Revised Odds for World’s
Our expert committee of world pipe band insiders has adjusted its odds on bands winning the World Pipe Band Championship on August 10 in Glasgow to reflect results from weekend competitions.
Odds are based on 2002 performances and results, and take into consideration the patterns and connections of the judges for the Grade 1 final at the World’s.
Field Marshal Montgomery is still at even money to win the event.
Changed odds are shown in bold, with original numbers shown in parentheses.
Said one panelist, “This year I see only three bands having a realistic shot at taking home the prize, which is generally the case. Although you never know – SFU didn’t even make the prize list at the ’94 World’s, then came back to win in ’95.”
Another panellist commented that, “The 78th Frasers will be disappointed not to win at Dundonald. That could hurt their psyche, and at the same time it could be a big boost to the Strathclyde Police.”
“The funny thing,” said another oddsmaker, “is that the 78th Frasers could well have won at Maxville this weekend, because SFU did not play particularly well in the heat that they clearly weren’t used to. Think what a lift beating the World Champions might have given them.”
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