British Open Coverage 2002:
Saturday 14 September
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Live from Birmingham
Follow the days events here on 4BR. Draw, comments and full
results as they happen
Introduction to the 150th British Open
Brief intro to this year's event
Runners and riders - more...
Band by band analysis and our usual dodgy predictions
Harry Mortimer Centenary Concert
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
September 15th 2002
Be my Strength and Shield - more...
We take a look at the qualifiers from the Grand Shield from
as far back as 1991. It makes for some interesting reading.
The Track Record – The Conductors
Certain conductors seem to fancy certain contests,
but all conductors want to be able to say that they have won
the British Open Championships. Find out how each has performed
over the years
FREE: Results to your mobile phone
Get the British Open results sent straight to your mobile as
soon as the results are announced
British Open 2002 Challenge -
Pick all the prize winners and win some CDs and a couple of
tickets for the 4BR box for the Nationals in the Royal Albert
Hall in October
The Lottery Draw - more...
Does your draw determine the result? Check out this
article where we anaylse the placings since 1970
150 Useless facts and figures -
We published 100 last year, so here's another 50...
Test Piece review - more...
The Maunsell Forts by John McCabe
British Open Quiz - more...
Win a couple of brand new CDs
British Open 2001 in retrospect - more...
Retrospective look at the British Open Contest 2001
- where was it won and lost?
2001 results -
Full results for last year and previous years
Harry Mortimer - more...
HM was born 100 years ago this year.
This weekend sees the magnificent Symphony Hall in Birmingham host
the 150th British Open Brass Band Championships and the Harry Mortimer
Centenary Celebration Concert.
Over two days, a hopefully full house should enjoy 19 of the best
bands in the UK performing a very fine set work – John McCabe’s,
“The Maunsell Forts” and some showboating performances
at the concert on the Sunday. The 150th Open promises to be a very
close run thing as there are sure to be a number of superb performances
of the test piece and the three judges (who ever they are) are sure
to have a stern test in finding the winners. What they would give
to adjudicate the Sunday concerts.
We’ve given our usual amount of pre contest coverage, which
we hope you have found interesting, annoying, boring… whatever
- at least we give more than the usual couple of pages you get elsewhere.
We’ll be there on the day as well and we hope to bring you
the usual coverage band by band as well as giving you the results
direct to your mobile phones as soon as they have left the lips
of the compere.
We’ll be doing coverage of the Harry Mortimer Concerts and
will bring you our usual post match analysis as soon as we get back.
All that and then we’re off to Torquay…..
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