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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
Best of luck in the Second Section, Angela, but remember Culloden
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