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Brass in Concert clarifies results confusion

Monday 18 November, 2019

The organisers of Brass in Concert have announced a change to the 2019 results table after an error was discovered.

A revised results table means that Friary Band, which had been placed sixth, and Brass Band Schoonhoven, which came seventh, now swap places after the omission of an adjudicator's mark from the calculations.

The statement reads: "The Brass in Concert management team announces that there was an error in the placings of Friary Band and Brass Band Schoonhoven at this year’s Brass in Concert Championship and that their sixth and seventh placings respectively as announced at the event should be reversed. Both bands scored 148 points, and while the combined Quality of Performance points should have been used to break the tie, in this case the placings of Judge A only (Ian Bousfield) were used in error."

The statement continues: “This was a clerical error for which we accept full responsibility. Although the results are checked prior to posting, mistakes do unfortunately happen sometimes when working under the pressure of time. We apologise sincerely to the members and supporters of both Friary and Schoonhoven for the error and are currently putting into place a system that eliminates the possibility of any such mistakes in the future.

"Both bands gave excellent and well-received performances and we congratulate them and the other 16 competing bands over the weekend on their wonderful efforts in creating a very successful event.”

The revised full result is: