CONTEST RESULTS

Besson Swiss Open

Date: 20 Sep 2014
Venue: Concert Hall, Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne
Adjudicator(s): Maurice Hamers, Matthias Höfs, Howard Lorriman, Philip Sparke, Laurent Tinguely
Test piece: Age of Innocence (Howard Lorriman)

Pos Band Conductor Test Piece Entertainment Total
Draw Points Pos Draw Points Pos points
1 Brass Band Treize Etoiles James Gourlay 10 174 2 2 177 1 351
Russian Easter Festival Overture (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov arr ? ?)
2 Valaisia Brass Band Arsène Duc 176 1 166 6 342
3 Brass Band Berner Oberland Corsin Tuor 169 3 170 5 339
4 Wallberg Band Professor Garry E Cutt 168 4 171 4 339
5 Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern Michael Bach 9 161 8 1 175 2 336
6 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan François Roh 158 9 175 2 333
7 Brass Band Luzerner Hinterland Hervé Grélat 168 4 162 7 330
8 Brass Band Fribourg A Frédéric Théodoloz 167 6 159 9 326
9 Oberaargauer Brass Band A Russell Gray 162 7 160 8 322
10 Ensemble de Cuivres Mélodia Stéphane Duboux 1 150 10 10 158 10 308

Best performance of contest march: Wallberg Band (playing ?)
Best performance of orchestral transcription: Brass Band Treize Etoiles (playing Russian Easter Festival Overture (Rimsky-Korsakov arr ?))

For the entertainment programme, bands were required to play an ochestral transcription, plus a march composed by a composer from a prescribed list.

The adjudicators were in separate boxes and each awarded placings for each band for both the set test piece and the orchestral transcription.  1st place is then converted to 60 points, 2nd place 59 points, and so on.  The highest and lowest marks awarded to each band were discarded and hence a maximum of 360 points (2 x 180) were available.  Points scored for the own choice march were not included in the overall mark and were for the purpose of deciding the special march prize only.