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Re: Nationals and Qaulifiers....
Angela Tregaskes wrote: > On Fri, 24 Oct 1997 D.LANCASTER@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote (in support of the > NCC's change of rules and said: > > > > [snip] .......there won't be much tension. But I have this vision, >> beginning just as the > > adjudicator (is it Bram Gay?) finishes his summing up and you get the > > results: > > > > 4th Besses O the Barn... > > > > > > 3rd Marple... > > > > > > and all of a sudden there's an awful lot of tense folks out there.. > > And if you still don't believe me, ask anyone else who was sitting amongst > > the Dyke players at Bradford this year when they announced: 2nd > > place: Rothwell... > > > I was present in St. George's Hall (Bradford) at the Yorkhire Area > Champs. section as the results were announced in 1997 .... and like you > was more than a little surprised that Carlton Main also came higher up > the frame than Dyke ..... but as far as I know the Dyke lads were all in > the bar and not in the auditorium as you suggest .... and according to > one source all that bothered them about the result was the daunting > prospect of having to take part again next year!! > I was sitting near the rear of the hall with two or three quite vocal Dyke players behind me. Following the results they expressed a significant lack of cheer! But my serious point was that contests are there to be enjoyed as much as any other performance situation; win or lose there's a lot to be gained. Best of luck in the Second Section, Angela, but remember Culloden Moor! David -- unsubscribe or receive the list in digest form, mail a message of 'help' to listserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx