BABS Convention 2008

The 2008 convention was held at Centaur Conference Centre at Cheltenham Racecourse, another new venue for BABS, over the late May bank holiday weekend, Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th.

Chorus Results

The marks in the chorus contests are out of 1800 (triple panel 3 judges per category x 3 categories x 2 songs x 100 marks max per song)

Great Western Chorus First place
GREAT WESTERN CHORUS
from Bristol
78.8% (1418 marks)

Second place
ROYAL HARMONICS
from Windsor
74.2% (1335 marks)
Royal Harmonics

Spirit of Harmony Third place
SPIRIT OF HARMONY
from Calder Valley, Yorkshire
73.3% (1319 marks)

Anvil Chorus 2008

Anvil Chorus on stage at Convention 2008

Our Result

Anvil Chorus, under the direction of Duncan Whinyates, achieved 66.8% (1203 marks) and were placed 7th. This is an improvement over last years result of 64.1% (1153 marks, 12th place).

Here is a larger version of the photograph, with names
Anvil Chorus 2008


Quartet Results

The marks in the quartet competition are the total of the semi-final and final scores, ie out of 3600 (3 judges x 3 categories x 4 songs x 100 max per song)

Monkey Magic
Alan Hughes (T), Zac Booles (L), Duncan (Bs), Joe Knight (Br)
Gold
MONKEY MAGIC

77.1% (2774 marks)

Silver
EVOLUTION
from Cambridge
74.7% (2690 marks)
Evolution
Tony Bylett (T), Michael Potts (L), Stuart Owen (Bs), Geoff Unwin (Br)

DB4
Andy Delicata (T), Martin Baker (L), Paul Garrett (Bs), Giles Ratcliffe (Br)
Bronze
DB4
from Potton, Chelmsford and Harpenden
70.3% (2529 marks)


You can also see the full chorus score sheet and the quartet finals score sheet, including the breakdown of marks by judge.

Previous conventions: 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002