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2004 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 18, 2004

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Contest Music (Wilfred Heaton), Montage (Peter Graham), St. Magnus (Kenneth Downie)

Adjudicator(s):
Philip Sparke, Michael Ball, David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Foden's Richardson
Contest Music
Garry Cutt 12 -
2 Buy As You View
St. Magnus
Dr. Robert Childs 2 -
3 Scottish Co-op
St. Magnus
Ian McElligott 18 -
4 Kirkintilloch
Montage
Steve Bastable 16 -
5 Sellers International
Montage
Phillip McCann 13 -
6 Black Dyke
Montage
Dr. Nicholas Childs 6 -
7 Desford Colliery
Contest Music
Major Peter Parkes 17 -
8 Reg Vardy (Ever Ready)
St Magnus
Ray Farr 19 -
9 Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal
Contest Music
Frank Renton 9 -
10 Dalewool Auckland (NZ)
Montage
Nigel E. Weeks 4 -
11 Brighouse & Rastrick
Contest Music
James Gourlay 5 -
12 Fairey FP (Music)
Contest Music
Allan Withington 11 -
13 Whitburn
Contest Music
Andrew Duncan 10 -
14 Yorkshire Building Society
Contest Music
Prof. David King 8 -
15 Rothwell Temperance
Contest Music
David Roberts 8 -
16 Cwmaman Institute Silver (Tower Colliery)
Montage
John Hudson 1 -
17 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel
Contest Music
John Hinckley 3 -
18 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
Contest Music
Brian Grant 7 -
19 Tredegar
St Magnus
Russell Gray 15 -

Prizes:

1st: £3,000 plus the British Open Challenge Trophy and the Belle Vue Challenge Cup.
2nd: £2,000 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,500 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £1,000 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £500 plus the John Gladney Trophy.
6th: £400 plus the William Rimmer Trophy.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Philip Wilby.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Paul Fensom.

The winning conductor, Garry Cutt was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist: Sellers International — Principal Cornet: Raf Van Looveren, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Relegated Bands:
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery & Cwmaman Institute Silver (Tower Colliery) 



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