Following consideration of official government advice and medical recommendations issued yesterday, and discussions with the Winter Gardens, the Spring Festival, Grand Shield, Senior Cup and Senior Trophy has been postponed.
We are of course deeply disappointed that we have to postpone our Centenary celebration of this great old contest, but these are exceptional circumstances and the decision has been made with health considerations foremost in our thinking. We hope that by following official Government advice and recommendations, in due course we will be able to reschedule the contests in Blackpool, later this year if possible, and we will keep the bands fully informed.
We will also keep bands involved in the British Open Championships, due to be held at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Saturday 12th September, up to date with information regarding any developments that may affect this competition.
Updates will also be provided on the British Open website www.thebritishopen.net
Martin Mortimer

Grand Shield

TEST PIECE - Dynasty - Peter Graham

FIRST PRIZE £800 and THE GRAND CHALLENGE SHIELD

SECOND PRIZE £600 and THE MIDLAND MUSIC TROPHY

THIRD PRIZE £400 and THE SAXBY TROPHY

FOURTH PRIZE £300

Invited bands
CAMBORNE TOWN
CITY OF HULL BAND
FRIARY BRASS
GUS Band
HEPWORTH
LLWYDCOED
MILNROW
NORTHOP SILVER
OLDHAM BAND (LEES)
PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW
RAINFORD
RATBY CO-OPERATIVE
REDBRIDGE
REG VARDY
ROTHWELL TEMPERANCE
ST DENNIS
WANTAGE
WHITBURN
WINGATES
WOODFALLS

Senior Cup

TEST PIECE Freedom - Hubert Bath

FIRST PRIZE £600 and THE BELLE VUE 100 GUINEA CHALLENGE CUP

SECOND PRIZE £400 and THE JACK FEARNLEY TROPHY

THIRD PRIZE £300

FOURTH PRIZE £200

Invited bands
ASHTON UNDER LYNE
BLACKBURN AND DARWEN
CITY OF BRADFORD
CITY OF CARDIFF (MELINGRIFFITH)
DALMELLINGTON
DERWENT BRASS
ELLAND SILVER
FILTON CONCERT BRASS
JAGUAR LAND ROVER
KINGDOM BRASS
KIRKINTILLOCH
NEWTONGRANGE SILVER
ROCHE BRASS
SHEPHERD GROUP
SKELMANTHORPE
TCTC GROUP BAND
THORESBY COLLIERY
VERNON BUILDING SOCIETY POYNTON
VERWOOD CONCERT BRASS

Senior Trophy

TEST PIECE Life Devine Cyril Jenkins

FIRST PRIZE £600 and THE SENIOR TROPHY

SECOND PRIZE £400 and THE N.W.C.B.B.A. TROPHY

THIRD PRIZE £300

FOURTH PRIZE £200

Invited bands
AVELEY & NEWHAM
BO’NESS & CARRIDEN
BOARSHURST
BURRY PORT TOWN
CROFTON SILVER
EASINGTON COLLIERY
EAST LONDON BRASS
ECCLES BOROUGH
FISHURN
HATFIELD &ASKERN COLLIERY
JACKFIELD
LYDBROOK
MARSDEN SILVER PRIZE
ROBERTS BAKERY
THUNDERSLEY BRASS
TYLORSTOWN
UNISON KINNEIL
UNITE THE UNION
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