Contest Schedule

DCUK Event - British Drum Corps Championships

Saturday 22nd September

2018 British Drum Corps Championships
Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Cheshire
Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire. WA8 7DZ


(Home to Widnes Vikings Rugby League team and Liverpool Ladies FC)


Doors open: 12:30
Prelim starts: 13:30
SoundSport: 17:00
Junior Class Finals: 17:30
A Class Finals: 18:06
Open Class Finals: 19:00
DrumLine Battle Final: 20:55
All Results: 21:15
Please note all times when posted are approximate 


Keep up to date with all the happenings at:


Ticket sales - available here

Timetable for the day - available here 



Junior Class Corps

Cadence Acadamy
Concord AllStars
Thurrock Marching Brass



Open Class Corps

East Coast Elite
Kidsgrove Scouts
The Company
The Pacemakers
The 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

Ticket sales - available here


Judge Information




Field Visual Clive Burd Helen Bassett
Ensemble Visual Russell Malley Ivan Balchin
Visual Effect Ivan Balchin Barry Davis
Colour Guard Barry Davis Tony Lees
Field Music Gary Roylance Elmar Zwart
Ensemble Music Twan Trienekens Maria Fennessy
Music Effect Douglas Caldwell Ian Lyall
Field Percussion Erwin van Gemert Erwin van Gemert


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

Also please note that on Saturday night (22nd Sept) there is a scheduled road closure on the M6 between Junctions 13 and 15 and the road will possibly remain closed most of Sunday!

How to get to the Select Security Stadium Halton

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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