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Yorkshire Area line ups announced

The list of 56 bands that will compete at the Yorkshire Regional Championship in Bradford have been announced.



The line up of competing bands that will take to the stage at St George’s Hall in Bradford for the Yorkshire Regional Championships on the weekend of March 1st & 2nd have been announced.

An experienced team of adjudicators will pass judgement on the 56 contenders — down two from 2013, with Carlton Main Frickley looking to defend their Championship title with the added benefit of already knowing that they have pre-qualified for the Albert Hall in October, along with Brighouse & Rastrick.

Extra two

It means there are two additional qualifying spots up for grabs then for David Read MBE to decide upon with Stephen Roberts, on ‘St Magnus’, as he makes his last Area appearance in the box at Bradford.

With Yorkshire’s Cheltenham qualifiers claiming just three top six finishes at the 2013 finals , those who do get through will also be looking for a much better return come September.

It means there are two additional qualifying spots up for grabs then for David Read MBE to decide upon with Stephen Roberts, on ‘St Magnus’4BR

Championship Section:

Adjudicators: David Read MBE & Stephen Roberts
Sunday 2nd March
Draw: 3.00pm
Start: 4.30pm

Black Dyke (Dr Nicholas J Childs)
Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King)
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Phillip McCann)
Drighlington (Jim Davies)
Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr. Robert Childs)
Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths)
Hebden Bridge (Sean Conway)
Hepworth (Michael Fowles)
Marsden Silver Prize (Glyn Williams)
Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts)
Skelmanthorpe (Martin Hall)
Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) (David Hirst)
Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel (Stig Maersk)

First Section:

Adjudicators: David Read MBE & Mike Kilroy
Saturday 1st March
Draw: 1.15pm
Commence: 2.45pm approx.

Barnsley Brass (William Rushworth)
City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey)
Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay)
Cornerstone (Damian Wileman)
Frickley/South Elmsall (John Morahan)
Hade Edge (Jonathan Beatty)
Hatfield (Stan Lippeatt)
Meltham & Meltham Mills (Norman Law)
South Yorkshire Police (Leigh Baker)
Stannington (Kevin Wadsworth)
Strata (David Holling)
Wakefield Metropolitan (Michael Howley)

Second Section:

Adjudicators: David Horsfield & Dennis Wilby
Sunday 2nd March
Draw: 8.00am
Start: 9.00am

Chapeltown (Andrew Dennis)
Dodworth Colliery M.W. (Eliot J Darwin)
Dronfield Genquip (John Davis)
Elland Silver (Daniel Brooks)
Emley (Garry Hallas)
Horbury Victoria (Duncan Beckley)
Kippax (David Lancaster)
Knottingley Silver (Dr. Owen Wedgwood)
Lindley (Chris Lewis)
Old Silkstone (Simon Kerwin)
Skelmanthorpe Prospect (Philip Garlick)

Third Section:

Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt & Alan Morrison
Saturday 1st March
Draw: 9.00am
Commence: 10.30am

Armthorpe Elmfield (Haydn Griffiths MBE)
Barnsley Metropolitan (Alex Francis)
Crofton Silver (Kevin Belcher)
Dinnington Colliery (Jonathan Beatty)
Garforth (Mark Wildie)
Linthwaite (Tony Jaeger-Fozard)
Lofthouse 2000 (Kevin Holdgate)
Slaithwaite (Rob Westacott)
Stanley Newmarket Colliery (Steven Bailey)
Wetherby & District Silver (Keiron Anderson)
Worsbrough Brass (John K. Hopkinson)

Fourth Section:

Adjudicators: Anne Crookston & Alan Morrison
Sunday 2nd March
Draw: 11.30am
Commence: 1.00pm

Clifton & Lightcliffe ‘B’(John Clay)
Deepcar (Lindon Bolt)
Gawthorpe Brass ‘85’ (John Edward)
Golcar (Joseph Whelan)
Huddersfield & Ripponden (Michael Cox)
Maltby Miners (Terry Clifford)
Oughtibridge (Gavin Somerset)
Rockingham (Rob Straw)
Thurcroft Welfare (Garry Hallas)

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