British Sequence Championships

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A photo taken of the 2007 British Sequence Championships, held in the Empress ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

The British Sequence Championships are ballroom dancing championships for adults and children held annually in Blackpool, England.

The championships for adults take place as part of the Blackpool Sequence Dance Festival and have been running since 1949.[1] They are held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Dancers compete in up to five sequence dances determined by the organiser each year for the titles. The British Championship is seen as the highlight of the year, not only because it is "one of the country's most prestigious titles",[2] but also due to the grandeur of the location.

The Blackpool Sequence Dance Festival incorporates a popular competition day for children on the Saturday,[3] followed by inventive competitions for professionals and the British Sequence Championships for Professional, Amateur Classical Sequence (previously "Old Time"), Amateur Modern Sequence, Senior Classical Sequence and Under 21s Classical Sequence. The championship events are granted by the British Dance Council and are run under their rules.[4] The festival celebrated its 60th year in 2009.[5]

Entrants to the Championships predominantly come from Great Britain, although many Irish dance schools have attended the festival over the years.[6] Entrants have also come from as far away as Japan and Australia.[7]

The British Sequence Championships for children takes place as part of the Blackpool Junior Dance Festival, running since 1947.[8] They start on Easter Monday each year and run for a week. Until 2010, when increasing numbers prompted a move to the Empress Ballroom, they had been held at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool Tower. The events incorporate the Juvenile Classical Sequence Championship, the Junior Classical Sequence Championship and the Junior Modern Sequence Championship.

Famous entrants to the championships include a young Cheryl Cole[9] and former World Amateur Ballroom Champion Jonathon Crossley with partner Kylie Jones.

British Amateur Sequence Champions[edit]

