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2013 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Arabian Nights - Fantasy on Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade for Brass Band (Stephen Roberts)

Adjudicator(s):
David Read MBE, Stephen Roberts, Rob Wiffin OBE

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Tredegar Ian Porthouse 8 -
2 Cory Philip Harper 16 -
3 Co-operative Funeralcare Allan Ramsay 14 -
4 Foden's Allan Withington 13 -
5 Fairey Garry Cutt 15 -
6 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 4 -
7 Kirkintilloch David Roberts 10 -
8 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Phillip McCann 9 -
9 Brighouse & Rastrick Prof. David King 5 -
10 Grimethorpe Colliery Luc Vertommen 2 -
11 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 17 -
12 Hepworth Michael Fowles 3 -
13 Milnrow Mareika Gray 7 -
14 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman 11 -
15 Leyland Michael Bach 6 -
16 Reg Vardy Russell Gray 12 -
17 Seindorf Beaumaris Gwyn M Evans 1 -

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 Phillip McCann.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Chris Jeans.

The winning conductor, Ian Porthouse was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Dewi Griffiths, Principal Cornet, Tredegar, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Ian Roberts, Tredegar plus £100.
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy for Best Euphonium: Daniel Thomas, Tredegar plus £100.

Relegated Bands: Reg Vardy, Seindorf Beaumaris  



Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford


St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


               

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