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1998 British Open Championships

Date:
Sunday, September 6, 1998

Venue:
Birmingham Symphony Hall

Test piece:
Diversions on a Bass Theme (George Lloyd)

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, John Iveson, William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Williams FaireyJames Gourlay16198
2Fodens CourtoisNicholas Childs18197
3Brighouse & RastrickAllan Withington15196
4Grimethorpe CollieryMajor Peter Parkes17195
5MarpleGarry Cutt4194
6JJB Sports LeylandRichard Evans5193
7TredegarJames Scott11-
8Black DykeJames Watson7-
9BTGrham O'Conner10-
10Yorkshire Building SocietyDavid King8-
11NSK-RHP RansomeBrian Grant21-
12CWS GlasgowHoward Snell20-
13Just Rentals CoryJeremy Wise19-
14FlowersBryan Hurdley12-
15WingatesChris Wormald9-
16Desford CollieryFrank Renton2-
17Besses o' th' BarnDerek Broadbent13-
18Sellers InternationalAlan Morrison14-
19RothwellSimon Wood6-
20WhitburnArchie Hutchinson3-
21GUSMelvin White1-

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 Edward Gregson.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Christopher Wormald.

The winning conductor, James Gourlay was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Martin Irwin, Soprano, Brighouse & Rastrick, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus '100.

Points were only awarded to the top six placed bands.

No bands were relegated. 



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.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


               

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