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2003 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 13, 2003

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
The Planets Suite [Venus & Jupiter], (Holst arr. Stephen Roberts)

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Stephen Roberts, Philip Sparke

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire Building SocietyProf. David King10-
2WhitburnAndrew Duncan8-
3Black DykeDr. Nicholas Childs11-
4Fairey FP (Music)Allan Withington9-
5Brighouse & RastrickIan McElligott17-
6Buy As You View CoryDr. Robert Childs13-
7Foden's RichardsonThomas Wyss3-
8Ever ReadyRay Farr4-
9TredegarRussell Gray18-
10Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart TravelDavid Evans7-
11KirkintillochFrank Renton16-
12Besses o' th' BarnSteven Sykes6-
13Scottish Co-opJames Scott12-
14LeylandPeter Bassano5-
15Travelsphere HolidaysMajor Peter Parkes1-
16Illinois Brass (USA)Peter Lipari15-
17Cwmaman Institute Silver (Tower Colliery)John Hudson2-
18Carlton Main Frickley CollieryWilliam Rushworth14-

No points were awarded
Only two movements, Venus and Jupiter from the Suite were used for the contest.

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 Bramwell Tovey.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Phillip McCann.

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

The Best Soloist, Gordon Jenkins, Soprano, Whitburn, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Illinois Brass were invited to take part at the contest in place of Grimethorpe Colliery who were unable to compete.

Travelsphere Holidays, Leyland and Besses o' th' Barn were relegated. 



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