2018 All England International Masters Cancelled 

The organisers of the All England International Masters Championship have confirmed that they have taken the decision to cancel the 2018 contest. 

Philip Biggs stated that despite extensive efforts by Richard Franklin and himself over the past six months, they had reluctantly concluded that the event, which was to be held at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on 27th May, was no longer viable. He commented, "It's been a difficult decision to make, although we are determined to explore other avenues to host the event in 2019. A few years ago we had to cancel the contest due to circumstances beyond our control, but returned. I am a banding optimist so we will now look into a number of other options to hopefully seek its return in 2019." 

Philip confirmed that bands which entered this year will be refunded their entry fees in full, adding, "We have enjoyed great support from bands over the years and we would like to place on record our thanks to them all. We will be keeping people updated of progress." 
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