Year Classical Champions Runner up 3rd Modern Champions Runner up 3rd
2014 Liam Pywell, Alexandra Stainton Meghan Christie, Alex Lambert Simon Hartland, Natalie Cuomo Tyrone Thiara, Kateryna Iaritenko Liam Pywell, Alexandra Stainton Simon Hartland, Natalie Cuomo
2013 Liam Pywell, Alexandra Stainton Andrew Davies, Chloe Helmore Daniel Cretney, Georgia Wilkins Tyrone Thiara, Jasmine Stickley Adam Bynert, Emily Bynert Ian Whyatt, Leah-Marie Hill
2012 Philip Rawcliffe, Hannah Roberts Adam Bynert, Emily Bynert Liam Pywell, Alexandra Stainton Philip Rawcliffe, Hannah Roberts Adam Bynert, Emily Bynert Ian Whyatt, Leah-Marie Hill
2011 Luke Shepherd, Joanne Pearson Philip Rawcliffe, Hannah Roberts Andrew Davies, Jazzmyne Luke Philip Rawcliffe, Hannah Roberts Andrew Davies, Jazzmyne Luke James Chew, Sophie Chilton
2010 Martin Bird, Sarah Ward Jones[10] Marcus Mitchell, Lily Plowman Luke Shepherd, Joanne Pearson Marcus Mitchell, Lily Plowman Philip Rawcliffe, Hannah Roberts James Chew, Sophie Chilton
2009[7][11] Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson Martin Bird, Sarah Ward Jones Marcus Mitchell, Lily Plowman Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson[7][12] Marcus Mitchell, Lily Plowman Martin Bird, Sarah Ward Jones
2008[13] Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson[14] Martin Bird, Sarah Ward Jones Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson Martin Bird, Sarah Ward Jones Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle
2007[15] Martin Bird, Gemma Clunie[16] Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson Martin Bird, Gemma Clunie Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle
2006[17] Lee Godwin, Amy Turner[18] Martin Bird, Gemma Clunie Adam Duffie, Joanne Pearson Martin Bird, Gemma Clunie[16] Lee Godwin, Amy Turner Callam Thomson, Hayley Telfer
2005[19] Lee Godwin, Amy Turner Martin Bird, Gemma Clunie Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle Lee Godwin, Amy Turner[19] Martin Bird, Gemma Clunie Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle
2004 Richard Finlow, Natalie Hill Richard Finlow, Natalie Hill
2003 Neil Bradfield, Tara Harrison Neil Bradfield, Tara Harrison
2002 Neil Bradfield, Tara Harrison Neil Bradfield, Tara Harrison
2001 Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting
2000 Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Jonathan Luckcuck, Natalie Hill Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Jonathan Luckcuck, Natalie Hill
1999 Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting
1998 Mr P Jenkins, Miss E Williamson Mr C Bedwell, Miss A Painting Mr P Painting, Miss E Hanson Mr P Jenkins, Miss E Williamson Mr C Bedwell, Miss A Painting Mr P Paining, Miss E Hanson
1997 Mr P Maddison, Miss N Cope Mr P Maddison, Miss N Cope
1996 Mr R Finnegan, Miss J Lloyd Mr A Billingham, Miss S Jeanne
1995 Mr R Finnegan, Miss J Lloyd Mr R Finnegan, Miss J Lloyd
1994 Mr A Hibberd, Miss J Grew Mr P Blackburn, Miss H Blackburn
1993 Mr D Park, Miss A Kilgour Mr A Hibberd, Miss J Grew
1992 Mr M O'Callaghan, Miss E Dodds Mr D Park, Miss A Kilgour
1991 Mr M Habergham, Miss R Simpson Mr R Paull, Miss L Smallman
1990 Mr M Burke and Miss M Burke Mr R Paull, Miss L Smallman
1989 Mr and Mrs G Ryan Mr M Luttinen, Miss C Jones
1988 Mr R Heppenstall, Miss M Prigmore Mr M Habergham, Miss R Simpson
1987 Mr R Heppenstall, Miss M Prigmore Mr M Burke, Miss M Burke
1986 Mr and Mrs G Court Mr G Ryan, Miss J Perry
1985 Mr M Paton, Miss J Davies Mr P Schrauwen, Miss T Thornton
1984 Mr M Paton, Miss J Davies Mr M Paton, Miss J Davies
1983 Mr J Tebb, Miss J Harris Mr G Tierney, Miss A Powell
1982 Mr J Tebb, Miss J Harris Mr and Mrs P Ainsley
1981 Mr I Cairns, Miss T Shiner Mr and Mrs P Ainsley
1980 Mr G Thomson, Miss P Stokes Mr M Habergham, Miss M Prigmore
1979 Mr S Baish, Miss K Boote Mr and Mrs M McLean
1978 Mr S Baish, Miss K Boote Mr and Mrs M McLean
1977 Mr J M Hugh, Miss D Neilson Mr and Mrs M McLean
1976 Mr and Mrs T W Packard Mr J Millar, Miss A Little (1st championship)
1975 Mr and Mrs T W Packard
1974 Mr and Mrs B Earnshaw
1973 Mr G Waite, Miss K Pople
1972 Mr G Waite, Miss K Pople
1971 Mr and Mrs J Bignell
1970 Mr N Monk, Miss C Richards
1969 Mr R J Walford, Miss M Gane
1968 Mr A P Harley, Miss C A Knott
1967 Mr A P Harley, Miss C A Knott
1966 Mr and Mrs G Watkins
1965 Mr and Mrs G Watkins
1964 Mr N R Boswell, Miss A M Parkinson
1963 Mr L T Norton, Miss C Wightman
1962 Mr L T Norton, Miss C Wightman
1961 Mr D Tonks, Miss B Bates
1960 Mr D Tonks, Miss B Bates
1959 Mr and Mrs B Elsdon
1958 Mr L Norton, Miss S V Billington
1957 Mr D Young, Miss S Buckley
1956 Mr D Young, Miss S Buckley
1955 Mr and Mrs J R Briggs
1954 Mr and Mrs Blanchard
1953 Mr and Mrs E Bird
1952 Mr and Mrs E Bird
1951 Mr and Mrs A Wellings
1950 Mr and Mrs A Wellings
1949 Mr and Mrs J Stead
1948 Mr and Mrs J Stead
1947 Mr and Mrs J Stead
1946 Mr and Mrs W Francis (1st championship)

British Under 21s, Professional and Senior Sequence Champions[20][edit]

Year Under 21's Professional Senior
2014 Meghan Christie, Alex Lambert (competition) Andrew Davies, Clare Rushby Adrian Hibberd, Sharon Alflatt
2013 Jemma Davies, Emma Gough Martin & Sarah Bird Adrian Hibberd, Sharon Alflatt
2012 Adam Bynert, Emily Bynert Martin & Sarah Bird Stuart Rowley, Diane Palmer
2011 James Chew, Sophie Chilton Neil & Tara Bradfield Stuart Rowley, Diane Palmer
2010 Philip Rawcliffe, Hannah Roberts No competition Stuart Rowley, Diane Palmer
2009[7] Marcus Mitchell, Lily Plowman[21] No competition Stuart Rowley, Diane Palmer[11]
2008[13] Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Brian Marshall, Lynn Marshall
2007[15] Callam Thomson, Sophie Thomson No competition Brian Marshall, Lynn Marshall
2006[17] Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Lee Ash, Linda Ash
2005[19] Scott Hanson, Vicky Lentle Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Robert Hall, Diane Black[18]
2004 Lee Godwin, Amy Turner Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Mr and Mrs P Whithey-Tebby
2003 Mr L Godwin, Miss H Dobbins No competition Mr and Mrs D Fellows
2002 Mr A Mollart, Miss C Latter No competition Mr and Mrs D Fellows
2001 Mr A Mollart, Miss C Latter Darren Park,[22] Kelly Williams Mr and Mrs D Fellows
2000 Mr L Penaluna, Miss V Carruthers (competition) Mr M Habergham, Miss J Burnett Mr and Mrs J Bruss
1999 No competition No competition Mr and Mrs J Bruss
1998 Mr C Park, Miss N Bloxham Mr A Billingham, Miss Z Smith[23] Mr and Mrs J Bruss
1997 Mr N Bradfield, Miss T Harrison Philip Blackburn, Helen Blackburn[24] Mr D Roberts, Miss G Ferns O'Conner
1996 Mr C Bedwell, Miss A Painting Darren Park, Sharon McCann[25] Mr D Roberts, Miss G Ferns O'Conner
1995 Mr R Finlow, Miss E Smith Darren Park, Andrea Kilgour[25] Mr D Roberts, Miss G Ferns O'Conner
1994 Mr A Billingham, Miss E Edwards Darren Park, Andrea Kilgour[25] Mr and Mrs J Thorne
1993 Mr G Allen, Miss S Jephcote Mr and Mrs R Heppenstall Mr and Mrs J Thorne
1992 Mr R Finnigan, Miss J Lloyd Mr R Heppenstall, Miss M Prigmore Mr and Mrs T Dibble
1991 Mr D Park, Miss A Kilgour Mr M Paton, Miss J Davies Mr and Mrs T Dibble
1990 Mr R Paull, Miss L Smallman Mr M Paton, Miss J Davies Mr and Mrs T Dibble
1989 Mr P Blackburn, Miss S Ward Mr B Jones, Miss E Starkey Mr and Mrs T Dibble
1988 Mr M Herring, Miss D Crossley Mr B Jones, Miss E Starkey Mr and Mrs S Simner
1987 Mr P Keough, Miss K Farrelly (1st championship) Mr B Jones, Miss E Starkey Mr and Mrs S Simner
1986 Mr M O'Callaghan, Miss E Dodds Mr B Jones, Miss E Starkey Mr and Mrs S Simner
1985 Mr and Mrs W Packard Mr and Mrs S Gregg
1984 Mr and Mrs W Packard Mr and Mrs T Kane
1983 Mr M Woolley, Miss K Taylor Mr and Mrs W Packard Mr and Mrs J Lincoln
1982 Mr and Mrs W Packard Mr and Mrs J Lincoln
1981 Mr and Mrs G Waite Mr and Mrs S Stewart
1980 Mr N Ashton and Miss D Cooper Mr and Mrs G Waite Mr and Mrs A Farrell
1979 Mr and Mrs B Earnshaw Mr and Mrs A Farrell
1978 Mr and Mrs B Earnshaw Mr and Mrs K Baron
1977 Mr G Waite, Miss J Pople Mr and Mrs K Baron
1976 Mr G Waite, Miss J Pople Mr and Mrs R V Wilson
1975 Mr and Mrs R Muldoon Mr and Mrs R V Wilson
1974 Mr J Hall, Miss D Mayo Mr and Mrs R McInnes
1973 Mr J Hall, Miss D Mayo Mr and Mrs R McInnes
1972 Mr and Mrs R Walford Mr K Williams, Mrs E Edwards
1971 Mr and Mrs R Walford Mr K Williams, Mrs E Edwards
1970 Mr and Mrs G Watkins Mr S Wright, Miss K Keelan
1969 Mr and Mrs G Watkins Mr S Wright, Miss K Keelan
1968 Mr and Mrs G Watkins Mr S Wright, Miss K Keelan
1967 Mr and Mrs D C Stead Mr and Mrs F Westbrook
1966 Mr D Young, Miss S Buckley Mr and Mrs F Westbrook
1965 Mr D Young, Miss S Buckley Mr and Mrs E Holroyd (1st championship)
1964 Mr D Young, Miss S Buckley
1963 Mr K Park, Miss M Whiteside
1962 Mr K Park, Miss M Whiteside
1961 Mr and Mrs J R Briggs
1960 Mr and Mrs J R Briggs
1959 Mr J Rigby, Mrs F Newbegin
1958 Mr J Rigby, Mrs F Newbegin
1957 Mr J Rigby, Mrs F Newbegin
1956 Mr M Fletcher, Miss M Burrows
1955 Mr A Halford, Miss M Robinson
1954 Tie: Mr A Halford, Miss M Robinson

and Mr R Stanley, Miss J Keeler

1953 Mr R Stanley, Miss J Keeler
1952 Mr H Hulley, Miss D Edwards
1951 Mr H Hulley, Miss D Edwards (1st championship)

Juvenile and Junior British Champions[edit]

