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Post Match Analysis:
Scottish Regional Championships 2002


Fourth Section:

Motherwell Civic Centre
Saturday 9th March
Adjudicator: Markus Bach
Commences: 1.00pm approx

Results:

1. Lochgelly (G. Lindsay): 184 8
2. Jedforest Instrumental (A. Fernie): 181 11
3. Bon Accord Silver "B" Band (B. Wallace): 180 4
4. Penicuik Silver (S. Duncan): 179 10
5. Creetown Silver (J. McNab): 178 9
5. Peebles Burgh (D. O'Connor): 178 2
7. Dumfries Town (P. Heyes): 176 1
8. Coalburn Silver (D. Grey): 175 7
8. Hawick Saxhorn (R. Hume): 175 6
10. Newland Concert Brass (W. Smith): 174 3
11. Stranraer Youth (I. Munroe): 173 5

Withdrawn:
Drumblade Junior Brass, Dysart Colliery, Forfar Instrumental, Langholm Town


The clearest winners of the whole weekend were not to be found in the top section, but in the Fourth, where Lochgelly under the direction of Gavin Lindsay simply swept everyone away with an excellent performance of the Jacob set work.

This was a finely directed performance by the former CWS Glasgow soprano player and the three point winning margin by no means flattered them. The playing was secure and solid and the band produced a lovely balanced sound and tone. Markus Bach couldn’t have had an easier choice all weekend. This was a performance of note and was a real highlight.

Second spot went to Jedforest Instrumental, who benefited from a very musical reading of the score by conductor Alan Fernie and some solid ensemble playing from the band. It wasn’t in the same league as the winners, but nonetheless it was a fine performance and deservedly took the second qualification spot on offer.

Third place went to Bon Accord, who held the second qualification place until Jedforest came to the stage as the final band of the contest and who also gave a very good account of themselves. Fourth place meanwhile went to our pre match tip Penicuik who couldn’t do enough on the day to force their way into the prizes, whilst Creetown and Peebles Burgh came joint 5th.

Seventh place went to Dunfries Town off the number 1 draw, whilst Coalburn Silver and Hawick Saxhorn shared 8th spot. Newland Concert Brass came home 10th and Stranraer Youth propped up the field in 11th, but in no way disgraced.

The overall standard of the performances in the fourth section wasn’t too great, but the winners were and they will be one of the pre contest favourites come Torqauy. They were that good.


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