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British Open

Sat 17th Jan 1998

Test Piece: Whitsun Wakes
- Michael Ball
Adjudicators: David Read, James Williams, William Relton
Venue: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Yorkshire Building Society David King 11 199
2 Williams Fairey James Gourlay 10 198
3 CWS Glasgow Howard Snell 8 197
4 NSK RHP Ransome Brian Grant 2 194
5 Grimethorpe Colliery Peter Parkes 7 193
6 Tredegar James Scott 3 192
7 Cory Jeremy Wise 16
8 JJB Sports Leyland Richard Evans 14
9 Fodens Courtois Nicholas Childs 13
10 Brighouse & Rastrick Allan Withington 4
11 Marple Garry Cutt 15
12 Sellers Engineering Alan Morrison 9
13 Whitburn Richard Adams 8
14 Rothwell Thomas Wyss 17
15 Desford Colliery Frank Renton 6
16 Besses o' th' Barn Derek Broadbent 1
17 Rigid Containers GUS John Berryman 12
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1st: £2,500 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.

Due to the death of Diana Princess of Wales, the 1997 contest was moved to January 1998. Some bands were unable to compete due to the change of dates.

The Polypipe Rossington Band withdrew before the contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to James Williams.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Gordon Evans.

The winning conductor, David King was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Ian Porthouse, Cornet, Yorkshire Building Society, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Points were only awarded to the top six placed bands.

No bands were relegated.

British Open and Qualifying

Printed from https://brassbandresults.co.uk/