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2013 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Arabian Nights - Fantasy on Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade for Brass Band (Stephen Roberts)

Adjudicator(s):
David Read MBE, Stephen Roberts, Rob Wiffin OBE

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Tredegar Ian Porthouse 8 -
2 Cory Philip Harper 16 -
3 Co-operative Funeralcare Allan Ramsay 14 -
4 Foden's Allan Withington 13 -
5 Fairey Garry Cutt 15 -
6 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 4 -
7 Kirkintilloch David Roberts 10 -
8 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Phillip McCann 9 -
9 Brighouse & Rastrick Prof. David King 5 -
10 Grimethorpe Colliery Luc Vertommen 2 -
11 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 17 -
12 Hepworth Michael Fowles 3 -
13 Milnrow Mareika Gray 7 -
14 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman 11 -
15 Leyland Michael Bach 6 -
16 Reg Vardy Russell Gray 12 -
17 Seindorf Beaumaris Gwyn M Evans 1 -

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 Phillip McCann.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Chris Jeans.

The winning conductor, Ian Porthouse was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Dewi Griffiths, Principal Cornet, Tredegar, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Ian Roberts, Tredegar plus £100.
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy for Best Euphonium: Daniel Thomas, Tredegar plus £100.

Relegated Bands: Reg Vardy, Seindorf Beaumaris  



Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.


Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned


Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


               

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