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Shock Horror in Blackpool!!! — just kidding

Guess who won the Mineworkers Contest? We have the full results.


Grimethorpe Strike Out Again at Blackpool

Grimethorpe Colliery Band under the direction of James Gourlay has won the Mineworkers Championships held in Blackpool.

Second were Ever Ready directed by Ray Farr and third were Thoresby under the direction of Stan Lippeatt. Fourth were Newtongrange.

Championship Section:

1. Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) — James Gourlay — 194pts
2. Ever Ready — Ray Farr — 191pts
3. Thoresby (UK Coal) Band — Stan Lippeatt — 189pts
4. Newtongrange — 187pts
5. Dalmellington — 185pts
6. Newstead Welfare — 184pts
7. Kingdom Brass — 183pts
8. Fishburn — 181pts
9. Riddings — 179pts
10. Greggs Bakery — 177pts

Adjudicator: Dr Roy Newsome

As for the 4BR Prediction — not bad (although it wasn't that hard truth be told)Wegot the top 4 right with only Thoresby and Newtongrange exchanging places to what we predicted.

First Section:

1. The Bathgate Band — 189pts
2. Shirland Miners Welfare Band — 188pts
3. Barnsley Building Society Band — 186pts
4. Treherbert and District — 185pts
5. Kippax — 184pts
6. Easington — 183pts
7. GT Group Peterless — 182pts
8. Ireland Colliery — 180pts
9. Betteshanger Colliery — 177pts
10. Gresley Old Hall — 175pts
11. Broughtons — 174pts
12. Spennymoor Town — 172pts

Adjudicator: Mr James Scott

Oops! — our prediction went a bit astray with Treherbert coming in fourth but Bathgate won it (we predicted 4th place). The rest of our tips came nowhere.

Second Section:

1. Snibston and Desford Colliery Band — 189pts
2. Hatfield Wilfreda Beehive Band — 187pts
3. Harworth Brass Band — 186pts
4. Pride Valley Band — 185pts
5. Horden — 184pts
6. Old Silkstone — 183pts
7. Weaver Group — 182pts
8. Stanley Newmarket — 181pts
9. Felling Band — 180pts
10. Lewis Merthyr — 179pts

Adjudicator: Mr Roy Sparkes

Third Section:

1. Murton Colliery Band — 181pts
2. Ellington Colliery Band — 180pts
3. Ferryhill Town Band — 179pts
4. Armthorpe Elmfield Band — 178pts
5. Frickley South Elmsall — 177pts
6. Houghton — 176pts
7. Crofton Silver — 175pts
8. Buckhaven and Methil — 173pts
9. Hetton Silver — 172pts
10. Wansbeck's Ashington — 171pts
11. Crosskeys — 170pts
12. Ynyshir Welfare — 169pts
13. Shotts St. Patrick's — 168pts

Adjudicator: Mr Stephen Tighe

Fourth Section:

1. Shirland Welfare Training Band — 181pts
2. Five Rivers Brass Band — 180 pts
3. Leicester Coop Snibston Charnwood Band — 178pts
4. Standish Band — 176pts
5. Lochelly — 174pts
6. Trimdon — 173pts
7. Dearham — 172pts
8. Llay Welfare — 171pts
9. Kirby Colliery — 170pts
10. Dinington — 169pts
10. Thurcroft — 169pts

Adjudicator: Mr Gareth Thomas

Further results from all sections as soon as we get them and are able to post them on the site.


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