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2007 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 15, 2007

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Visions of Gerontius (Kenneth Downie)

Adjudicator(s):
Steven Mead, William Relton and Geoffrey Whitham

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Cory Dr. Robert Childs 16 -
2 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 15 -
3 Foden's Richardson Garry Cutt 3 -
4 Desford Colliery Frans Violet 10 -
5 Grimethorpe Colliery Allan Withington 4 -
6 Whitburn Andrew Duncan 17 -
7 Fairey Band Philip Chalk 12 -
8 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Mark Bentham 13 -
9 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 1 -
10 YBS Band Richard Evans 18 -
11 Brighouse & Rastrick Alan Morrison 7 -
12 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Russell Gray 11 -
13 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 6 -
14 Scottish Co-op Allan Ramsay 5 -
15 Aveley & Newham Nigel Taken 9 -
16 Sellers International Phillip McCann 14 -
17 PolySteel Philip Harper 8 -
18 Kirkintilloch Nigel Boddice MBE 2 -

Prizes:

1st: £3,000 plus the British Open Challenge Trophy and the Belle Vue Challenge Cup.
2nd: £2,000 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,500 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £1,000 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £500 plus the John Gladney Trophy.
6th: £400 plus the William Rimmer Trophy.

The Iles Medal was awarded to both Dr Robert and Dr Nicholas Childs.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Gary Walzack.

The winning conductor, Dr Robert Childs was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Richard Marshall, solo cornet, Black Dyke, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Peter Roberts, Black Dyke

Relegated Bands: Aveley and Newham, Reg Vardy
 



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Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


               

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