Following the news of the announcement of the test-pieces to be used at the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Festival Championships in Skegness, the event organisers has released further competition details.
British Open Solo and Quartet Championships
With the permission of the British Open contest owners Martin and Karyn Mortimer, Butlins will once again host the British Open Solo & Quartet Championships of Great Britain, with the Senior Solo Champion claiming a £500 first prize.
There will be a first prize of £300 to the Intermediate Slow Melody winner (under 17), with £200 to the Junior Slow Melody winner (under 12). The Senior Quartet victor will receive £500, and the newly crowned Junior Quartet (under 17) will claim £200.
A British Open spokesperson told 4BR: "We are delighted that such an important event is continuing in the banding calendar, and that it is being so generously supported by Butlins."
In response, Butlins Contest Advisor Stan Lippeatt added: "We were honoured to be able to reinstate such a prestigious event, one that has such a remarkable history since it was founded by Harry Mortimer CBE.
We're also excited to be able to develop its future and look forward to once again welcoming players from around the banding world."
We are delighted that such an important event is continuing in the banding calendar, and that it is being so generously supported by ButlinsBritish Open spokesperson
Get in touch
Competitors interested in competing in each of the solo and quartet events should contact Judith Beckett at: for more information.
The Butlins Youth Band Festival which takes places on Sunday 12th January will also feature a generous prize fund of £2,300, with enquiries for entry to be directed to:
Butlins Contest Administrator,
27 Dutton Avenue,