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1942 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 5, 1942

Venue:
Kings Hall, Belle Vue , Manchester

Test piece:
Lorenzo or Pageantry

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind and Frank Wright

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey Aviation (Pageantry)H. Mortimer9185
2Bickershaw Colliery (Pageantry)W. Haydock11182
3City of Coventry (Lorenzo)H. Heyes6175
4Brighouse & Rastrick (Lorenzo)H. Mortimer13173
5Creswell Colliery(Pageantry)H.Moss5170
6Yorkshire Copperworks (Lorenzo)J. Elliott7167
-Barrow Shipyard (Lorenzo)H. Sutcliffe1-
-Carlton Main Frickley (Lorenzo)A. E. Bodrick15-
-Cory (Lorenzo)R. Little3-
-Firbeck Colliery (Lorenzo)A. Hilton 4-
-Grimethorpe Colliery (Lorenzo)G. Thompson10-
-Harton Colliery (Lorenzo)J. Atherton16-
-Horden Colliery (Lorenzo)J. D. Scoins12-
-ICI (Alkali) (Lorenzo)H. Mortimer14-
-Parc & Dare (Lorenzo)H. Bebb2-
-Pemberton Old (Lorenzo)J. N. Fairhurst17-
-Sankey's Castle Works (Lorenzo)J. Greenwood8-
-Yorkshire Copperworks (Lorenzo)J. Elliott7-

James Brier was appointed referee.

The bands who performed "Pageantry" did not have to perform the second movement, "Cortege".

Prizes:

1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £12
4th: £8
5th: £6
6th: £4

A Gold Medal valued at 2 Guineas was presented to each top six band.

The winning band gave a short concert after the presentation of the prizes, that included a selection of their own choice and a hymn tune as well as a BBC broadcast on the 26th September.

At the end of the contest, Miss Gracie Cole, winner of the Alexander Owen Memorial Scholorship played a solo with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.  



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