Second section review and dodgy predictions
4BarsRest will be there to try and provide coverage of the weekends
action. We we will be providing a retrospective look at each performance
in the Championship class and our own judgement on each of the performances
within 24 hours of the contest.
We will try and get the full results of all the sections to you
as soon as possible.
The Adjudication Panel consists of:
Derek Broadbent, John Maines, David Read, Stanley Lippeatt, Major
Peter Parkes and Goff Richards.
The Competing Bands:
All Sections are subject to a pre–draw (details not available
at the present time).
Test Piece: Aeronauts (G. Richards)
Sunday 28th October.
BMP Europe Goodshaw:
City of Bristol:
Hoover Band (Bolton):
Hopkins Solicitors Blidworth Welfare:
Markham and District:
Meltham and Meltham Mills:
Moston and Beswick (Manchester):
Royal Buckley Town:
United Norwest Co-op Milnrow:
Second Section review:
This is a bit harder for us to try and predict, but there are four
bands who performed very well at the recent National Finals who
should be earmarked as pre match favourites to take the title, as
three of them also filled the rostrum at this contest last year.
City of Bristol under the baton of Welshman Bryn James were fine
runners up at the Nationals and 3rd here last year, whilst
Towcester Studio and Adele Sellers were 3rd in Preston
and runners up here. The 4th placed band at Preston
were Knottingly Silver who didnt compete at Prestatyn in 2000,
whilst Tintwistle who came 9th at Preston won this section
last time out. These bands for us should be scrapping it
out amongst themselves for the top prizes.
Below that its a bit more difficult, but 9 bands who took
part last year are back to have another go, with 7th
placed United Norwest Coop Milnrow, 8th placed Wantage
Silver, 9th placed Hopkinson Solicitor Blidworth, 9th
placed Mostyn and Beswick 11th placed Chalford, 12th
placed Elland, 13th placed Hoover Bolton, 14th
placed Stannington Brass and 16th placed Royal Buckley
all hoping for better things in 2001.
Of these perhaps Wantage who came 3rd and also Weaver
Group at their Areas, Hopkinson Solicitors Blidworth who came 5th
at theirs and Elland who came 8th are in with a shout.
Of the others we must mention are Skelmersdale who won the
Third Section at Pontins last year and who came 6th at
their Area and Meltham and Meltham Mills who came 5th.
The two Welsh bands are also in with a shout if they play to form
as they too have performed well in the past, with Markham (4th)
and Rhyl Silver (3rd) hoping to do well.
The rest are a bit of a muchness for us with Barrow who came 7th
at the Area, BMP Europe Goodshaw (14th), Delph (9th),
Greenhalls (10th), Walkden (7th) and Jersey
Premier (Dnc) as the outsiders.
The top four should be clear-cut, but there could well be a surprise
or two a bit further down.
City of Bristol
United Norwest Co-op Milnrow
Dark Horses: Wantage