2004 All England Masters Championship - The Conductors Records

25-May-2004

We cast our beady eye over the men in charge this weekend to see which of them have done well here, and those who haven't quite hit the heights.


James Gourlay  (Brighouse and Rastrick)

Appearances since 1989:
7th time this year
Best Result: Winner in 1996 and 1997
Worst Result: 7th in 2002
Overall:
1996 - Winner
1997 - Winner
1998 - 2nd
1999 - 3rd
2000 - 2nd
2002 - 7th 

Bands taken at Contest: Williams Fairey 1996 - 2000; Leyland Band 2002; Brighouse and Rastrick 2004


Gareth Pritchard (EYMS)

Appearances since 1989: 4th time this year
Best Result: 7th in 1999
Worst Result: 11th in 2000
Overall:
1999 - 7th
2000 - 11th
2001 - 10th

Bands taken at Contest: Besses O' Th' Barn 1999 - 2001. EYMS 2004


David Stowell  (Travelsphere Holidays)

Appearances since 1989:
2nd time this year
Best Result: 19th in 1995
Worst Result: 19th in 1995
Overall:
1995 - 19th

Bands taken at Contest: Flowers in 1995; Travelsphere Holidays 2004


Ian McElligott   (JAG Mount Charles)

Appearances since 1989:
2nd time this year
Best Result: 4th in 2003
Worst Result: 4th in 2003
Overall: 2003 - 4th

Bands taken at Contest: Brighouse and Rastrick in 2003; JAG Mount Charles in 2004


Melvin White   (Redbridge)

Appearances since 1989:
8th 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
2003 - 13th

Bands taken at Contest: Aveley and Newham and SWT Woodfalls in 1997; SWT Woodfalls and GUS in 1998; GUS in 1999; Travelsphere in 2000; Redbridge in 2003 and 2004


Nigel Taken (Aveley and Newham)

Appearances since 1989:
8th 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
2003 - 10th  

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


David Evans (Yorkshire Imperial Urquart Travel)

Appearances since 1991: 5th time this year
Best Result: 6th in 2001
Worse Result: 16th in 1998 and 2002
Overall:
1998 - 16th
2001 - 6th
2002 - 16th
2003 - 9th

Bands taken at Contest: All performances with Yorkshire Imperial


Ray Farr (Ever Ready)

Appearances since 1991: 3rd time
Best Result: 13th in 2002
Worse Result: 15th in 2003
Overall:
2002 - 13th
2003 - 15th

Bands taken at Contest: Second year with Ever Ready. 


Philip Harper (Flowers)

Appearances since 1991: 4th time this year
Best Result: 5th in 2001, 2002 and 2003
Worse Result: As above
Overall:
2001 - 5th
2002 - 5th
2003 - 5th

Bands taken at Contest: All performances with Flowers.


Russell Gray (Ransome)

Appearances since 1991:
4th time this year
Best Result: Winner in 2001
Worse Result: 8th in 2001
Overall:
2001 - 8th
2002 - Winner
2003 - 2nd

Bands taken at Contest: The Ransome Band in 2001 and 2004; Fodens in 2002 and 2003


David Roberts  (Rothwell Temperance)

Appearances since 1991: 4th time this year
Best Result: 11th in 2001
Worse Result: 12th in 2002 and 2003
Overall:
2001 - 11th
2002 - 12th
2003 - 12th

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


Philip McCann  (Sellers International)

Appearances since 1990:
10th 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
2003 - 6th  

Bands taken at Contest: Sellers International 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003 and 2004; Fodens Courtois in 1997. 


Brian Grant  (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery)

Appearances since 1991:
6th time this year
Best Result: 7th in 2001
Worse Result: 17th in 2003
Overall:
1998 - 12th
1999 - 13th
2001 - 7th
2002 - 3rd
2003 - 17th

Bands taken at Contest: The Ransome Band in 1998, 1999 and 2003; Ever Ready 2001. Travelsphere in 2002; Carlton Main Frickley in 2004


Dr. David King  (Yorkshire Building Society)

Appearances since 1991: 11th 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
2003 - 3rd

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


The following conductors are making their debuts this year: Steve Bastable  (SWT Woodfalls); Jonathon Corry (Besses o' th' Barn); Stephen Bell (Fodens Richardson); Lt. Col. Chris Davis (Camborne Town); Andrew Duncan (Thorseby Colliery)

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