The local association for Brass Bands in the Southern Counties of England

a) IMPORTANT: For any one contest, a Championship or 1st section band may borrow (day transfer) up to 4 players and a 2nd or 3rd section band may borrow up to 6 players.

Unattached or Non-registered players will NOT be permitted.

b) Any player may play with two (2) different bands at any one contest. Every player must be registered with a band no later than the Friday, 9 days before the contest (in accordance with the scaba Contesting Rules).

c) A Player on Day Transfer for a Contest may play for:

  1. The band with which he/she is registered and one other band which has applied for the day transfer and has completed the appropriate form to the satisfaction of the contest promoter, subject to these rules.
    OR
  2. Up to TWO bands which have applied for the day transfer and have completed the appropriate forms to the satisfaction of the contest promoter, subject to these rules.

d) Championship Section
Borrowed players competing in the Championship section must be registered with bands graded by scaba in either the same section or sections lower than the borrowing band.

e) First Section
Borrowed players competing in the 1st section must be registered with bands graded by scaba in either the same section or sections lower than the borrowing band;
or, of the four permitted borrowed players, up to two may be from one section higher.

f) Second and Third Sections
Borrowed players competing in the 2nd and 3rd sections must be registered with bands graded by scaba in either the same section or sections lower than the borrowing band;
or, of the six permitted borrowed players, up to three may be from one section higher.

g) Players borrowed under the Day Transfer rule may not play solos or occupy principal positions unless previously agreed by the scaba Contest Manager and Secretary.

Borrowed players will not be eligible for any individual soloist or instrumentalist prizes.

h) The inclusion of borrowed players will be permitted up to and including the day of the contest.

i) The Day Transfer Rules do not eliminate the option of borrowing a player due to illness on the day of the contest as defined in scaba contesting rules.

N.B. It is the responsibility of the Secretary of the borrowing band to ensure that the registration card of any player on a day transfer is valid and produced at registration or when requested by the contest organisers.

The interpretation of the above rules rests with scaba

  • Rules updated January 2017

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