as I looks to be a very 'open' contest. The draw will definitely play a big part in the results.

My top 3 are Sellers, Tredegar, Whitburn with Kirkie, Co-op, Kinneil & Besses fighting for the other places.


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Freckleton on top form

I would place Freckleton higher up than 10th. They had a bad day at Pontins but finishing 4 clear points at Fleetwood and that fact that Paganini really suits their style should put them in to top 5!


Top four of Tredegar, Whitburn, Sellers, Co was my guess, but now we've got the draw (kind of) not so sure about an order ! It'll be an interesting contest though .. would've liked Fodens there, hopefully one of the top half dozen bands will brave a trip north next year :D


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Well, I predicted Scotland would beat Holland in Amsterdam so my crystal ball is definitely for the scrapheap but I'll go for Tredegar to win.



Just well looking forward to the contest, something new and exciting, well done the scots, should be a fantastic weekend of banding and beer!!!


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Naomi has anyone ever told you that you look very much like a young composer/conductor here in Scotland?

jamie the euph

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Personally i think that because fodens have withdrawn the clear favourites have to be Tradegar and i think they'll walk it!no problems at all best band there!no doubt at all!


I think that Tregdegar are one of the favourites but... I have a feeling it will between Scottish Co-op (Russell Gray) and Whitburn (Andy Duncan).

Neil Samuel


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I'm going for Sellers. I think that they are a class outfit - and they have the boy, Mark Bousie on euph. I think that he is an absolutely stunning player and perhaps one of the nicest, kindest guys you could ever meet.



Got a funny feeling that Freckleton will come higher also.
Their conductor Paul Dalton is extremely skilled and they are a great outfit.
Good luck boys.


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I'd go for Freck giving a good show too. They did a cracking performance of Paganini when I was in the band (my last contest with them I think) and as John states, a very under-rated conductor in my opinion. Paul is a true musician.
I'm not going to have a guess at any predictions but I just want to say good luck to Hepworth and come on Sellers!!

You're so right meeglioni, Bousie's a top lad!!




Is that a Mighty Hepworth uniform you have on your picture? Hope all is well on the good ship Sellers.

Come On Hepworth!


Noo idea who's going to win, I think it's going to be a close call. Hepworth have as good a band as any in the contest right now. Especially with the edition of the almighty Nicholas Young!

What I do know is that after many hours of study, the best anagram of Paganini Variations i can work out is..."A Vagina Inspiration!"

I can relax now my work is done. I think this is unbeatable!!
Deave - 3rdman@sellers
It certainly is Dave, come on Hepworth!! I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Almighty Nick Young eh Deave?! He's definately up for it, he's even been practicing! And I must say, your pedal C's are amazing!!


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