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World Rankings — October Update

Cory's emphatic victory at the British Open consolidates it's position at the top of the rankings as Willebroek return to the top 10.

Cory Band
  Cory Band celebrating their emphatic victory at this year's British Open

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com World Rankings have few positional changes at the very top following the recent British Open Championships, but Cory's victory sees the Welsh giant consolidate its position to the point where a tenth successive end-of-year number one spot is assured.

Brass Band Willebroek's excellent showing sees the multiple Belgian and European champion move back into the top ten. There were also significant moves for the successful bands at the National Finals in Cheltenham and the next update in November will, of course, include the result of the National Final in London.

The other contests taking place since the last update were:

Victoria State Championships — won by Darebin City Brass;
Land O' Burns — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Exmouth Festival of Brass — won by South West Communications;
Dr. Martin Wainstones Cup — won by Co-operative Funeralcare;
Hardraw Scar — won by Elland Silver;
New South Wales Championships — won by Central Coast Brass;
NEDDC Entertainment Contest — won by Shirebrook Miners Welfare;
SCABA Autumn Contest — won by Wantage Silver 'A';
Swiss Open — won by Ensemble de Cuivres Valasian;
Fife Charities — won by Bon Accord Silver.

Top 10 bands

1. Cory
2. Black Dyke
3. Brighouse and Rastrick
4. Grimethorpe Colliery
5. Tredegar
6. Flowers
7. Brass Band Willebroek
8. Foden's
9. Fairey
10. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

To view all the ranked bands, go to:
www.4barsrest.com/­rankings/­default.asp



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