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1998 British Open Championships

Date:
Sunday, September 6, 1998

Venue:
Birmingham Symphony Hall

Test piece:
Diversions on a Bass Theme (George Lloyd)

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, John Iveson, William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Williams FaireyJames Gourlay16198
2Fodens CourtoisNicholas Childs18197
3Brighouse & RastrickAllan Withington15196
4Grimethorpe CollieryMajor Peter Parkes17195
5MarpleGarry Cutt4194
6JJB Sports LeylandRichard Evans5193
7TredegarJames Scott11-
8Black DykeJames Watson7-
9BTGrham O'Conner10-
10Yorkshire Building SocietyDavid King8-
11NSK-RHP RansomeBrian Grant21-
12CWS GlasgowHoward Snell20-
13Just Rentals CoryJeremy Wise19-
14FlowersBryan Hurdley12-
15WingatesChris Wormald9-
16Desford CollieryFrank Renton2-
17Besses o' th' BarnDerek Broadbent13-
18Sellers InternationalAlan Morrison14-
19RothwellSimon Wood6-
20WhitburnArchie Hutchinson3-
21GUSMelvin White1-

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 Edward Gregson.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Christopher Wormald.

The winning conductor, James Gourlay was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Martin Irwin, Soprano, Brighouse & Rastrick, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus '100.

Points were only awarded to the top six placed bands.

No bands were relegated. 



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


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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.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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