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All England Masters 2002:

The Conductors Records:


We give you the low down on how this years Musical Directors have fared at the contest since 1991. It makes for interesting reading when you may be thinking of booking one of them……


Nigel Taken (Aveley and Newham)
Appearances since 1991: 6th time this year
Best Result: 9th in 2000
Worse Result: 17th in 1991, 1999 and 2001
Overall: 1991 – 17th; 1998 – 10th; 1999 – 17th; 2000 – 9th; 2001 – 17th.
Bands taken at Contest: Asphaltic Newham in 1991; Aveley and Newham on all other occasions.

Lynda Nicholson (Besses O’ th’ Barn)
Appearances since 1991: Debut
Best Result: n/a
Worse Result: n/a
Overall: n/a
Bands taken at Contest: Debut with Besses this year.

Peter Bassano (Brighouse and Rastrick)
Appearances since 1991: Debut
Best Result: n/a
Worse Result: n/a
Overall: n/a
Bands taken at Contest: Debut with Brighouse this year.

David Evans (DUT Yorkshire Imperial Rothwell)
Appearances since 1991: 3rd time this year
Best Result: 6th in 2001
Worse Result: 16th in 1998
Overall: 1998 – 16th; 2001 – 6th.
Bands taken at Contest: All performances with DUT Yorkshire Imperial Rothwell

Ray Farr (Ever Ready)
Appearances since 1991: Debut
Best Result: n/a
Worse Result: n/a
Overall: n/a
Bands taken at Contest: First year with Ever Ready.

Graham O’Connor (Fishburn)
Appearances since 1991: 6th time this year
Best Result: 9th in 1995
Worse Result: 21st in 2000
Overall: 1993 – 13th; 1994 – 10th; 1995 – 9th; 1997 – 16th; 2000 – 21st.
Bands taken at Contest: Dodworth in 1993 and 1994, Stocksbridge in 1995, Rhodian in 1997, EYMS in 2000.

Philip Harper (Flowers)
Appearances since 1991: 2nd time this year
Best Result: 5th in 2001
Worse Result: As above
Overall: 2001 – 5th
Bands taken at Contest: Only taken Flowers here.

Russell Gray (Fodens)
Appearances since 1991: 2nd time this year
Best Result: 8th in 2001
Worse Result: As above
Overall: 2001 – 8th
Bands taken at Contest: The Ransome Band in 2001

Mark Bentham (Hepworth)
Appearances since 1991: 3rd time this year
Best Result: 13th in 1994
Worse Result: 20th in 1995
Overall: 1994 – 13th; 1995 – 20th.
Bands taken at Contest: Took Ever Ready in both 1994 and 1995.

Bryan Hurdley (JAG Mount Charles)
Appearances since 1991: 7th time this year
Best Result: 4th in 1991 and 1992
Worse Result: 16th in 2000
Overall: 1991 – 4th; 1992 – 4th; 1993 – 12th; 1994 – 9th; 1999 – 8th; 2000 – 16th.
Bands taken at Contest: Took Sun Life in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. Flowers in 1999 and Ever Ready in 2000.

James Gourlay (Leyland)
Appearances since 1991: 6th time this year
Best Result: Winner in 1996 and 1997
Worse Result: 3rd in 1999
Overall: 1996 – 1st; 1997 – 1st; 1998 – 2nd; 1999 – 3rd; 2000 – 2nd.
Bands taken at Contest: Took Williams Fairey on all previous occasions.

Major Peter Parkes (Ransome)
Appearances since 1991: 11th time this year
Best Result: 2nd in 1992, 1993 and 1994
Worse Result: 21st in 1999
Overall: 1991 – 6th; 1992 – 2nd; 1993 – 2nd; 1994 – 2nd; 1995 – 11th; 1996 – 9th; 1997 - 9th; 1999 – 21st; 2000 – 13th; 2001 – 20th.
Bands taken at Contest: Williams Fairey 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995. Grimethorpe 1996 and 1997. Sellers International 1999; Bodmin 2000; SWT Woodfalls 2001.

