The Kidsgrove Scouts extended their British title in Mansfield Saturday. In a truly thrilling battle with rival The Company, Kidsgrove won the Open Class with a score of 84.15.

The Kidsgrove Scouts extended their British title in Mansfield Saturday. In a truly thrilling battle with rival The Company, Kidsgrove won the Open Class with a score of 84.15.

The weather could not have been better at Mansfield Town FC on Saturday for the 33rd British Drum Corps Championships as the 2012 season was brought to an exciting climax. The Company was strongest in Prelims, but in the evening the Kidsgrove Scouts passed them. Both brought a phenomenal show to the stadium of Mansfield, and the difference was minimal. Kidsgrove scored 84.15 points, while The Company received 84.00 points. Kidsgrove won the Brass, Colour Guard and Effect Caption awards with The Company taking the Percussion, Visual and Music awards.

The Black Knights came third (81.65), followed by the Commodores (71.40), The 6th (69.75), Nexus (69.75), Staffordshire Knights (63:05) and Revolution (54.15). In the A-Class, first place went to Beeches, and the winners of the Junior Class were the Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors.
 
All scores can be found on www.dcuk.org.uk and on the European ranking page www.drumcorpseurope.org/scores.