2010 English National Championship - The Runners & Riders

22-Jun-2010

Just the 9 bands, but still only one place up for grabs. 4BR looks at the contenders this year for the trip to Montreux in 2011.


Black DykeBlack Dyke
4BR Ranking:
3
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Childs

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Richard Marshall
Principal Euphonium: David Thornton
Soprano Cornet: Paul Duffy
Solo Trombone: Brett Baker
Solo Horn: Sandy Smith
Flugel: Alex Kerwin
Baritone: Gareth Brindle
Eb Tuba: Joe Cook
Bb Tuba: Matt Routley

Appearances: 3rd time

Debut: 2008

Best Result: Winners (2009)
Worst Result: 2nd (2008)

Overall Record:
2009: Winners (N. Childs) (6)
2008: 2nd (N. Childs) (14)
2007: DNQ
2006: DNQ

Last Year: Winners off the number 6 draw

Form Guide:
Yorkshire Area: 4th
European Championship: 4th

2010 4BR Money List winnings:
£1,698

4BR Player to watch out for:  Paul Duffy – the young soprano player has become one of the most exciting soprano talents around – and seems to revel the spotlight too.   


FaireyFairey
4BR Ranking:
14
Conductor: Russell Gray

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Laura Hirst
Principal Euphonium: Gary Curtain
Soprano Cornet: Michelle Ibbotson
Solo Trombone: Les Webb
Solo Horn: Laura Lee
Flugel: Mike Eccles
Baritone: Jeff Lewis
Eb Tuba: Ben Thomson
Bb Tuba: Mark Evans

Appearances: 5th time

Debut: 2006

Best Result: 4th (2006)
Worst Result: 9th (2007 & 2008)

Overall Record:
2009: 7th (P. Chalk) (8)
2008: 9th (P. Chalk) (2)
2007: 9th (P. Parkes) (9)
2006: 4th (S. Stonehouse) (14)

Last Year: 7th off the number 8 draw

Form Guide:
North West Area: 2nd
Tameside Whit Friday: Winners
 
2010 4BR Money List winnings: £6,850

4BR Player to watch out for:  Mike Eccles – the former principal cornet player is now making a real impression with his quality playing on flugel.    


FodensFoden's
4BR Ranking:
2
Conductor: James Gourlay

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Mark Wilkinson
Principal Euphonium: Glyn Williams
Soprano: Richard Poole
Solo Horn: Lesley Howie
Flugel: Helen Williams
Solo Trombone: John Barber
Baritone: Natsumi Inaba
Eb Tuba: Stewart Baglin
Bb Tuba: Matthew Wade

Appearances: 5th time

Debut: 2006

Best Result: Winners (2006)
Worst Result: 6th (2007)

Overall Record:
2009: 3rd (G. Cutt) (12)
2008: 5th (G. Cutt) (10)
2007: 6th (G. Cutt) (8)
2006: Winners (G. Cutt) (10)

Last Year: 3rd off the number 12 draw

Form Guide:

North West Area: Winners
Tameside Whit Friday: 2nd
 
2010 4BR Money List winnings:
£4,335

4BR Player to watch out for:
John Barber – one of the finest trombone players around and a someone who will relish the challenge of ‘Eden’ for sure.    


HammondsHammonds Saltaire
4BR Ranking:
27
Conductor: Morgan Griffiths

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Jamie Smith
Principal Euphonium: Matthew Allsop
Soprano Cornet: Jay Abbott
Solo Trombone: Phil Shatliffe
Solo Horn: Helen Varley
Flugel: Claire Hudson
Baritone: Michael Walsh
Eb Tuba: Fiona Timms
Bb Tuba: Colin Doran

Appearances:
5th time

Debut: 2006

Best Result: 9th (2006)
Worst Result: 12th (2007)

Overall Record:
2009: 11th (M. Griffiths) (7)
2008: 11th (M. Griffiths) (6)
2007: 12th (R. Evans) (1)
2006: 9th (D. King) (1)

Last Year: 11th off number 7 draw

Form Guide:
Yorkshire Area: 5th in First Section
Tameside Contest: Winners
Tameside Whit Friday: 5th
Grand Shield: 11th
 
2010 4BR Money List winnings:
£1,320

4BR Player to watch out for:
Jamie Smith is a up and coming talent on principal cornet and has already caught the eye and ears of the Financial Times feature writer Matthew Engle.


