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Report & Results: 2018 Yorkshire & Humberside BBA contest

Westoe lead the way at Dewsbury with section victories for Uppermill and University of Nottingham

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  The Westoe Band came out on top at Dewsbury Town Hall

The wonderful surroundings of Dewsbury Town Hall played host to a fine day of competition on the weekend as bands battled of the honours at the Yorkshire & Humberside BBA contest.

With the excellent organisation and facilities to add to the warm welcome, the competing bands certainly played their part in trying to catch the ears of adjudicators John Roberts and an appreciative audience with the own-choice test piece and hymn tune selections.

Westoe on top

Westoe Band led by Steve Malcolm eventually came out on top in the combined Championship/First/Second Section, with Uppermill taking the honours on the joint Third/Fourth Section event. The special Unregistered Contest was won by the delighted students of University of Nottingham.

With the excellent organisation and facilities to add to the warm welcome, the competing bands certainly played their part in trying to catch the ears of adjudicators John Roberts4BR

Results:

Group A: Championship/First/Second Section:
Adjudicator: John Roberts

1. Westoe (Steve Malcolm) — 185
2. Lindley (Rob Westacott) — 184
3. North Skelton (Lewis Wilkinson) — 182
4. Cockerton Silver (Andrew Hunter) — 181
5. Shirebrook Miners (Jim Henson) — 179
6. Dunston Silver (Aidan Hodgson) — 178
7. Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay) — 175
8. Worsborough (Alex Parker) — 174

Prizes:
Overall Champion: Westoe
Best Championship Section Band: Westoe
Best First Section Band: Lindley
Best Second Section Band: North Skelton
Runner-up Second Section: Cockerton Silver
Best Instrumentalist: Dan Robson (cornet) — Westoe

Group B: Third/Fourth Section:

Adjudicator: John Roberts

1. Uppermill (Dean Redfearn) — 185
2. Tewit Silver (Martin Hall) — 183
3. Rivington & Adlington (Malcolm Wilson) — 181
4. Jayess Newbiggin (Andrew Griffiths) — 178
5. Rockingham (Adam Whittle) — 177
6. Oughtbridge (Gavin Somerset) — 176
7. Swinton & District (Robin Rutter) — 175

Prizes:
Overall Winner: Uppermill
Best Third Section Band: Uppermill
Runner-up Third Section: Rivington & Adlington
Best Fourth Section Band: Tewit Silver
Best Instrumentalist: Sarah Hudson (cornet) — Uppermill

Group C: Unregistered Bands:

Adjudicator: John Roberts

1. University of Nottingham (George Newbould)

Prizes:
Best Instrumentalist: Nat Dodman (flugel) — University of Nottingham

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