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1958 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1958

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Sunset Rhapsody, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Denis Wright, Harry Heyes & Tom Powell

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton8-
2Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood13-
3Black Dyke MillsG. Willcocks16-
4Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer17-
5Morris MotorsS. Boddington3-
6Creswell CollieryG. Thompson14-
-Edge HillW. Yates10-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson15-
-Irwell SpringsH. Cheshire12-
-Lewis MerthyrO. D. Jones5-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes6-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper9-
-Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe7-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes11-
-Scottish Gas BoardD. M. Macbrayne2-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell4-
-Vickers Armstrong (Barrow Shipyard)H. Sutcliffe1-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
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.

The Iles Medal was presented to T.J. Powell.

The contest was split into two rounds. After all the bands performed, the top six in merit played a second time before the final placings were announced. In the second round Fodens played first, followed by Black Dyke Mills, Besses o' th' Barn, Morris Motors, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery and Creswell Colliey. 



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