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1948 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1948

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Music for Brass, Denis Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind, Herbert Bennett, George Turner

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1CWS (Manchester)E. Ball19192
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer14189
3Carlton MainE. Ball6186
4Creswell CollieryH. Moss21183
5Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington1180
6Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes13176
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe9-
-Black Dyke MillsH. Mortimer2-
-BolsoverS. Jennings3-
-Chapel en le FrithG. Thompson11-
-Clayton AnilineE. Buttress7-
-Edge HillN. Jones18-
-Grimethorpe CollieryH. Mileman4-
-HordenW. Lowes24-
-HorwichA. Hazelhurst5-
-Irwell SpringsN. Thorpe15-
-Leyland MotorsJ. A. Hughes 16-
-Pemberton OldW. Cheetham20-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper23-
-Ransome & MarlesD. Aspinall25-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath17-
-Stetford OldJ. Rogerson12-
-Transport & General WorkersJ. Greenwood22-
-Wingates TemperanceJ. Eckersley8-
-Yorkshire CopperworksA. H.Whitehead10-

Denis Wright was appointed referee.

Crookhall Colliery, Hammonds Sauce and Watford Silver were printed in the programme but did not compete.

Prizes:

1st: £75 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy.
2nd: £40
3rd: £30
4th: £25
5th: £15
6th: £10

The winning band played a short concert after the announcement of the results, plus a broadcast on the BBC on the 11th September.

A collection was made for the Bandsmen's Empire Home and Shrine Memorial Fund was made at the end of the contest.  



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