**Black Dyke**

**Conductor: **Dr Nicholas Childs

**4BR Ranking:** 2

**2014 Qualification:** 4th place at Yorkshire Regional Championship (Dr. Nicholas Childs)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Richard Marshall

Principal Euphonium: Gary Curtin

Soprano: Benjamin Richeton

Solo Trombone: Stephen Sykes

Solo Horn: Jonathan Bates

Flugel: Zoe Hancock

Baritone: Katrina Marzella

Eb Tuba: Ben Dixon

Bb Tuba: Matt Routley

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: 4th (Yorkshire)

European Championship: 3rd

British Open: Winners

**Appearances:** 80th time

**Debut: **1900

**Best Result: **22 wins

**Last Year:** Did not qualify

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: DNQ

2102: 9th (Nicholas Childs) (14)

2011: DNQ

2010: 8th (Nicholas Childs) (18)

2009: Winners (Nicholas Childs) (5)

2008: Winners (Nicholas Childs) (11)

2007: 4th (Nicholas Childs) (13)

2006: 2nd (Nicholas Childs) (8)

2005: 2nd (Nicholas Childs) (17)

2004: Winners (Nicholas Childs) (11)

2003: 4th (Nicholas Childs) (3)

2002: 3rd (Nicholas Childs) (4)

2001: Winners (Nicholas Childs) (12)

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 22 times - 1902, 1928, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1959, 1961, 1967, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009

Second: 18 times - 1900, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1932, 1936, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2006

Third: 11 times - 1903, 1913, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1952, 1960, 1973, 1974, 1996, 2002

Fourth: 5 times - 1912, 1921, 1934, 2003, 2007

Fifth: 3 times - 1908, 1955, 1998

Sixth: 4 times - 1904, 1926, 1956, 1984

Unplaced: 16 times - 1909 (N/K), 1920 (N/K), 1922 (N/K), 1925 (N/K), 1927 (N/K), 1929 (N/K), 1931 (N/K), 1933 (N/K), 1945 (N/K), 1953 (N/K), 1958 (N/K), 1962 (8th), 1965 (N/K), 1990 (7th), 2010 (8th), 2012 (9th)

**Brighouse & Rastrick**

**Conductor: **Professor David King

**4BR Ranking:** 7

**2014 Qualification:** Winners of Yorkshire Regional Championship (David King) (pre-qualified)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Stuart Lingard

Principal Euphonium: David Thornton

Soprano: Andrew Bannister

Solo Trombone: Ryan Watkins

Solo Horn: Sheona White

Flugel: Lucy Cutt

Baritone: Ciaran Young

Eb Tuba: Staale Sleire Johansen

Bb Tuba: Andrew Cattanach

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: Winners (Yorkshire)

British Open: 7th

**Appearances: **63rd time

**Debut**: 1913

**Best Result:** 9 wins

**Last Year:** 4th (David King)

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 4th (David King) (1)

2012: 2nd (David King) (11)

2011: Winners (David King) (16)

2010: Winners (David King) (15)

2009: DNQ

2008: DNQ

2007: 6th (Alan Morrison) (20)

2006: DNQ

2005: 6th (James Gourlay (18)

2004: 14th (James Gourlay) (8)

2003: 6th (Ian McElligott) (17)

2002: 5th (Ian McElligott) (1)

2001: 11th (Allan Withington) (4)

2000: 4th (Allan Withington) (18)

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 9 times - 1946, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1997, 1998, 2010, 2011

Second: 5 times - 1963, 1967, 1981, 1999, 2012

Third: 3 times - 1948, 1951, 1975

Fourth: 7 times - 1945, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1995, 2000, 2013

Fifth: 7 times - 1913, 1950, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1992, 2002

Sixth: 5 times - 1962, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007

Unplaced: 25 times - 1929 (N/K), 1930 (N/K), 1931 (N/K), 1932 (N/K), 1933 (N/K), 1934 (N/K), 1935 (N/K), 1936 (N/K), 1937 (N/K), 1947 (N/K), 1952 (N/K), 1953 (N/K), 1957 (N/K), 1958 (N/K), 1960 (N/K), 1961 (N/K), 1966 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1976 (7th), 1977 (14th), 1982 (9th), 1986 (=14th), 1988 (7th), 1989 (15th), 2001 (11th), 2004 (14th)

**Burry Port Town**

**Conductor:** Michael Thorne

**4BR Ranking: **29

**2014 Qualification:** 3rd place at Welsh Regional Championship (Nigel Seaman)

**Principal Players:**

Principal Cornet: Chris Jenkins

Principal Euphonium: Chris Smith

Soprano: Jayne Thomas

Solo Trombone: Nils Richards

Solo Horn: Keith Curtis

Flugel: Jayne Stredwick

Baritone: Ceri John

Eb Tuba: Gareth John

Bb Tuba: Ceri Parry Morgan

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: 3rd (Wales)

Grand Shield 12th

SEWBBA (Merthyr): Winners

Welsh National Eisteddfod: Winners

West Wales BBA: Winners

**Appearances:** 3rd time

**Debut: **2003

**Best Result:** 18th

**Last Year:** DNQ

**Last 14 years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: DNQ

2012: DNQ

2011: DNQ

2010: DNQ

2009: DNQ

2008: DNQ

2007: DNQ

2006: 20th (Michael Thorne (5)

2005: DNQ

2004: DNQ

2003: 18th (David Evans) (14)

2002: DNQ

2001: DNQ

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Unplaced: 2 times - 2003 (18th), 2006 (20th)

**Carlton Main Frickley Colliery **

**Conductor:** Phillip McCann

**4BR Ranking: ** 13

**2014 Qualification: **3rd place at Yorkshire Regional Championship (Phillip McCann) (pre-qualified)

**Principal Players:**

Principal Cornet: Kirsty Abbotts

Principal Euphonium: Toni Durrant

Soprano: Connor Lennon

Solo Horn: Jessica Martin

Flugel: Anna Spedding

Solo Trombone: Phil Guy

Baritone: Hannah Platt

Eb Tuba: Simon Hooley

Bb Tuba: Roy Batty

**2014 Form: **

Butlins Mineworkers: 5th

Regionals: 3rd (Yorkshire)

British Open: 16th

**Appearances:** 23rd time

**Debut: **1925

**Best Result:** 2nd in 1959 & 1960

**Last Year: **3rd

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 3rd (Phillip McCann) (7)

2012: DNQ

2011: 6th (Phillip McCann) (17)

2010: 10th (Phillip McCann) (1)

2009: 6th (Russell Gray) (11)

2008: 4th (Russell Gray) (20)

2007: DNQ

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: DNQ

2003: DNQ

2002: DNQ

2001: DNQ

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Second: 2 times - 1959, 1960

Third: 3 times - 1927, 1957, 2013

Fourth: 3 times - 1925, 1979, 2008

Sixth: 2 times – 2009, 2011

Unplaced: 12 times – 1928 (N/K), 1929 (N/K), 1930 (N/K), 1952 (N/K) 1958 (N/K), 1971 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1978 (N/K), 1982 (N/K), 1983 (N/K), 1999 (17th), 2010 (10th)

**Co-operative Funeralcare Band**

**Conductor:** Allan Ramsay

**4BR Ranking:** 10

**2014 Qualification:** Winners of Scottish Championship (Allan Ramsay)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Jim Hayes

Principal Euphonium: Glenn Van Looy

Soprano: Caroline Tennant

Solo Trombone: Paul Kiernan

Solo Horn: Chris Davies

Flugel: Andrea Casey

Baritone: Chris Shanks

Eb Tuba: Ross Knight

Bb Tuba: Andy Smith

**2014 Form: **

Regionals: Winners (Scotland)

West Lothian Festival: Winners

Land O' Burns: 2nd

British Open: 15th

**Appearances:** 43rd time

**Debut: **1929

**Best Result:** 2 wins

**Last Year:** DNQ

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: DNQ

2012: 6th (Allan Ramsay) (19)

2011: 10th (Nicholas Childs) (3)

2010: 20th (Michael Fowles) (7)

2009: 9th (Michael Fowles) (1)

2008: DNQ

2007: DNQ

2006: 10th (Allan Ramsay) (12)

2005: DNQ

2004: 17th (Ian McElligott) 14)

2003: 9th (James Scott) (8)

2002: DNQ

2001: 10th (James Gourlay) (15)

2000: 6th (Nicholas Childs) (1)

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 2 times - 1990, 1996

Second: 4 times - 1929, 1933, 1934, 1958

Fourth: 1 time - 1992

Fifth: 1 time - 1960

Sixth: 6 times - 1930, 1937, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2012

Unplaced: 28 times - 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1945, 1948, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1979 (16th=), 1985 (10th), 1988 (11th), 1989 (10th), 1991 (12th), 1997 (11th), 1998 (7th), 2001 (10th), 2003 (9th), 2004 (17th), 2006 (10th), 2009 (9th), 2010 (20th), 2011 (10th)

**Cory**

**Conductor:** Philip Harper

**4BR Ranking:** 1

**2014 Qualification: **Winners of Welsh Regional Championship (Philip Harper) (pre-qualified)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Tom Hutchinson

Principal Euphonium: Martyn Patterson

Soprano: Steve Stewart

Solo Trombone: Chris Thomas

Solo Horn: Owen Farr

Flugel: Richard Davies

Baritone: Stephen Kane

Eb Tuba: Simon Howell

Bb Tuba: Rob Nicholson

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: Winners (Wales)

European Championship: 5th

British Open: 2nd

**Appearances:** 53rd time

**Debut:** 1924

**Best Result:** 6 Wins

**Last Year:** Winners

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: Winners (Philip Harper) (13)

2012: 3rd (Philip Harper) (6)

2011: 3rd (Robert Childs) (12)

2010: 2nd (Robert Childs) (10)

2009: 3rd (Robert Childs) (6)

2008: 3rd (Robert Childs) (14)

2007: 3rd (Robert Childs) (11)

2006: 4th (Robert Childs) (7)

2005: 3rd (Robert Childs) (6)

2004: 4th (Robert Childs) (20)

2003: 3rd (Robert Childs) (12)

2002: 2nd (Robert Childs) (9)

2001: 5th (Robert Childs) (13)

2000: Winners (Robert Childs) (12)

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 6 times - 1974, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2000, 2013

Second: 4 times - 1948, 1979, 2002, 2010

Third: 8 times - 1971, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Fourth: 2 times - 2004, 2006

Fifth: 3 times - 1972, 1986, 2001

Sixth: 6 times - 1949, 1952, 1967, 1976, 1997, 1998

Unplaced: 23 times - 1924 (N/K), 1945 (N/K), 1950 (N/K), 1951 (N/K), 1956 (N/K), 1959 (N/K), 1960 (N/K), 1961 (N/K), 1962 (N/K), 1963 (N/K), 1964 (N/K), 1965 (N/K), 1966 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1975 (11th), 1977 (17th), 1978 (=7th), 1980 (6th), 1981 (=13th), 1988 (18th), 1992 (9th), 1994 (14th)

**Desford Colliery**

**Conductor:** Tom Davoren

**4BR Ranking:** 15

**2014 Qualification: **2nd at Midlands Regional Championship (Russell Gray)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Gary Wyatt

Principal Euphonium: Michael Howley

Soprano: Richard Evans

Solo Horn: George Thackray

Flugel: Brian Winter

Solo Trombone: Jonathan Pippen

Baritone: Kate Williams

Eb Tuba: Jon Truscott

Bb Tuba: Phillip Blake-Convey

**2014 Form: **

Butlins Mineworkers: 2nd

Regionals: 2nd (Midlands)

British Open: 5th

**Appearances:** 27th time

**Debut: **1976

**Best Result: **4 wins

**Last Year: **Did not qualify

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: DNQ*

2012: 12th (Martin Winter (2)

2011: DNQ

2010: 14th (Garry Cutt) (8)

2009: 16th (James Gourlay) (7)

2008: 19th (Nigel Seaman) (19)

2007: 10th (Nigel Seaman) (4)

2006: DNQ

2005: 9th (Nigel Seaman) (15)

2004: DNQ

2003: 10th (Major Peter Parkes) (6)

2002: 8th (Major Peter Parkes) (13)

2001: DNQ

2000: 11th (Major Peter Parkes) (11)

* Did not enter Regional contest

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 4 times - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Second: 2 times - 1985, 1992

Third: 1 time - 1995

Unplaced: 19 times - 1976 (9th), 1977 (10th), 1979 (13th), 1980 (7th), 1982 (7th), 1984 (7th), 1986 (11th), 1993 (21st), 1996 (10th), 1998 (15th), 2000 (11th), 2002 (8th), 2003 (10th), 2005 (9th), 2007 (10th), 2008 (19th), 2009 (16th), 2010 (14th), 2012 (12th)

**East Yorkshire Motor Services **

**Conductor:** Alan Morrison

**4BR Ranking:** 33

**2014 Qualification: **2nd at North of England Championships (Alan Morrison)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Neil Day

Principal Euphonium: Neil Johnson

Soprano: Lars Krum

Solo Horn: Gary Oglesby

Flugel: Kathy Newiss

Solo Trombone: Mark Unsworth

Baritone: Bob Morton

Eb Tuba: David Fox

Bb Tuba: Mark Wilkinson

**2014 Form:**

Butlins: 3rd

Regionals: 2nd (North of England)

Grand Shield: 8th

**Appearances:** 13th time

**Debut: **1996

**Best Result: **8th

**Last Year: **Did not qualify

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: DNQ

2012: DNQ

2011: 17th (Alan Morrison) (6)

2010: DNQ

2009: 20th (Jason Katsikaris) (15)

2008: 9th (Frans Violet) (9)

2007: 12th (Jim Davies) (2)

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: 20th (Gareth Pritchard) (17)

2003: 14th (Gareth Pritchard) (13)

2002: 20th (Gareth Pritchard) (3)

2001: 14th (Gareth Pritchard) (10)

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Unplaced: 12 times - 1996 (8th), 1997 (13th), 1998 (10th), 1999 (15th), 2001 (14th), 2002 (20th), 2003 (14th), 2004 (20th), 2007 (12th), 2008 (9th), 2009 (20th), 2011 (17th)

**Fairey Band**

**Conductor:** Garry Cutt

**4BR Ranking: **11

**2014 Qualification:** Winners of North West Regional Championship (Garry Cutt)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Paul Hughes

Principal Euphonium: Jim Fieldhouse

Soprano: Jon Probert

Solo Trombone: Rebecca Lundberg

Solo Horn: Paul Bennett

Flugel: Mike Eccles

Baritone: Rob Richardson

Eb Tuba: Gavin Saynor

Bb Tuba: Chris Hardy

**2014 Form: **

Regionals: Winners (North West)

British Open: 9th

**Appearances:** 50th time

**Debut: **1945

**Best Result:** 9 wins

**Last Year:** Did not qualify

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: DNQ

2012: 5th (Russell Gray (5)

2011: 2nd (Russell Gray) (7)

2010: 3rd (Russell Gray) (6)

2009: 11th (Philip Chalk) (13)

2008: 5th (Philip Chalk) (5)

2007: DNQ

2006: 7th (Simon Stonehouse) (6)

2005: 8th (Simon Stonehouse) (9)

2004: 10th (David Evans) (19)

2003: Winners (Allan Withington) (19)

2002: Winners (Allan Withington) (14)

2001: 4th (Howard Snell) (2)

2000: 8th (James Gourlay) (9)

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 9 times - 1945, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1965, 1986, 1993, 2002, 2003

Second: 5 times - 1946, 1947, 1994, 1997, 2011

Third: 6 times - 1966, 1978, 1980, 1992, 1998, 2010

Fourth: 4 times - 1984, 1987, 1996, 2001

Fifth: 6 times - 1962, 1975, 1988, 1999, 2008, 2012

Sixth: 6 times - 1953, 1958, 1959, 1982, 1990, 1991

Unplaced: 13 times - 1948 (N/K), 1955 (N/K), 1957 (N/K), 1963 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1979 (15th), 1983 (8th), 1995 (8th), 2000 (8th), 2004 (10th), 2005 (8th), 2006 (7th), 2009 (11th)

**Flowers**

**Conductor:** Paul Holland

**4BR Ranking:** 6

**2014 Qualification:** Winners of the West of England Regional Championship (Paul Holland)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Andrew Smith

Principal Euphonium: David Childs

Soprano: Paul Richards

Solo Trombone: Rob Marsh

Solo Horn: Rosie Hughes

Flugel: Will Norman

Baritone: Ben Stratford

Eb Tuba: Carlton Sykes

Bb Tuba: John Gillam

**2014 Form:**

Butlins Mineworkers: Winners

Yeovil: Winners

Regionals: Winners (West of England)

Grand Shield: Winners

British Open: 3rd

**Appearances: **15th time

**Debut: **1991

**Best Result: **7th

**Last Year: **10th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 10th (Paul Holland) (9)

2012: 8th (Paul Holland) (12)

2011: 8th (Paul Holland) (13)

2010: 13th (Paul Holland) (13)

2009: 7th (Paul Holland) (14)

2008: DNQ

2007: 11th (Philip Harper)

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: DNQ

2003: 16th (Philip Harper) (4)

2002: DNQ

2001: 9th (Philip Harper) (11)

2000: 16th (Richard Evans) (4)

**Overall Record:**

Unplaced: 14 times - 1991 (13th), 1994 (11th), 1995 (14th), 1997 (10th), 1999 (14th), 2000 (16th), 2001 (9th), 2003 (16th), 2007 (11th), 2009 (7th), 2010 (13th), 2011 (8th), 2012 (8th), 2013 (10th)

**Foden's**

**Conductor:** Allan Withington

**4BR Ranking:** 4

**2014 Qualification:** 2nd place at the North West Regional Championship (Allan Withington)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Mark Wilkinson

Principal Euphonium: Glyn Williams

Soprano: Richard Poole

Solo Horn: Daniel Powell

Flugel: Helen Williams

Solo Trombone: John Barber

Baritone: Sarah Lenton

Eb Tuba: Stewart Baglin

Bb Tuba: David McGlynn

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: 2nd (North West)

British Open: 4th

**Appearances:** 65th time

**Debut: **1909

**Best Result: **13 wins

**Last Year:** 11th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 11th (Allan Withington) (17)

2012: Winners (Allan Withington) (17)

2011: 7th (Allan Withington) (20)

2010: 9th (Allan Withington) (11)

2009: 2nd (Garry Cutt) (9)

2008: 2nd (Garry Cutt) (6)

2007: 2nd (Garry Cutt) (6)

2006: 5th (Garry Cutt) (15)

2005: DNQ

2004: DNQ

2003: 5th (Thomas Wyss) (2)

2002: 4th (Bramwell Tovey) (20)

2001: 2nd (Bramwell Tovey) (20)

2000: 3rd (Bramwell Tovey) (15)

**Overall Record:**

Wins: 13 times - 1910, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1950, 1953, 1958, 1999, 2012

Second: 13 times - 1909, 1911, 1921, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1988, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009

Third: 7 times - 1912, 1923, 1947, 1954, 1959, 1997, 2000

Fourth: 5 times - 1928, 1957, 1989, 1998, 2002

Fifth: 6 times - 1922, 1956, 1978, 1983, 1985, 2006

Sixth: 3 times - 1925, 1931, 1961

Unplaced: 17 times - 1913, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1955, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1972, 1976 (13th=), 1977 (15th) , 1980 (16th=), 1993 (11th), 2010 (9th), 2011 (7th), 2013 (11th)

**Friary Guildford
Conductor: **Chris King

**4BR Ranking:**59

**2014 Qualification:**2nd at London & Southern Counties Regional Championship (Chris King)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Richard Straker

Principal Euphonium: Chris Straker

Soprano: Simon Tong

Solo Horn: Nigel Stevens

Flugel: Lauren Straker

Solo Trombone: Ian Stewart

Baritone: Alex Stevens

Eb Tuba: Craig Rickards

Bb Tuba: Nigel Simmons

**2014 Form:**

Yeovil: 6th

Regionals: 2nd (London & Southern Counties)

Senior Trophy: Winners

scaba Entertainment: Winners

**Appearances: ** 2nd time

**Debut:** 2013

**Best Result: **17th

**Last Year: **17th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 17th (Chris King) (2)

2000- 2012: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Unplaced: 1 time - 2013 (17th)

**Grimethorpe Colliery **

**Conductor**: Dr Robert Childs

**4BR Ranking:** 9

**2014 Qualification:** 2nd at Yorkshire Regional Championship (Robert Childs)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Iain Culross

Principal Euphonium: Michael Dodd

Soprano: Kevin Crockford

Solo Trombone: Chris Gommersall

Solo Horn: Miles Davison

Flugel: David Moore

Baritone: Michael Cavanagh

Eb Tuba: Shaun Crowther

Bb Tuba: Simon Gresswell

**2014 Form Guide:**

Regionals: 2nd (Yorkshire)

British Open: 8th

**Appearances:** 31st time

**Debut:** 1962

**Best Result: **4 wins

**Last Year:** 5th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 5th (Robert Childs) (19)

2012: DNQ

2011: DNQ

2010: DNQ

2009: DNQ

2008: 7th (Allan Withington) (1)

2007: Winners (Allan Withington) (18)

2006: Winners (Allan Withington) (16)

2005: 4th (Allan Withington) (20)

2004: DNQ

2003: DNQ

2002: 7th (James Gourlay) (11)

2001: DNQ

2000: 10th (Garry Cutt) (2)

**Overall Record: **

Wins: 4 times - 1970, 1992, 2006, 2007

Second place: 3 times - 1974, 1977, 1996

Third place: 3 times - 1972, 1978, 1991

Fourth place: 7 times - 1962, 1967, 1969, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2005

Fifth place: 2 times - 1976, 2013

Sixth place: 1 time – 1964

Unplaced: 10 times – 1963 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1981 (=10th), 1984 (10th), 1989 (9th), 1997 (7th), 2000 (10th), 2002 (7th), 2008 (7th)

**Reg Vardy
Conductor:** Russell Gray

**4BR Ranking:**22

**2014 Qualification:**Winners of North of England Regional Championship (Russell Gray)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Philip Tait

Principal Euphonium: Birthe Carlsen

Soprano: Tom Glendinning

Solo Horn: Steve Hardy

Flugel: Steve King

Solo Trombone: Andrew Enzor

Baritone: Fiona Casewell

Eb Tuba: Joseph Cook

Bb Tuba: Colin Dixon

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: Winners (North of England)

Grand Shield: 4th

Wainstones Cup: Winners

**Appearances:** 46th time

**Debut: **1963 as Craghead Colliery, 1969 as Ever Ready, 2004 as Reg Vardy

**Best Result: **3rd

**Last Year:** 8th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 8th (Russell Gray) (4)

2012: DNQ

2011: 13th (Ray Farr) (19)

2010: 15th (Ray Farr) (17)

2009: 5th (Stephen Roberts) (3)

2008: 11th (Allan Ramsay) (17)

2007: 19th (Ray Farr) (7)

2006: 16th (Ray Farr) (10)

2005: 10th (Ray Farr) (8)

2004: 3rd (Ray Farr) (18)

2003: 12th (Ray Farr) (15)

2002: 9th (Ray Farr) (8)

2001: DNQ

2000: 13th (Stephen Roberts) (3)

**Overall Record:**

Third: 1 time - 2004

Fourth: 1 time - 1976

Fifth: 3 times - 1982, 1997, 2009

Sixth: 3 times -1970, 1973, 1988

Unplaced: 37 times – 1963 (N/K), 1964 (N/K), 1965 (N/K), 1966 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1969 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1974 (=11th), 1975 (7th), 1977 (7th), 1978 (9th), 1979 (9th), 1980 (11th), 1981 (16th), 1984 (11th), 1985 (12th), 1986 (12th), 1987 (13th), 1989 (17th), 1990 (14th), 1991 (8th), 1992 (16th), 1993 (17th), 1994 (16th), 1995 (19th), 1999 (19th), 2000 (13th), 2002 (9th), 2003 (12th), 2005 (10th), 2006 (16th), 2007 (19th), 2008 (11th), 2010 (15th), 2011 (13th), 2013 (8th)

**Tongwynlais Temperance**

**Conductor:** Brett Baker

**4BR Ranking:** 16

**2014 Qualification:** 4th at Welsh Regional Championship (Steve Sykes)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Charlote Chambers

Principal Euphonium: Matt Rowe

Soprano Cornet: Lee Elliot

Solo Trombone: Jo Hirst

Solo Horn: Alyn James

Flugel: David James

Baritone: Georgie Evans

Eb Tuba: Jake Pritchard

Bb Tuba: Andrew Robins

**2014 Form:**

Welsh Open: Winners

Regionals: 4th (Wales)

Grand Shield: 5th

**Appearances:** 4th time

**Debut:** 2010

**Best Result: **4th

**Last Year:** 19th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 19th (Steve Sykes) (10)

2012: 4th (Steve Sykes) (18)

2011: DNQ

2010: 11th (Nigel Seaman) (2)

2009: DNQ

2008: DNQ

2007: DNQ

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: DNQ

2003: DNQ

2002: DNQ

2001: DNQ

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Fourth Place: 1 time - 2012

Unplaced: 2 times - 2011 (11th), 2013 (19th)

**Tredegar**

**Conductor:** Ian Porthouse

**4BR Ranking: **3

**2014 Qualification: **2nd at Welsh Regional Championship (Ian Porthouse) (pre-qualified)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Dewi Griffiths

Principal Euphonium: Matthew White

Soprano: Ian Roberts

Solo Trombone: Steve Turton

Solo Horn: Hannah Drage

Flugel: Danny Winder

Baritone: Jack Lapthorn

Eb Tuba: Michelle Hockings

Bb Tuba: Andy Russell

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: 2nd (Wales)

British Open: 10th

**Appearances:** 28th time

**Debut: **1964

**Best Result: **2nd

**Last Year: **2nd

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 2nd (Ian Porthouse) (5)

2012: 13th (Ian Porthouse) (3)

2011: 5th (Ian Porthouse) (5)

2010: 7th (Ian Porthouse (5)

2009: 14th (Ian Porthouse) (17)

2008: 15th (Ian Porthouse) (3)

2007: 8th (Ian Porthouse) (19)

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: 5th (Russell Gray) (10)

2003: 2nd (Steve Bastable) (11)

2002: DNQ

2001: 7th (Steve Bastable) (14)

2000: 5th (Steve Bastable) (13)

**Overall Record:**

Second: 3 times - 1993, 2003, 2013

Third: 1 time - 1999

Fifth: 4 times - 1994, 2000, 2004, 2011

Sixth: 2 times - 1977, 1979

Unplaced: 17 times - 1964 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1974 (=13th), 1978 (=14th), 1981 (15th), 1983 (14th), 1985 (=16th), 1990 (17th), 1992 (8th), 1995 (9th), 1996 (11th), 2001 (7th), 2007 (8th), 2008 (15th), 2009 (14th), 2010 (7th), 2012 (13th)

**Virtuosi GUS**

**Conductor:** Adam Cooke

**4BR Ranking:** 20

**2014 Qualification: **Winners of Midlands Regional Championship (Adam Cooke)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: James Fountain

Principal Euphonium: David Daws

Soprano: Martin Britt

Solo Horn: Nathan Waterman

Flugel: Thomas Fountain

Solo Trombone: Chris Jeans

Baritone: Paul Haigh

Eb Tuba: Andy Johnson

Bb Tuba: Mike Smith

**2014 Form:**

Butlins Mineworkers: 7th

Regionals: Winners (Midlands)

British Open: 13th

**Appearances:** 50th time

**Debut: **1935

**Best Result: **6 wins

**Last Year:** 16th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 16th (John Berryman) (11)

2012: DNQ

2011: 12th (John Berryman) (11)

2010: 6th (John Berryman (4)

2009: DNQ

2008: 10th (John Berryman) (18)

2007: DNQ

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: 6th (David Stowell) (9)

2003: DNQ

2002: 16th (Brian Grant) (18)

2001: 16th (Frank Renton) (3)

2000: 12th (Melvin White (10)

**Overall Record: **

Wins: 6 times -1935, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1966

Second: 2 times - 1938, 1972

Third: 6 times - 1946, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1983

Fourth: 6 times - 1947, 1949, 1959, 1961, 1974, 1986

Fifth: 1 time - 1969

Sixth: 3 times – 1995, 2004, 2010

Unplaced: 25 times – 1936(N/K), 1937 (N/K), 1958 (N/K), 1962 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1973 (N/K), 1976 (=15th), 1978 (11th), 1980 (=12th), 1981 (=7th), 1984 (8th), 1985 (15th), 1987 (7th), 1989 (22nd), 1990 (13th), 1991 (16th), 1993 (9th), 1994 (10th), 1996 (14th), 2000 (12th), 2001 (16th), 2008 (10th), 2011 (12th), 2013 (16th)