David Lea (Rolls Royce Coventry)
Appearances since 1991: 2nd time this year
Best Result: 21st in 2001
Worse Result: As above
Overall: 2001 – 21st
Bands taken at Contest: Second occasion with Rolls Royce

David Roberts (Rothwell Temperance)
Appearances since 1991: 2nd time this year
Best Result: 11th in 2001
Worse Result: As above
Overall: 2001 – 11th.
Bands taken at Contest: Second time with Rothwell this year.

Philip McCann (Sellers International)

Appearances since 1991: 7th time this year
Best Result: 5th in 1991 and 1995
Worse Result: 12th in 1994
Overall: 1991 – 5th; 1992 – 6th; 1993 – 6th; 1994 – 12th; 1995 – 5th; 1997 – 6th.
Bands taken at Contest: Sellers International 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995. Fodens Courtois in 1997.

David Hirst (SWT Woodfalls)
Appearances since 1991: 4th time this year
Best Result: 12th in 1991
Worse Result: 17th in 2001
Overall: 1991 – 12th; 2000 – 15th; 2001 – 17th.
Bands taken at Contest: Yorkshire Imperial 1991; Marple 2000; JAG Mount Charles 2001.

Stan Lippeatt (Thoresby Colliery UK Coal)
Appearances since 1991: 4th time this year
Best Result: 11th in 1994
Worse Result: 17th in 1993
Overall: 1991 – 13th; 1993 – 17th; 1994 – 11th.
Bands taken at Contest: Thoresby Colliery 1991; Ever Ready 1993; Rhodian 1994.

Brian Grant (Travelsphere Holidays)
Appearances since 1991: 4th time this year
Best Result: 7th in 2001
Worse Result: 13th in 1999
Overall: 1998 – 12th; 1999 – 13th; 2001 – 7th.
Bands taken at Contest: The Ransome Band in 1998 and 1999; Ever Raedy 2001.

Frank Renton (Williams Fairey)
Appearances since 1991: 5th time this year
Best Result: 3rd in 1992
Worse Result: 19th in 1999
Overall: 1992 – 3rd; 1999 – 19th; 2000 – 10th; 2001 – 18th.
Bands taken at Contest: Grimethorpe 1992; Woolley Pritchard Sovereign 1999; JJB Sports 2000; Travelsphere Holidays 2001.

Dr. David King (Yorkshire Building Society)
Appearances since 1991: 9th time this year
Best Result: Winner in 1999 and 2000
Worse Result: 6th in 1995 and 1996
Overall: 1994 – 3rd; 1995 – 6th; 1996 – 6th; 1997 – 3rd; 1998 – 4th; 1999 – 1st; 2000 – 1st; 2001 – 2nd.
Bands taken at Contest: All performances with YBS since 1994.


Others who have wagged at Cambridge since 1991.……

Garry Cutt (6 times); Alan Withington (10); John Hinckley (5); Richard Evans (10); Howard Snell (9); Gareth Pritchard (3); Steve Sykes (3); Jeremy Wise (3); Alan Exely (6); Denis Hadfield (2); Melvin White (5); Dave Barringer (1); Nicholas Childs (4); Thomas Wyss (2); Derek Broadbent (5); Mike Fowles (1); Philip Bailey (4); Chris Wormald (1); John Roberts (4); John Hudson (6); Stephen Roberts (2); Leonard Adams (1); Simon Wood (1); Alan Morrison (4); Graham Wilson (3); Howard Evans (1); Nigel Seaman (1); Ian Craddock (1); Douglas Blackledge (2); James Scott (2); Chris Houlding (2); John Berryman (6); Andy Snell (1); David Maplestone (1); Robert Wiffen (2); David Williams (2); Roy Newsome (1); Keith Wilkinson (5); John Clarke (5); Duncan Beckley (1); Eno Koco (1); Dave Stowell (1); Hugh Magarrell (3); Kevin Bolton (3); John McNeil (2); Paul Hindmarsh (2); John Norris (1); Barry Pope (2); Trevor Halliwell (1); Stephen Shimwell (1); Mark Condron (1); Stephen Tighe (1).


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