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1989 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 9, 1989

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
Diversions for Brass Band, Derek Bourgeois

Adjudicator(s):
Geoffrey Brand, Bernard Keeffe & David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Kennedy's Swinton ConcertG. Cutt9193
2Hammonds SauceG. Whitham4191
3Leyland DAFR. Evans10190
4John Foster Black Dyke MillsD. King19189
5Grimethorpe CollieryF. Renton6188
6British Aerospace WingatesD. James8187
7Sun LifeR. Newsome16186
8Williams Fairey EngineeringP. Parkes14185
-Asphaltic NewhamN. Taken5-
-Brighouse & RastrickD. Broadbent13-
-Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell1-
-CWS (Glasgow)M. Antrobus7-
-Desford Colliery CaterpillarJ. Watson18-
-Ever ReadyR. Payne3-
-IMI Yorkshire ImperialJ. Scott2-
-Jaguar Cars City of CoventryR. Farr11-
-Point of Ayr Colliery (EIMCO)P. Mottershead17-
-Rigid Container GroupB. Tovey15-
-Sellers EngineeringP. McCann12-

Prizes:

1st: £3,000 plus the British Open Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £2,000 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,000 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £500 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £400
6th: £300

The prize money was donated by Yorkshire Bank.

The Iles Medal was awarded to James Shepperd.

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

Rigid Container Group, Point of Ayr Colliery and CWS Glasgow were relegated.

Desford Colliery did not enter the 1990 contest. 



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


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

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


Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)


Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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