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1952 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1952

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Scena Sinfonica, Henry Geehl

Adjudicator(s):
Herbert Bennett, Harold Hind, Frank Wright & Henry Geehl

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1CWS (Manchester)E. Ball19195
2Foden Motor WorksH. Mortimer13193
3Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington17191
4Prescot CablesJ. Capper9190
5Black Dyke MillsA. Mortimer12188
6Clayton AnilineE. Buttress8183
7Fairey AviationH. Mortimer1180
8CoryW. Hargreaves14179
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe10-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood18-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryH. Mileman6-
-City of CoventryE. Ball16-
-Edge HillN. Jones3-
-Irwell SpringsF. Garth15-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss20-
-Ransome & MarlesH. Mortimer7-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes2-
-Wingates TemperanceW. Wood5-
-Woolley CollieryG. Thompson4-
-Yorkshire CopperworksA. H. Whitehead11-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy plus Special Centenary Celebration Trophy.
2nd: £120
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest. 



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Sam Fisher

BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.ABRSM
Conductor, Adjudicator (AoBBA), Composer/Arranger, Cornet & Flugelhorn Soloist


               

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