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Results: 2017 West Wales BBA Burry Port Contest

Goodwick Brass lead the way in West Wales, with section awards to Lewis Merthyr, Mid Rhondda, Upper Rhondda and Oakdale Silver in the second leg of the 2017 Welsh League series.

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  The second leg of the 2017 Welsh League series took place in Burry Port on the weekend.

The second leg of the 2017 Welsh League series took place in Burry Port on the weekend, with Goodwick Brass leading the way in the prizes.

Full report to follow.

Results:

Championship Section:

Adjudicator: Ian Porthouse

1. Goodwick Brass (Matthew Jenkins) — 196
2. Ebbw Valley Brass (Gareth Ritter) — 195
3. Llwydcoed (Chris Turner) — 194
4. Tylorstown (Gary Davies) — 193
5. Pontardulais Town (Paul Jenkins) — 192
6. City of Cardiff M1 (Nigel Seaman) — 191
7. Burry Port Town (Christopher Bond) — 190
8. Markham District Colliery (Matthew Rowe) — 188

Best Instrumentalist: Lawrence Savage (cornet) — Ebbw Valley
Best Percussion Section: Goodwick Brass
Best Soprano: Ellen Waite (Ebbw Valley)

First Section:

Adjudicator: Ian Porthouse

1. Lewis Merthyr (Craig Roberts) — 190
2. Abergavenny Borough (Sean O'Neill) — 189
3. Briton Ferry Silver (Jeff Pearce) — 184
4. BTM (Jeff Hutcherson) — 183
5. Ammanford Town (Glyn Davies) — 182

Best Instrumentalist: Zoe Alexander (flugel) — Lewis Merthyr

Second Section:

Adjudicator: Nigel Seaman

1. Mid Rhondda (Thomas Coaches) (Alan Gibbs) — 189
2. Newport Borough (Robin Hackett) — 187
3. Crwbin Silver (Craig Roberts) — 186
4. RAF St Athan (Alan Bourne) — 183
5. Mellingriffith 2 (Andy Wareham) — 182
6. Penclawdd Brass (Tony Small) — 181
7. Crosskeys Silver (Mike Davies) — 179

Best Instrumentalist: Rob Burnett (euphonium) — Mid Rhondda

Third Section:

Adjudicator: Dean Wright

1. Upper Rhondda (Jayne Thomas) — 182
2. Usk Brass (Jeff Jones) — 180
3. Cwmtawe Youth (Wayne Pederick) — 178
4. Ynyshir (Gary Davies) — 176
5. Severn Tunnel (Daniel Hall) — 175

Best Instrumentalist: (cornet) — Upper Rhondda Band

Fourth Section:

Adjudicator: Dean Wright

1. Oakdale Silver (Kerry Bowden) — 172
2. Phoenix Brass (Luke Jenkins) — 170
3. Gwaun Cae Gurwen (Jeff Hutcherson) — 168

Best Instrumentalist: (soprano) Oakdale Silver

Youth Section:

Adjudicator: Dean Wright

Best Performance of the Day: Rhondda Fach Youth
The Best Section Award: Rhondda Fach Youth

Gold Award:
Rhondda Fach Youth
Mellingriffith Youth

Silver Award:
Milford Haven Junior
Upper Rhondda Junior

Bronze Award:
Gwaun Cae Gurwen Junior
Burry Port Junior

Oldest player in contest: John Walters (Upper Rhondda Brass) — 90 years of age
Youngest player in contest: Noah Davies (Rhondda Fach Youth) — 7 years of age



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Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator