North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.

Winter Gardens
  The Winter Gardens host the 2020 North West Regional Championships.

The first of the 2020 Regional Championship battles takes place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool with places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham up for grabs.

Championship Section:

Test Piece: A Tale as Yet Untold (Philip Sparke)
Opera House
Commences: Following First Section results
Adjudicators: Ian Brownbill and Alan Morrison

Boarshurst Silver (James Garlick)
Fairey (Garry Cutt)
Foden's (Russell Gray)
Leyland (Thomas Wyss)
Milnrow (Chris Binns)
Oldham (Lees) (John Collins)
Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Ben Dixon)
Rainford (Sarah Groarke-Booth)
TCTC Group (Jef Sparkes)
VBS Poynton (Stig Maersk)
Wardle Anderson Brass (Sean Conway)
Wingates (Paul Andrews)

First Section:

Test Piece: Legacy (Tom Davoren)
Opera House
Commences: 9.45am
Adjudicators: Andrea Price and Andrew Warriner

Ashton-Under-Lyne (Jamie Prophet)
Blackburn & Darwen (Daniel Thomas)
Bollington Brass (Peter Christian)
Diggle (Alan Widdop)
Eccles Borough (Mareika Gray)
Flixton (Matthew Ryan)
Freckleton (Matt Shaw)
Haslingden & Helmshore (John Binns)
Haydock (Mark Quinn)
Longridge (Mark Peacock)
Manx Concert Brass (Ian Clague MBE)
Marple (Stephen Curtis)
Middleton (Kevin Gibbs)
Mossley (Duncan Byers)
Roberts Bakery (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
Silk Brass (Tony Wyatt)

Second Section:

Test Piece: The Golden Sabre — Tales of the Hussar-Poet, Denis Davydov (Kit Turnbull)
Pavilion Theatre
Commences: 11.00am
Adjudicators: Annie Crookston and Howard J Evans

Allerton Brass (Adam Taylor)
Besses Boys (James Holt)
Besses o' th' Barn (Trevor Halliwell)
Blackpool Brass (Max Stannard)
Cheshire Constabulary (David Woolam)
Crewe Brass (Matt Pithers)
Delph (Phil Goodwin)
Eagley (Chris Wormald)
Eccleston Brass (John Wood)
Farnworth & Walkden (Dan Price)
Greenfield (Phil Goodwin)
Old Hall Brass (John North)
Pemberton Old Wigan DW 'B' (Gareth Brindle)
Poulton-Le-Fylde (A. Webb)
Tyldesley (Robert Taylor)
Uppermill (Dean Redfern)
Valley Brass (Haydock) (David Chadwick)

Third Section:

Test Piece: Endurance — narrative variations for brass band (Andrew Baker)
Empress Ballroom
Commences: At the conclusion of Fourth Section
Adjudicators: Nicholas Garman and Mike Kilroy

City of Chester (Ewan Easton)
Darwen Brass (Len Charnock)
Douglas Town (Ken Mitchell)
Formby (Louise Hough MBE)
Greenhalls (J. Hall)
Hawk Green (Neil Hewson)
Hazel Grove (Nigel Beasley)
Hoover Bolton (Craig Mann)
Lostock Hall Memorial (Ryan Broad)
Parr St. Helens (John Ludden)
Pilling Jubilee Silver (Steve Hartley)
Rivington & Adlington (Malcolm Wilson)
Rode Hall Silver (Nigel Butler)
Sale Brass (Matthew Hindle)
Thornton Cleveleys (Dave Houghton)
Trinity Girls (Richard Evans)
Whitworth Vale & Healey (John Binns)

Fourth Section:

Test Piece: Neverland (Christopher Bond)
Empress Ballroom
Commences: 9.30am
Adjudicators: John Doyle and David Roberts

Blackley (Adrian Smith)
BMP Europe Ltd. Goodshaw (David W. Ashworth)
Brindle (Matthew Balson)
Cadishead Public (David Holland)
Denton Brass (Robert Yates)
Dobcross Silver (Jason M. Smith)
Dobcross Youth (Seth Livingstone)
Golborne Brass (Joshua Hughes)
Littleborough (Sam Fisher)
Morecambe (Andrew Porter)
Ramsey Town (Robert Quane)
Red Admiral Brass (Stuart Barton)
St. John's Mossley (Paul Taule)
Skelmersdale Prize (Ben Coulson)
Stacksteads (Fred Bowker)
Stalybridge (James Atkins)

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