Year Juvenile Classical Sequence Junior Classical Sequence Junior Modern Sequence
2014[26] Scarlett Houston, Sadie Quinn Harry Eyre, Amber Brunton Harry Eyre, Amber Brunton
2013 Scott Wilson, Emily Brown Carly Goldsborough, Danielle Forster Georgia Wilkins, Leoni Maltby
2012 Lewis Frobisher, Georgia Aspinall Jordan-Marie Storey, Leah-Marie Hill Jordan-Marie Storey, Leah-Marie Hill
2011 Lewis Frobisher, Georgia Aspinall Jordan-Marie Storey, Leah-Marie Hill Jordan-Marie Storey, Leah-Marie Hill
2010[27] Georgia Wilkins, Leoni Maltby Adam Bynert, Emily Howarth Adam Bynert, Emily Howarth
2009[28] Georgia Wilkins, Leoni Maltby[14] James Chew, Georgia Carr James Chew, Georgia Carr
2008[29] Jordan-Marie Storey, Leah-Marie Hill[30] Andrew Davies, Rachel Pipe Kristopher Turner, Hannah Cartern
2007[31] Stephen Rodgers, Grace Warren Chloe Vincent, Jade Ward Emily Bynert, Sophie Thomson
2006[32] Laura Rapley, Laura Hollies Josh Dobbins, Lauren Storey Josh Dobbins, Lauren Storey
2005 Samantha McNally, Sophie Vincent Callam Thomson, Christina Francotte Callam Thomson, Christina Francotte
2004 Andrew Davies, Rachael Pipe Adam Duffie, Joanne Pearson Callam Thomson, Christina Francotte
2003 Emily Bynert, Sophie Thomson Adam Duffie, Joanne Pearson Adam Duffie, Joanne Pearson
2002 Hannah Leggett, Megan Tebb Ashley Godfrey, Emily Dickerson Ashley Godfrey, Emily Dickerson
2001 Jessica Bynert, Leigh-Anne Barrowclough Adam Mollart, Clare Latter Adam Mollart, Clare Latter
2000[33] Joanne Pearson, Rachael Gray Adam Mollart, Clare Latter Adam Mollart, Clare Latter
1999 Louise Lane, Melissa Ryland Lee Penaluna, Samantha Dyde Lee Penaluna, Samantha Dyde
1998 Samantha Markland, Georgina Day Lee Penaluna, Susan Harris Alan O’Brien, Lora Dolan
1997 Adam Mollart, Clare Latter Christopher Park, Kelly Williams Paul Latimer, Nicola Bloxham
1996 Helen Alexander, Lucy Palmer Paul Penaluna, Ceri Parker Lee Dudman, Rachel Turnball
1995[34] Paul Johnson, Louise Hurmson Darren Clowes, Tara Harrison Darren Clowes, Tara Harrison
1994 Alan O'Brien, Laura Dolan Craig Bedwell, Angela Painting Gary O'Brien, Joanne McKeown
1993 Stephanie Bailey, Gemma Bynert Thomas Bowen, Anwen Paull Thomas Bowen, Anwen Paull
1992 Paul McCann, Laura O'Brien Thomas Bowen, Nicola Cope Marc O'Conner, Linda McCann
1991 Paul McCann, Laura O'Brien Ben Cork, Sharon Jephcote Ben Cork, Sharon Jephcote (1st championship)
1990 Gary O'Brien, Joanne McKeown Gary Allen, Sharon Jephcote
1989 James Kershaw, Claire Telford (1st championship) Richard Paull, Linda Smallman
1988 Richard Gregory, Sara Martin
1987 Richard Gregory, Sara Martin
1986 Graham Clare, Kay Farrelly
1985 Sammy Cooper, Sharon Elson
1984 Timothy Brown, Jayne Peters
1983 Timothy Brown, Nicola Drake
1982 Mark and Michelle Burke
1981 Mark and Michelle Burke
1980 Warren Boote, Helena Tranter
1979 Mark Paton, Jaqueline Davis
1978 Barry Usher, Sharon Newman
1977 Neil Ashton, Lynn Brassington
1976 Martin Elly, Jayne Whitehead
1975 Stephen Baish, Shani Smith
1974 James Millar, Carol Pate
1973 James Millar, Carol Pate
1972 Kevin Marfleet, Joy Dance
1971 Raymond Walbancke, Patricia Cornley
1970 Paul Shaw, Joy Driver
1969 Alan Goode, Susan Hartland
1968 Bark Beese, Sylvia Melling
1967 Brian Marshall, Christine Harrington
1966 Brian Marshall, June Cross
1965 Geoffrey Fitt, Valerie Ralph
1964 Ian Hayward, Linda Hawkes
1963 Robert Ashton, Dorethy Froggatt
1962 Kenneth Walker, Marie Freestone
1961 Brian A Alcock, Christine A Cash
1960 Michael Belk, Anita Gent
1959 Geoffrey Donovan, Linda Walpole
1958 Alan Hancock, Margaret Batty

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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