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1978 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 9, 1978

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Benvenuto Cellini, H. Berlioz, arr. F. Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Sir Vivian Dunn, E. Bravington & S. Boddington

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Brighouse & RastrickG. Brand14192
2Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes11190
3Ransome Hoffman & PollardS. Shimwell8189
4Yorkshire ImperialD. Carr15188
5City of CoventryK. Dennison13187
6Fairey EngineeringW. Hargreaves17186
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome7-
-CWS (Manchester)T. Walmsley19-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryD. James3-
-CoryD. Stephens5-
-Desford CollieryH. Snell10-
-Ever ReadyG. Brand16-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scott4-
-Grimethorpe CollieryA. Randall2-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham18-
-RatbyB. Anderson6-
-Sun LifeR. Newsome20-
-Tredegar TownD. Thomas9-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman12-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Loukes1-

Prizes:

1st: £500 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £300 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £200
4th: £150
5th: £100
6th: £75

The youngest solo trombone player in the top six bands received a King trombone.

The youngest solo cornet player in the top six bands received a Sovereign cornet.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Kenneth Dennison.

Tredegar and Ratby were not invited to the 1979 contest. 



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