LeylandLeyland
4BR Ranking:
8
Conductor: Philip Harper

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: John Doyle
Principal Euphonium: Philippe Schwartz
Soprano Cornet: Nick Walkley
Solo Trombone: Daniel Brooks
Solo Horn: Kate Eggleshaw
Flugel: Nicky Longden
Baritone: Kristy Rowe
Eb Tuba: Chris Doran
Bb Tuba: Bill Carter

Appearances: 5th time

Debut: 2006

Best Result: 3rd (2006)
Worst Result: 8th (2008)

Overall Record:
2009: 5th (J. Katsikaris) (14)
2008: 8th (J. Katsikaris) (5)
2007: 5th (R. Gray) (7)
2006: 3rd (R. Gray) (5)

Last Year: 5th off the number 14 draw

Form Guide:
North West Area: 3rd
Tameside Whit Friday: 3rd
 
2010 4BR Money List winnings:
£2,525

4BR Player to watch out for: Principal cornet player John Doyle is leading from the front these days – and very impressively he is doing it too.    


PembertonPemberton Old Wigan DW
4BR Ranking:
28
Conductor: Mark Bentham

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Joanne Johnson
Principal Euphonium: Matthew White
Soprano: John Atkinson
Solo Horn: Lynne Campbell
Flugel: Carina Halliwell
Solo Trombone: David Chapman
Baritone: David Marsh
Eb Tuba: Steven Parfitt
Bb Tuba: David McGlynn

Appearances: Debut

Debut: 2010

Best Result:
N/A
Worst Result: N/A

Overall Record:
N/A

Last Year: N/A

Form Guide:
North West Area: 7th
Saddleworth Whit Friday: 6th
Grand Shield: 3rd
All England International Masters: 11th

2010 4BR Money List winnings:
£1,400

4BR Player to watch out for: 
The exciting talent that is Matthew White on euphonium is always well worth listening out for.


rEG vARDYReg Vardy
4BR Ranking:
17
Conductor: Ray Farr

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Tina Mortimer
Principal Euphonium: Liz Pope
Soprano Cornet: Richard Martin
Solo Trombone: Chris Bentham
Solo Horn: Steven Hardy
Flugel: Joanne Behan
Baritone: Laura Jackson
Eb Tuba: Jen McCausland
Bb Tuba: Alistair Storey

Appearances: 5th time

Debut: 2006

Best Result: 6th (2006)
Worst Result: 11th (2007)

Overall Record:
2009: 10th (R. Farr) (1)
2008: 10th (S. Malcolm) (15)
2007: 11th (R. Farr) (3)
2006: 6th (R. Farr) (4)

Last Year: 10th off the number 1 draw

Form Guide:
North East Area: Winners
Grand Shield: 10th
All England International Masters. 19th
 
2010 4BR Money List winnings: £200
 
4BR Player to watch out for: Tina Mortimer – has made the position her own since joining the band and has became a beacon of excellence ever since.  


RothwellRothwell Temperance
4BR Ranking:
9
Conductor: Dave Roberts

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: James McCabe
Principal Euphonium: Andy Marsh
Soprano Cornet: Paul Argyle
Solo Trombone: Nick Walker
Solo Horn: Catherine Roberts
Flugel: Richard Golding
Baritone: Jack Telfer
Eb Tuba: Ed Hodkin
Bb Tuba: Nick Collier

Appearances:
3rd time

Debut: 2007

Best Result: 7th (2008)
Worst Result: 14th (2007)

Overall Record:
2009: DNE
2008: 7th (D. Roberts) (11)
2007: 14th (D. Roberts) (11)
2006: DNQ

Last Year: Did not enter

Form Guide:
Yorkshire Area: 3rd
Saddleworth Whit Friday: 3rd

2010 4BR Money List winnings: £3,675

4BR Player to watch out for: Paul Argyle on soprano is one of the very best around and could well prove to be an ace in the hand for the band on this piece.   


SkelmanthorpeSkelmanthorpe
4BR Ranking:
57
Conductor: John Roberts

Principal Players:
Principal Cornet: Tabby Clegg
Principal Euphonium: Robert Cavender
Soprano Cornet: Robert Jaggar
Solo Trombone: Chris Mansfield
Solo Horn: Laura Brown
Flugel: Sian Linney
Baritone: Owen Watson
Eb Tuba: Martin Oke
Bb Tuba: Mike Smith

Appearances: Debut

Debut: 2010

Best Result: N/A
Worst Result: N/A

Overall Record:
N/A

Last Year: N/A

Form Guide:
Yorkshire Area: 8th
Grand Shield: 17th

2010 4BR Money List winnings:
None

4BR Player to watch out for: The experienced Tabby Clegg  comes in on principal cornet and is a top class player who will surely shine on the day. 

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