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    Bristol Dance Championships?

    Instead of coming last in Bristol on Saturday I was coming last in a Yacht race in Cowes Week

    But we did come third in one race

    How did things go in Bristol?

    How was the day?

    Who won?

    Who should have won?

    How was the music, judging, venue and most importantly, the dancing?

    p.s. I've just noticed that in starting my first thread I've also send my 100th reply and become a 'member'

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    Re: Bristol Dance Championships?

    Originally posted by Andy McGregor
    Instead of coming last in Bristol on Saturday I was coming last in a Yacht race in Cowes Week

    But we did come third in one race

    How did things go in Bristol?

    How was the day?

    Who won?

    Who should have won?

    How was the music, judging, venue and most importantly, the dancing?

    p.s. I've just noticed that in starting my first thread I've also send my 100th reply and become a 'member'
    This is already done (well, parts of it), in the thread about Bristol in the social events area. And I can't be bothered typing it out all over again

    Go read it in there!!

    Congrats on your own 3rd place though!

    Steve

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    Faster than a speeding bullet - or at least faster than the leroc2000 website - here are some results from the Bristol comp (hope I can post this - it happened already so can't be inciting people to go there, surely??). I have to apologise for only posting incomplete results - although lots of the faces were familiar, I don't know the names of lots of the couples - please fill in the blanks if you know them...

    Will and his gorgeous and graceful partner Kate carried (nearly) all before them to WIN the Advanced category. The competition was really fierce but their win was well deserved indeed! An awesome display They were runners up in the showcase category with their beautiful routine to Sherherezade (sorry - bound to have mangled the spelling) - beaten to the top spot by the spectacular Andy & Rena.

    I think second in advanced were Jenny Slade and Simon Bowker - they put on a display of their unique ckeeky and stylish moves.

    In joint third (dead heat with the couple who came second in the airsteps category in Blackpool) were the slick and sassy Trampy and Debster. Looking good in the ramp-up to the final of the Jive Masters, guys!! Deb did disappoint many by wearing a miniscule skirt (rather than the hotpants).

    Tramp and his two ladies were runners up in the Double Trouble - looking amazing as only Steve can on about 10 minutes of rehearsal

    In the intermediate section I'm afraid the names are all unknown to me - some really fantastic dancers in the field. Toby and I reached the final and danced our little hearts out. Thank you everyone who cheered us on - it made a huge difference.

    The man who won DWAS also won the Intermediate section (but I don't know his name - he was fab in both categories) - his partner danced double trouble with the Tramp. Mark (of Mark & Jackie) came second with his DWAS partner and I can't remember third place (apologies).

    Loads of familiar faces there - Sheepman and Mary were great (I'll never know how you dance in that hat, Sheepy!) and the standard overall was very high. David and Bryony did their spectacular routine to Bjork - looking great as ever.

    As for the venue - it was very good. The floor is lovely and not too fast. And there is aircon - except for the two hours where the electricity supply was interrupted on the main circuit meaning the venue became absolutely stifling. During that time there was greatly reduced lighting too.

    The judging was pretty good, I thought. I wouldn't have fancied the job myself! Others are bound to have their own views, though. Music was a bit bizarre at times but overall it was fine - one heat of the advanced had the fastest track I've ever heard in competition (Shakira - something about 'tango'?).
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    Trampy wrote: This is already done (well, parts of it), in the thread about Bristol in the social events area.
    Bugger

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    Yeah. I was in the advanced heat that had Shakira.

    It was 'Objection (Tango)', and I've been looking at it this morning. It comes in at 179.4bpm, which considering that Zoot Suit Riot is only 184, shows how fast it was. It's also bloody long (3mins 42 seconds), though, it felt like about 5 hours!!!

    Steve

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    Re: Re: Bristol Dance Championships?

    Originally posted by TheTramp
    This is already done (well, parts of it), in the thread about Bristol in the social events area. And I can't be bothered typing it out all over again

    Go read it in there!!

    Congrats on your own 3rd place though!

    Steve
    Thanks Steve. I don't look in the social events section much as the Scottish social scene sounds fantastic and makes me want to move from Brighton. That's not to say it's bad here but it doesn't get reported so eloquently on the Scottish Forum.

    And thank you Devissima. As it happens it looks like you wrote the roport just for me. And it was lovely

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    Hey, Divissima! It was nice to meet you - however briefly! Oh, and well done, Will!

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    Hi Lou
    Yes - great to meet you at last. I love your signature - did he not even ask before flinging you around like that!!??!

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    It's not that I didn't agree - it's just with John, you only get one way. :shrug: So I went with it.

    It wasn't quite what I'd hoped would happen in DWAS, however, it's the nature of the competition, and it was fun doing something I'd not tried before.

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    Originally posted by Lou
    Hey, Divissima! It was nice to meet you - however briefly! Oh, and well done, Will!
    Ta Very much Lou. I've resisted posting this morning as I was worried I might suddenly wake up and realise it had all been a dream. I did get clobbered in the head during our showcase which could have left me with halluscinations.

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    Originally posted by Will
    I did get clobbered in the head during our showcase which could have left me with halluscinations.
    He certainly did. Chicklet and I watched, and re-watched that about 10 times yesterday. Was the funniest thing. Definitely going to send that in to 'You've been framed'

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    Ah - But this time it was NOT my fault. My head was there first.

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    Originally posted by Will
    Ah - But this time it was NOT my fault. My head was there first.
    You mean you didn't forget it???!!! (your head, that is )


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    Originally posted by LilyB
    You mean you didn't forget it???!!! (your head, that is )


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    Nope. And he even remembered his other prop this time in the showcase.

    If I'd have been Kate, I think that given his track record, I wouldn't have planned a showcase with any props for him to remember.....

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    Hasn't Will suffered enough? After that blow to the head, it's a wonder he didn't throw Kate through the (low) partition ceiling.

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    Originally posted by Divissima
    Hasn't Will suffered enough?
    Don't be silly....

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    It's nothing compared to what happened during practice. One time during the "helicopter", she didn't get her leg high enough to clear my head and instead executed a perfect "Round-House Kick". I nearly had to wear a neck brace after that.

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    And you probably think that it was an accident Will?

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    Originally posted by Will
    she didn't get her leg high enough to clear my head and instead executed a perfect "Round-House Kick". I nearly had to wear a neck brace after that.
    Let me rephrase that on Kate's behalf. Will did not lift Kate up high enough, and as a result Kate caught Will's head.

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    Originally posted by DavidB
    Let me rephrase that on Kate's behalf. Will did not lift Kate up high enough, and as a result Kate caught Will's head.
    Ditto!

    Always remember, if a move doesn't work - it's the man's fault!!!

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