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2014 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 2014

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Vita Aeterna Variations (Alexander Comitas)

Adjudicator(s):
John Berryman, Paul Cosh, Stephen Roberts

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Black Dyke Prof. Nicholas Childs 13 -
2 Cory Philip Harper 10 -
3 Flowers Paul Holland 5 -
4 Foden's Allan Withington 12 -
5 Desford Colliery Tom Davoren 4 -
6 Hammonds Saltaire Morgan Griffiths 17 -
7 Brighouse & Rastrick Prof. David King 14 -
8 Grimethorpe Colliery Dr Robert Childs 1 -
9 Fairey Garry Cutt 16 -
10 Tredegar Ian Porthouse 15 -
11 Leyland Michael Bach 6 -
12 Milnrow Mareika Gray 7 -
13 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke 8 -
14 Hepworth Mark Peacock 11 -
15 Co-operative Funeralcare Allan Ramsay 2 -
16 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Phillip McCann 9 -
17 Kirkintilloch David Roberts 3 -

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 John McCabe.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Helen MInshull.

The winning conductor, Professor NIcholas Childs was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Zoe Hancock, Flugel, Black Dyke, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Steve Stewart, Black Dyke plus £100.
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy for Best Euphonium: Gary Curtin, Black Dyke plus £100.

Relegated Bands: Hepworth, Virtuosi GUS  



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Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


               

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