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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. 

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Shipston Town band

January 18 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

January 18 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Derwent Brass

January 17 • Derwent Brass | Championship | Midlands invites applications for PERCUSSION. At Derwent Brass percussion is an important and integral part of the band. We are looking for a talented percussionist, ideally with good tuned ability, to complete the section.

Neil Samuel