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2012 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Electra - Dr Martin Ellerby

Derek Broadbent, Stephen Roberts, Steve Sykes

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Fodens Allan Withington 9 -
2 Black Dyke Dr Nicholas Childs 10 -
3 Cory Philip Harper 13 -
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Garry Cutt 17 -
5 Brighouse and Rastrick Professor David King 5 -
6 Leyland Michael Bach 11 -
7 Co-operative Funeralcare Allan Ramsay 4 -
8 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman 7 -
9 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 8 -
10 Fairey (Geneva) Russell Gray 16 -
11 Hepworth Michael Fowles 6 -
12 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Phillip McCann 15 -
13 Seindorf Beaumaris Gwyn M Evans 1 -
14 Kirkintilloch Paul Holland 14 -
15 Tredegar Ian Porthouse 12 -
16 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 3 -
17 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 2 -

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 Stan Kitchen.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Mark Bousie.

The winning conductor, Allan Withington was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Stuart Lingard, Principal Cornet, Brighouse & Rastrick, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Steve Stewart, Cory plus £100.
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy for Best Euphonium: Glyn Williams, Foden's plus £100.

Relegated Bands: Kirkintilloch, Rothwell Temperance 

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor