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North West Area Results — Championship, 1,2,3,4

We have the full results plus reports of all sections. See who goes to the Finals from Blackpool.


North West Area Championships:

For the full story of the Championship Section go to news desk for Fairey’s Foil Fodens Four in a Row.

Championship Section:

1.�����Williams Fairey. H. Snell. 194pts. (8)
2.�����Fodens Courtois. J. Gourlay. 192pts (5)
3.�����Leyland. G. Cutt. 190pts. (3)
4.�����Freckleton. P. Dalton. 188pts. (9)
5.�����BT. M. Fowles. 186pts. (4)
6.�����Besses o’th’ Barn. G. Pritchard. 185pts. (6)
7.�����Wingates. B. Grant. 184pts. (2)
8.�����Stalybridge Old. D. Hirst. 183pts. (7)
9.�����Ashton Under Lyne. M. Evans. 182pts. (1)

Adjudicator: Malcolm Brownbill

First Section:

Williams Fairey seem to have had a hand in the winning performance of Mossley in Section One, with their ex flugel horn star Simon Stonehouse leading his band to a well deserved win as last band on in the contest. United Co-op Crewe continued their good form of late gaining second spot under the experienced Jeff Sparkes. Just missing out on a trip to the Finals were Dobcross under Simon Wood who gave a good performance to get third place.

Full Result:

1.�����Mossley. S. Stonehouse. 189pts. (12)
2.�����United Co-op (Crewe). J. Sparkes. 188pts. (5)
3.�����Dobcross Silver. S. Wood. 187pts. (9)
4.�����Haydock Ogden Travel. I. Brownbill. 186pts. (8)
5.�����Blackburn and Darwen. E. Landon. 185pts. (11)
6.�����United Northwest Co-op Milnrow. D. Hebb. 184pts. (1)
7.Oldham Brass 97. A. White. 182pts. (4)
8.�����Pemberton Old Wigan. J. Maines. 181pts. (4)
9. Eagley. C. Roberts. 180pts. (3)
10. Vernon Building Society Poynton. M. Obermuller. 179pts. (2)
11.�����Roberts Bakery. C. Cranson. 180pts. (10)
12.�����Tyldesley. D. Barry. 179pts. (6)

Adjudicator: Barry Thompson.

Second Section:

Delight for Ted Griffiths, the father of YBS superstar players Morgan and Geraint, who showed his sons that the father has got what it takes to win as well. His Dobcross Youth band again secured success with a performance that had them gain a narrow one point win over Poulton le Fylde and G. Clough. Just missing out were Hawk Green (Marple) who gained third place.

Full Result:

1.�����Dobcross Youth. E. Griffiths. 186pts. (6)
2.�����Poulton le Fylde. G. Clough. 185pts. (8)
3.�����Hawk Green (Marple). D. Ashworth. 183pts. (7)
4.�����Bollington. T. Power. 182pts. (9)
5.�����Moston and Beswick. R. Taylor. 181pts. (10)
6.�����Skelmersdale Prize. P. Andrews. 179pts. (1)
7.�����Walkden. J. Davis. 178pts. (12)
8.�����Old Hall Brass. N. Parkinson. 177pts. (5)
9.�����Delph. P. Goodwin. 176pts. (13)
10.�����Greenalls. A. Jones. 175pts. (4)
11.�����Whitworth Vale and Healey. C. Meyers. 173pts. (2)
12.�����Hoover (Bolton). S. Talbot. 172pts. (3)
13.�����Blackpool Brass. S. Blair. 173pts. (11)
14.�����BMP Europe Goodshaw. A. Widdop. 170pts. (14)

Adjudicator: Alan Hope.

Third Section:

They came they saw and they conquered, as Manx Concert Brass from the Isle of Man, travelled over the Irish Sea to record victory in he Third Section with a narrow one point with over rivals and fellow qualifiers for the Finals, British Energy Morecambe. The first two bands of the day held the top spots for nearly the entire length of the contest until Manx brought the contest to a close with a with a winning performance of the test piece.

Full Result:

1.�����Manx Concert Brass. I. Clague MBE. 189pts. (14)
2.�����British Energy Morecombe. A. Warriner. 188pts. (2)
3.�����Silk Brass AstraZeneca (Macclesfield). K. Mackintosh. 186pts. (1)
4.�����Diggle. D. Morris. 185pts. (13)
5.�����Haslingden and Helmshore. D. Holland. 184pts. (12)
6.�����Eccleston Brass. B. Harper. 183pts. (9)
7.�����Barnton Silver. S. Yates. 182pts. (10)
8.�����Boarshurst. B. Broadbent. 181pts. (3)
9.�����Eccles Borough. C. Pownall. 180pts. (4)
10.�����Golborne. S. Barton. 179pts. (8)
11.�����Greenfield. D. Chapman. 178pts. (11)
12.�����Hazel Grove. L. Hall. 177pts. (5)
13.�����Pilling Jubilee Silver. S. Simpson. 176pts. (7)
14.�����Rainford Silver. L. Nicholson. 175pts. (6)

Adjudicator: Roy Sparkes.

Fourth Section:

A close run contest saw Pemberton Old Wigan B band improve on the fortunes of their sister band in Section One, when they gained a clear cut two points win in the Fourth Section under P. Ashley. Also joining them for a trip to the Finals will be Nelson Brass under K. Ritchmond, who edged out Trinity Girls, who set the standard for the day with a performance off the number one draw that gave them third place.

Full Result:

1.�����Pemberton Old Wigan B. P. Ashley. 189pts. (5)
2.�����Nelson Brass. K. Ritchmond. 187pts. (9)
3.�����Trinity Girls. G. Patmore. 186pts. (1)
4.�����Hesketh Bank Silver. S. Foster. 185pts. (12)
5.�����Thornton Cleveleys. C. Andrews. 184pts. (13)
6.�����Timperley. G. Hetherington. 183pts. (10)
7.�����City of Chester. D. Mitchell. 182pts. (11)
8.�����Middleton. B. Warrington. 181pts. (6)
9.�����Friezland. L. Clough. 180pts. (7)
10.�����Blackley. G. Smith. 179pts. (17)
11.�����Rivington and Adlington. A. Marsh. 179pts. (2)
12.�����Standish. J. Roberts. 178pts. (3)
13.�����Uppermill. J. Hunter. 177pts. (4)
14.�����Haydock Youth. D. Chadwick. 176pts. (16)
15.�����Cheshire Constabulary. C. Holt. 175pts. (15)
16.�����Douglas Town. G. Higginbottom. 175pts. (18)
17.�����Parr (Richardson Ltd) (St. Helens). J. Ludden. 174pts. (14)
18.�����Besses Boys. J. Powell. 173pts. (19)
19.�����Carrbrook Brass. R. Sykes. 171pts. (8)

Adjudicator: Gareth Thomas.


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