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1998 British Open Championships

Sunday, September 6, 1998

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Test piece:
Diversions on a Bass Theme, George Lloyd

Bram Gay, John Iveson, William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Williams FaireyJ. Gourlay16198
2Fodens CourtoisN. Childs18197
3Brighouse & RastrickA. Withington15196
4Grimethorpe CollieryP. Parkes17195
5MarpleG. Cutt4194
6JJB Sports LeylandR. Evans5193
7TredegarJ. Scott11-
8Black DykeJ. Watson7-
9BTG. O'Conner10-
10Yorkshire Building SocietyD. King8-
11NSK-RHP RansomeB. Grant21-
12CWS GlasgowH. Snell20-
13Just Rentals CoryJ. Wise19-
14FlowersB. Hurdley12-
15WingatesC. Wormald9-
16Desford CollieryF. Renton2-
17Besses o' th' BarnD. Broadbent13-
18Sellers InternationalA. Morrison14-
19RothwellS. Wood6-
20WhitburnA. Hutchinson3-
21GUSM. White1-


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 Edward Gregson.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Christopher Wormald.

The winning conductor, James Gourlay was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Martin Irwin, Soprano, Brighouse & Rastrick, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Points were only awarded to the top six placed bands.

No bands were relegated. 

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

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

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Chinnor Silver

March 19 • We are sadly loosing one of our award winning bass team soon(best basses award at areas) so we are looking for a Bb BASS . Good book of contests and concerts planned including butlins . We rehearse on Wednesday in our own bandroom

St Albans City Band

March 19 • Time for a change after the Areas? Or do you just fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, Eb / Bb Bass and Percussion.

Friary Guildford Brass Band

March 19 • The L&SC Champions are looking for a committed Bb bass player to join our team.. . We have a busy, but sensible schedule of concerts and contests including the Grand Shield and National Finals.

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator