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1988 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 10, 1988

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton

Adjudicator(s):
David Read, Philip Jones & William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Rigid Container Group GUSB. Tovey19195
2Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes13194
3Williams Fairey EngineeringR. Newsome4193
4Leyland DAFR. Evans1192
5Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell16191
6Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)R. Farr14190
7Grimethorpe CollieryF. Renton12-
8CWS (Glasgow)H. Snell20-
-Besses o' th' BarnS. Blair10-
-British Aerospace WingatesG. Brand15-
-CoryA. Kenney17-
-Desford Colliery DowtyE. Crees6-
-Ever ReadyR. Payne8-
-IMI Yorkshire ImperialJ. Scott7-
-Kennedy's Swinton ConcertD. King9-
-Brighouse & RastrickD. Broadbent2-
-Lewington YamahaD. James5-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)G. Cutt3-
-Sellers College BrassP. McCann18-
-Sun LifeP. Cosh11-

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,500 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,000 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £500 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £400
6th: £300

The prize money was donated by British Coal.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Derek Broadbent.

Lewington Yamaha, Cory and Besses o' th' Barn were relegated. 



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.


David Barringer

BMus(Homs)
Conductor and Adjudicator


               

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