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1976 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1976

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher

Adjudicator(s):
Sir Vivian Dunn, Eric Bravington & William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes2095
2Stanshawe (Bristol)W. Hargreaves2394
3Brighouse & RastrickM. Handford1493
4CoryB. Gay2292
5Grimethorpe CollieryB. Thompson2191
6Wingates TemperanceR. Evans1990
7Tredegar TownR. J. Childs1589
8Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley1188
9FaireyG. Thompson1087
10GUSG. Brand586
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James24-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse17-
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside7-
-Carlton Main FrickleyA. Kenney9-
-City of CoventryR. Farr2-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper18-
-Desford CollieryA. Chappell4-
-Ever ReadyG. Thompson16-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scott13-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham3-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson8-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Stephens12-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch6-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt25-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko15-

Prizes:

1st: £350 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £200 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £150
4th: £100
5th: £75
6th: £50

The youngest player on the day was awarded a miniature trophy.

Woodfalls, Ransome Hoffman & Pollard, Patchogue Plymouth and GUS were not invited to the 1977 contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Roy Newsome.

The winning conductor received an engraved silver gallery tray and goblets.

The winning solo cornet player received an engraved silver gallery tray.

The winning band secretary won an executive attache case.

The winning band also received £45 worth of mutes and £20 of music. 



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