Prizes for Friday 20th May 2016
This information covers only the contests in the Oldham & Saddleworth area.
In addition to the main prizes (most of which are open to everyone), the contests offer separate prizes for different sections and a local or Saddleworth prize. The Friezland contest is open only to 3rd section, 4th section and youth bands. All offer a prize for youth bands.
Most contests offer a small deportment prize. Many offer something for the first band to play. Some contests offer soloist prizes.
Oldham & Saddleworth area prizes
Prizes are awarded for the best average ranking across any 6 of the Oldham & Saddleworth contests:
|Delph||Friezland (youth prize only)||Lydgate|
|Denshaw||Greenfield||Scouthead & Austerlands|
|Dobcross||Lees & Springhead|
For bands playing at 6 contests or more, their best 6 are averaged. In the event of a tie, a 7th contest is taken into account.
Please note that a band's ranking at a contest is it's position relative to all bands who played at that contest. So for instance, a band might win the youth prize at one contest and 2nd youth prize at another, but the second contest counts more if the band came 15th overall there and 20th at the first. A similar situation can arise with the prize winners for local bands.
Friezland contest does not count for the open and local area prizes because it is restricted to 3rd section, 4th section and youth bands. However, the Friezland results do count for the new area youth prize.
Please note that results at any unofficial contests will not count towards the area prizes.
Area Open Championship:
Local Area Championship:(8 miles radius of Upermill)
The contests are sponsored by Oldham Council and generously supported by Navigation Brass.
Area Youth Championship:
|1st prize:||£250 + Haydn Bradbury Memorial Trophy|