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1985 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1985

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
Gordon Langford, William Relton & Peter Wilson

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes19195
2British Aerospace WingatesJ. Scott22194
3Foden OTSH. Snell20193
4Leyland VehiclesR. Evans11192
5Fairey EngineeringH. Williams12190
6Grimethorpe CollieryG. Brand9190
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome8-
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Watson2-
-Brodsworth CollieryI. Craddock14-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryK. Bolton13-
-City of ManchesterD. Garside4-
-CoryA. Kenney1-
-Desford Colliery DowtyH. Snell16-
-Ever Ready (GB)E. Cunningham18-
-GUSK. Wilkinson17-
-Jaguar Cars (Coventry)S. Shimwell7-
-Jones & CrosslandS. Roberts15-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)T. Walmsley21-
-Sun Life (Stanshawe)B. Pope3-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman5-
-WoodfallsW. Garner10-
-Yorkshire ImperialJ. Pryce Jones6-

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £600 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £400
5th: £300
6th: £200

The Iles Medal was awarded to Dennis Masters.

Jones and Crossland, City of Manchester, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery and Brodsworth Colliery were not invited to the 1986 contest. 



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.


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor


               

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