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Kidsgrove Scouts and Beeches are DCUK 2012 Champions



The weather could not have better at Mansfield Town FC on Saturday 22nd September for the 33rd British Drum Corps Championships as the 2012 season was bought to an exciting climax.
11 Open Class Corps competed in the Preliminary contest at the beginning of the day to determine which 8 Corps moved forward to the Open Finals and which would compete for the A Class title.  The Company won this "battle" being one whole point clear of Kidsgrove Scouts.
The first Championships of the day was for the Junior Class and Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors were crowned Champions beating off 4 other Corps for their 3rd British title in as many years:
Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors - 64.90
Concord AllStars - 57.10
Black Knights Cadets - 55.75
Thurrock Marching Brass - 50.35
37th Kingswood Cadets - 45.95
Three A Class Corps fought it out for the British A Class title with Beeches taking the honours also winning the Brass, Percussion, Music, Visual and Effect Caption Awards with Phantom Knights getting the Colour Guard Caption Award:
Beeches Performance Ensemble - 51.85
Spirit of Coventry 50.95
Phantom Knights - 48.10
And so the floodlights came on and the 8 Open Class Finalists Corps took to the field.   Once again the audience were entertained superbly by all the units and in a reversal of fortunes from the earlier prelims, and with only 0.15 of a point between them, Kidsgrove Scouts "sneaked" past The Company to win their fourth British title in a row with the Caption Awards being equally split - Kidsgrove winning the Brass, Colour Guard and Effect Caption Awards with The Company taking the Percussion, Visual and Music Awards:  
Kidsgrove Scouts - 84.15
The Company - 84.00
Black Knights - 81.65
Commodores - 71.40
The 6th - 69.75
Nexus - 65.40
Staffordshire Knights - 63.05
Full recaps for the whole day (including Open Class Prelims) can be found on our Results page.
Congratulations to all Corps for providing us with another exciting Drum Corps season and to all the support staff and spectators thank you for supporting the Corps throughout the year
So the planning now starts for 2013 and the 34th consecutive British Drum Corps season from DCUK - The Home of British Drum Corps - we hope to see you there!

23rd September 2012



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