Contest Schedule

DCUK Event - British Drum Corps Championships

Saturday 21st September

40th British Drum Corps Championships
Halton Stadium, Widnes, Cheshire
Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire. WA8 7DZ



Doors open: 12:00
Prelim starts: 13:00
DrumLine Battles: 16:00
Junior Class Finals: 17:30
A Class Finals: 17:54
Open Class Finals: 18:48
DrumLine Battle Final: 20:50

All Results: 21:15
Please note all times when posted are approximate 


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Timetable for the day - available here (pdf)



Junior Class Corps

Concord AllStars
Thurrock Marching Brass



Open Class Corps

Dynamnic Vibe
East Coast Elite
Kidsgrove Scouts
Starriders (DE)
The Pacemakers
Vikings (IRE)


Ticket Information £18.00 - Gold (padded seats) (Same price on the day)
£13.00 - Silver (£15 on the day)
£8.00 - Bronze (£10 on the day)
£FREE - Bronze Under 13

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Judge Information


Open Prelims / Junior Finals

Open Finals

Field Brass Bill Dallman Gary Roylance
Field Percussion Junior van Aerde Lee Court
Ensemble Music Douglas Caldwell Ian Lyall
Field Visual Brendon Hoye Clive Burd
Ensemble Visual Russell Malley Ivan Balchin
Colour Guard Tony Lees Barry Davis
Music Effect Ian Lyall Douglas Caldwell
Visual Effect Barry Davis (O) / Ivan Balchin (J)  Russell Malley


Travel Information

PLEASE NOTE: The new bridge across the River Mersey linking Runcorn & Widnes is now open and so a Toll Charge is payable to cross this bridge or the old existing one - more details can be found at

How to get to the Halton Stadium

From the M62
* Exit at Junction 7
* Take A568 dual carriageway towards Widnes (Following brown signs to Halton Stadium)
* Keep right after junction onto Ashley Way (A562)
* Take 2nd exit off roundabout (McDonald’s on the right)
* Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.

From Runcorn & the South
* Cross Widnes/Runcorn Bridge (A533)
* Follow signs to Widnes (A562)
* At roundabout take 3rd exit towards Widnes Town Centre
* Take first left following brown signs to Halton Stadium (McDonald’s on the right)
* Take 2nd exit off mini-roundabout into Lowerhouse Lane.

Spectator Parking

Unfortunately DCUK cannot offer entry to the on-site car park on the day due to usage by coaches, contest staff and equipment trucks.

However, the Municipal Car Park situated on Caldwell Road is only a five minute walk from the Select Security Stadium and offers free parking as an added bonus. 

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