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2008 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Rococo Variations, Professor Edward Gregson

Adjudicator(s):
Dr Michael Ball, Major Peter Parkes and David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Fodens Richardson Garry Cutt 10 -
2 Grimethorpe Colliery Allan Withington 6 -
3 Cory Band Dr. Robert Childs 11 -
4 Leyland Jason Katsikaris 4 -
5 Kirkintilloch Selmer Simonsen 15 -
6 Black Dyke Dr Nicholas Childs 1 -
7 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Russell Gray 12 -
8 Brighouse & Rastrick Alan Morrison 16 -
9 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Ian Porthouse 17 -
10 Whitburn Steven Mead 9 -
11 Scottish Co-op Andrew Duncan 13 -
12 Flowers David Hirst 14 -
13 BTM Nigel Boddice 7 -
14 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 3 -
15 Fairey Philip Chalk 8 -
16 YBS Band Morgan Griffiths 5 -
17 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 2 -

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 Peter Roberts.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Alan Pope.

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

The Best Soloist, Glyn Williams, euphonium, Fodens Richardson, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Kevin Crockford, Grimethorpe

Relegated Bands: Flowers, Rothwell Temperance 



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