So my tip failed miserably but i was tipping with my heart. From this link you can find the full result and see the Willebroek won. Again - the second year running.
From the live result service of 4BarsRest i understood that the playing from all the bands was exceptional. I’ve also spoken to some bandsmen in the Gothenburg band and know that they was very pleased with their playing. How the judges missed that i don’t know - but you never do.
I still think GBB made and excellent job and really went out with a bang. This is the last we will ever hear from GBB. What a way to end an era of high level brass band playing - a tour (playing with Black Dyke) a CD recording (I’m looking forward to it) and then the Europeans.