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1973 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 1, 1973

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Accursed Huntsman, César Franck, arr. E. Siebert

Adjudicator(s):
Eric Ball, James Howe & Enoch Jackson

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsR. Newsome15197
2Grimethorpe CollieryE. Howarth12195
3Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott5193
4Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley9192
5Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham21191
6StanshaweW. Hargreaves19190
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside6-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton8-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell1-
-CoryA. Kenney11-
-Desford CollieryE. Woodhouse14-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham20-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer2-
-HanwellA. Birchall4-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees13-
-Patchogue PlymouthC. Peacock7-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Masters3-
-TemplemoreW. Hylands18-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt10-
-Whitburn BurghG. Bragg16-
-Wingates TemperanceE. Howarth17-

Prizes:

1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
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 Iles Medal was awarded to Trevor Walmsley D.F.C.

The W.D. and H.O. Wills was no longer presented to the winning band. 



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