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1999 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 11, 1999

Venue:
Birmingham Symphony Hall

Test piece:
...Dove Descending (Philip Wilby)

Adjudicator(s):
Michael Ball, David Read, Ken Smith

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire Building SocietyDavid King16-
2Black DykeJames Watson22-
3Williams FaireyJames Gourlay12-
4Brighouse & RastrickAllan Withington14-
5Fodens CourtoisNicholas Childs4-
6Buy As You View CoryJeremy Wise10-
7TredegarJames Scott20-
8JJB Sports LeylandRichard Evans17-
9CWS GlasgowHoward Snell9-
10GUSMelvin White23-
11WhitburnPhilip McCann18-
12MarpleGarry Cutt15-
13Desford CollieryRoy Newsome3-
14Carlton Main FrickleyJohn Hinckley11-
15DUT RothwellTomas Wyss1-
16BTPhilip Bailey6-
17Sellers InternationalMajor Peter Parkes21-
18Grimethorpe CollieryAndreas Sporri7-
19FlowersBryan Hurdley19-
20NSK-RHP RansomeBrian Grant8-
21Besses o' th' BarnGareth Pritchard13-
22Rolls Royce (Coventry)Dave Lea5-
23WingatesJim Davies2-

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 David King.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Lynda Nicholson.

The winning conductor, David King was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Robert Childs, Euphonium, Black Dyke Mills, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus '100.

No points were awarded.

Wingates 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 W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


               

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