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2003 All England Masters Championship

The Conductors Records:

Corn Exchange
Cambridge
Sunday 25th May

Starts at 12.00 noon

We give you the low down on how this years Musical Directors have fared at the contest since 1989. It makes for interesting reading when you may be thinking of booking one of them……..


Nigel TakenNigel Taken (Aveley and Newham)

Appearances since 1989:
7th time this year
Best Result:
9th in 2000 and 2002
Worse Result:
17th in 1991, 1999 and 2001
Overall:
1991 – 17th
1998 – 10th
1999 – 17th
2000 – 9th
2001 – 17th
2002 – 9th

Bands taken at Contest:
Asphaltic Newham in 1991; Aveley and Newham on all other occasions.


Steve SykesSteve Sykes (Besses O’ th’ Barn)

Appearances since 1989:
5th time this year
Best Result: 9th in 1999
Worst Result: 12th in 2001
Overall:
1990 – 10th
1991 – 10th
1999 – 9th
2001 – 12th

Bands taken at Contest:
Camborne in 1990 and 1991. SWT Woofalls in 1999. Bodmin in 2001


Ian McElligottIan McElligott (Brighouse and Rastrick)

Appearances since 1989:
Debut
Best Result:
Debut
Worst Result:
n/a
Overall:
n/a

 

Bands taken at Contest:
Debut this year


William RushworthWilliam Rushworth (Carlton Main)

Appearances since 1989: Debut
Best Result:
Worst Result:
Overall:

 

Bands taken at Contest:
Debut with Carlton Main this year


Ray FarrRay Farr (Ever Ready)

Appearances since 1991:
2nd time
Best Result:
13th in 2002
Worse Result:
13th in 2002
Overall:
2002 – 13th

 

Bands taken at Contest:
Second year with Ever Ready.


Philip HarperPhilip Harper (Flowers)

Appearances since 1991:
3rd time this year
Best Result:
5th in 2001 and 2002
Worse Result:
As above
Overall:
2001 – 5th
2002 – 5th


Bands taken at Contest:
Third time with Flowers here.


Russell GrayRussell Gray (Fodens)

Appearances since 1991:
3rd time this year
Best Result:
Winner in 2001
Worse Result:
8th in 2001
Overall:
2001 – 8th
2002 – Winner

Bands taken at Contest:
The Ransome Band in 2001 and Fodens in 2002


James CantJames Cant (Glossop Old)

Appearances since 1989:
Debut
Best Result:
Worst Result:
Overall:

 

 

Bands taken at Contest:
Debut with Glossop Old this year


John HinckleyJohn Hinckley (JAG Mount Charles)

Appearances since 1989:
6th time this year
Best Result:
3rd in 2001
Worst Result:
19th in 1994
Overall:
1993 – 18th
1994 – 19th
1995 – 10th
2000 – 5th
2001 – 3rd

Bands taken at Contest:
Marple in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Carlton Main in 2000 and 2001.


David LeaDavid Lea (Jaguar Coventry)

Appearances since 1991:
3rd time this year
Best Result:
19th in 2002
Worse Result:
21st in 2001
Overall:
2001 – 21st
2002 – 19th

Bands taken at Contest:
Third time with Rolls Royce now called Jaguar


Garry CuttGarry Cutt (Leyland)

Appearances since 1989:
6th time this year
Best Result: 3rd in 1993
Worst Result: 15th in 1996
Overall:
1993 – 3rd
1994 – 5th
1996 – 15th
1999 – 6th
2001 – 13th

Bands taken at Contest: Grimethorpe Colliery 1993 and 1994. Marple in 1996 and 1999. Leyland in 2001.


Brian GrantBrian Grant (Ransome)

Appearances since 1991:
5th time this year
Best Result: 7th in 2001
Worse Result: 13th in 1999
Overall:
1998 – 12th
1999 – 13th
2001 – 7th
2002 – 3rd

Bands taken at Contest:
The Ransome Band in 1998 and 1999; Ever Ready 2001. Travelsphere in 2002


Melvin WhiteMelvin White (Redbridge)

Appearances since 1989:
7th time this year
Best Result:
4th in 1999 and 2000
Worst Result:
20th in 1997
Overall:
1997 – 20th and 13th
1998 – 15th and 7th
1999 – 4th
2000 – 4th

Bands taken at Contest:
Aveley and Newham and SWT Woodfalls in 1997. SWT Woodfalls and GUS in 1998. GUS in 1999. Travelsphere in 2000.


David RobertsDavid Roberts (Rothwell Temperance)

Appearances since 1991:
3rd time this year
Best Result:
11th in 2001
Worse Result:
12th in 2002
Overall:
2001 – 11th
2002 – 12th

Bands taken at Contest:
Second time with Rothwell this year.


Philip McCannPhilip McCann (Sellers International)

Appearances since 1990:
9th time this year
Best Result:
4th in 2002
Worse Result:
12th in 1994
Overall:
1990 – 9th
1991 – 5th
1992 – 6th
1993 – 6th
1994 – 12th
1995 – 5th
1997 – 6th
2002 – 4th

Bands taken at Contest:
Sellers International 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 2002. Fodens Courtois in 1997.


Wing Commander Rob Wiffin (SWT Woodfalls)

Appearances since 1989: 3rd time this year
Best Result: 13th in 1996
Worst Result: 15th in 1992
Overall:
1992 – 15th
1996 – 13th

Bands taken at Contest:
Desford in 1992. Sun Life in 1996.


Allan WithingtonAllan Withington (The Fairey Band)

Appearances since 1989:
Best Result:
Winner - 1993, 1998, 2001
Worst Result:
11th - 1992
Overall:
1992 – 11th
1993 – Winner
1994 – 4th
1995 – 3rd
1996 - 5th
1997 – 5th
1998 – Winner
1999 - 2nd
2000 – 3rd
2001 – Winner
2002 - DNC

Bands taken at Contest:
Brighouse and Rastrick 1992 – 2001.


Michael FowlesMike Fowles (Thoresby Colliery)

Appearances since 1989:
2nd time this year
Best Result:
18th in 2000
Worst Result:
18th in 2000
Overall:
2000 – 18th

Bands taken at Contest:
SWT Woodfalls in 2000



Major Peter ParkesMajor Peter Parkes (Travelsphere Holidays)

Appearances since 1991:
12th 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
2002 – 10th

Bands taken at Contest:
Williams Fairey 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995. Grimethorpe 1996 and 1997. Sellers International 1999; Bodmin 2000; SWT Woodfalls 2001. Ransome 2002.


Dr. David KingDr. David King (Yorkshire Building Society)

Appearances since 1991: 10th time this year
Best Result:
Winner in 1999 and 2000
Worse Result:
6th in 1995, 1996 and 2002
Overall:
1994 – 3rd
1995 – 6th
1996 – 6th
1997 – 3rd
1998 – 4th
1999 – 1st
2000 – 1st
2001 – 2nd
2002 – 6th

Bands taken at Contest:
All performances with YBS since 1994.


David EvansDavid Evans (Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel)

Appearances since 1991:
4th time this year
Best Result:
6th in 2001
Worse Result:
16th in 1998 and 2002
Overall:
1998 – 16th
2001 – 6th
2002 – 16th


Bands taken at Contest:
All performances with Yorkshire Imperial


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