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1980 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1980

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Energy, Robert Simpson

Adjudicator(s):
Arthur Butterworth, Bernard Keefe & Allan Street

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire ImperialJ. Pryce Jones16193
2GUSK. Wilkinson15191
3Desford CollieryH. Snell19190
4Sun Life (Stanshawe)D. Bourgeois6188
5CWS (Manchester)F. Renton13187
6Grimethorpe CollieryJ. Scott5186
-Andrews Heat For HireG. O' Connor14-
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome7-
-Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes24-
-Brighouse & RastrickD. Broadbent1-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryD. James22-
-City of CoventryR. Stuttard9-
-CoryD. Stephens11-
-Ever ReadyT. Walmsley18-
-Fairey EngineeringW. Hargreaves23-
-Foden Motor WorksD. Gartside10-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham21-
-RansomeS. Shimwell12-
-Rochdale WilsonsJ. Scott20-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch4-
-Thoresby CollieryR. J. Childs8-
-Webb Ivory (Newhall)E. Woodhouse2-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman17-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Wilby3-

The contest was sponsored by the Daily Mirror Newspaper.

Stanley Boddington was due to adjudicate, but was taken ill before the contest, and was replaced by Allan Street.

Prizes:

1st: £1,000 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £750 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £550
4th: £400
5th: £300
6th: £200

The winning conductor also received a 1980 Gold Sovereign presented by "The Brass Band News".

The Soprano cornet with the winning band received Sovereign soprano cornet.

The Iles Medal was awarded to John R. Carr.

Webb Ivory (Newhall), Thoresby Colliery, Ransome, and Andrews Heat For Hire were not invited to the 1981 contest. 



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