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2005 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2005

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
The Night to Sing (Bramwell Tovey)

Adjudicator(s):
Nigel Boddice, Derek Broadbent, William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 13 -
2 Buy As You View Band Dr. Robert Childs 16 -
3 YBS Band Prof. David King 14 -
4 Fairey FP (Music) Band Simon Stonehouse 9 -
5 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 12 -
6 Fodens Richardson Garry Cutt 18 -
7 Brighouse & Rastrick James Gourlay 6 -
8 Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Mark Bentham 2 -
9 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 17 -
10 Scottish Co-op Frank Renton 15 -
11 Whitburn Andrew Duncan 3 -
12 Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Allan Withington 4 -
13 Kirkintilloch Steve Bastable 8 -
14 Sellers International Philip McCann 7 -
15 Brass Band of Central Florida Michael J. Garasi 11 -
16 Desford Colliery Major Peter Parkes 1 -
17 Ashton under Lyne Philip Chalk 9 -
18 Tredegar Thomas Wyss 5 -

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 Paul Hindmarsh.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Alun F. Williams.

The winning conductor, Dr Nicholas Childs was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

David Thornton, Euphonium, Black Dyke won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Michelle Ibbotson, Buy As You View

Relegated: Tredegar & Sellers International 



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