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1996 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1996

Venue:
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
The Severn Suite, Sir Edward Elgar, arr. Bram Gray

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, James Scott, John Wallace

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1MarpleG. Cutt22196
2TredegarN. Childs9194
3BNFL LeylandR. Evans13193
4Williams FaireyJ. Gourlay10192
5Britannia Building Society FodensP. McCann3190
6Yorkshire Building SocietyD. King19189
7Grimethorpe CollieryP. Parkes20-
8CWS GlasgowH. Snell15-
9WingatesG. Whitham8-
10StocksbridgeR. Newsome21-
11Sellers EngineeringA. Morrison2-
12Sun LifeS. Sykes12-
13Besses o' th' BarnD. Broadbent14-
14Black DykeJ. Watson1-
15Desford CollieryF. Renton16-
16Rigid Containers GUSJ. Berryman5-
17WhitburnC. Houlding7-
18Polypipe RossingtonJ. Hudson11-
19CoryM. White6-
20Brighouse and RastrickA. Withington18-
21William Davis ConstructionJ. Hudson17-
22Yorkshire ImperialA. Exley4-

Prizes:

1st: £2,500 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 James Watson.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Leighton Rich.

The winning conductor, Garry Cutt received the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Solist, Hele Fox, solo cornet, Marple, received the Stanley Wainwright Trophy plus £100.

The winning conductor, Garry Cutt was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

Points were only awarded to the top six placed bands. The remaining bands were placed in order of merit.

Yorkshire Imperial and William Davis Construction were relegated. 



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