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Old 03-11-2020, 06:51 AM   #12
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Default Re: Pipe Band Numbers in Competition

Originally Posted by EquusRacer View Post
BCPA sent letters out to bands in certain grades that had not been placing, suggesting that they drop down a grade.
If by "placing" is meant 1st, 2nd, or 3rd it follows that a band would be required to be among the top three of its Grade or be demoted.

That is, if the Grade has the usual thing of some bands being at the top of the Grade and regularly placing.

I suppose there could be a Grade where all the bands are the same level and trade places at each competition. Other than that, you will always have bands that are regularly out of the top three.
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