**Wantage Silver
Conductor: **Phillip Bailey

**4BR Ranking:** 95

**2014 Qualification:** Winners of London & Southern Counties Regional Championship (Phillip Bailey)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Sara-Jane Humphrey

Euphonium: Sam Wyne

Soprano: Brian Thomas

Trombone: Mike Wallbridge

Horn: Judith Chapman

Flugel: Helen Wright

Baritone: Tim Cornelius

Eb Bass: Andy Chettleburgh

Bb Bass: Stuart Beard

**2014 Form:**

Butlins Mineworkers: 14th

Yeovil: 8th

Regionals: Winners (London & Southern Counties)

**Appearances: **Debut

**Debut:** 2013

**Best Result: **N/A

**Last Year:** DNQ

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

Debut this year

**Overall Record:**

Debut this year

**Whitburn
Conductor:** Erik Janssen

**4BR Ranking:** 14

**2014 Qualification:** 2nd at Scottish Championship (Ian Porthouse)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Chris Bradley

Euphonium: Nick Vermeiren

Soprano: Scott Forrest

Trombone: Alex Phillip

Horn: Iain Fleming

Flugel: Caroline Farren

Baritone: Lucy Lamb

Eb Bass: Graham Fraser

Bb Bass: Alan Gourlay

**2014 Form:**

Regionals: 2nd (Scotland)

West Lothian: 2nd

Grand Shield: 3rd

European Championship: 9th

Land O' Burns: Winners

**Appearances:** 32nd time

**Debut:** 1968

**Best Result:** 3rd

**Last Year:** 9th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 9th (Erik Janssen) (14)

2012: 7th (Erik Janssen) (16)

2011: 14th (Michael Bach) (18)

2010: 16th (Frank Renton) (12)

2009: DNQ

2008: 12th (Steven Mead) (2)

2007: 9th (Steven Mead) (17)

2006: DNQ

2005: 11th (Andrew Duncan) (2)

2004: 8th (Andrew Duncan) (2)

2003: DNQ

2002: 10th (Phillip McCann) (19)

2001: 8th (Phillip McCann) (6)

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

Third: 2 times - 1981, 1989

Fifth: 2 times -1990, 1991

Unplaced: 26 times - 1968 (N/K), 1971 (N/K), 1972 (N/K), 1974 (=13th), 1975 (=16th), 1976 (20th), 1977 (19th), 1980 (18th), 1982 (10th), 1986 (7th), 1987 (17th), 1992 (11th), 1993 (8th), 1996 (17th), 1997 (11th), 1998 (13th), 1999 (9th), 2001 (8th), 2002 (10th), 2004 (8th), 2005 (11th), 2007 (9th), 2008 (12th), 2010 (16th), 2011 (14th), 2012 (7th), 2013 (9th)

**Woodfalls
Conductor: **Ray Farr

**4BR Ranking:**23

**2014 Qualification:**2nd at West of England Regional Championship (Dr Robert Childs)

**Principal players:**

Principal Cornet: Jan Boler

Euphonium: Grant Jameson

Soprano: Paul Duffy

Trombone: Scott Stewart

Horn: Phil Randell

Flugel: Chris Lewis

Baritone: Graham Lawrence

Eb Tuba: Benoit Meurin

Bb Tuba: Jim Slade

**2014 Form:**

Butlins Mineworkers: 4th

Regionals: 2nd (West of England)

Grand Shield: 10th

**Appearances:**13th time

**Debut:**1952

**Best Result:**6th

**Last Year:**6th

**Last 14 Years: (Position, MD, Draw)**

2013: 6th (Nicholas Childs) (8)

2012: DNQ

2011: 18th (Gareth Pritchard) (8)

2010: DNQ

2009: DNQ

2008: 16th (Melvin White) (7)

2007: DNQ

2006: DNQ

2005: DNQ

2004: DNQ

2003: DNQ

2002: 18th (Frans Violet) (2)

2001: DNQ

2000: DNQ

**Overall Record:**

No Wins:

Sixth: 1 time - 2013

Unplaced: 11 times - 1952 (N/K), 1953 (N/K), 1967 (N/K), 1968 (N/K), 1975 (=16th), 1978 (10th), 1996 (15th), 1998 (16th), 2002 (18th), 2008 (16th), 2011 (18th)