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1968 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1968

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
John O' Gaunt, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
Tom Atkinson, Basil Brown & Gilbert Vinter

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsG. Brand10194
2Wingates TemperanceH. Parry15193
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson2192
4CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer16191
5Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer18190
6Morris MotorsC. Edmunds17189
7FaireyL. Lamb12188
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce13-
-Craghead CollieryE. Cunningham4-
-Crossley's CarpetsJ. Harrison9-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates7-
-LindleyE. Woodhouse8-
-Mid RhonddaF. Prior3-
-Mirrlees WorksJ. Atherton5-
-MossleyR. Evans1-
-Ransome & MarlesS. Boddington6-
-St. DennisE. Williams19-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell14-
-Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley11-

Prizes:

1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the W.D. & H.O. Wills Cup.
2nd: £125 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved solid silver ashtray.

The principal cornet of the winning band received a silver trophy.

The Iles Medal was presented to Tom F. Atkinson.

Greenway Moor band were listed on the programme but withdrew. 



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Conductor and composer