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1981 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 5, 1981

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Variations on a Ninth, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Albert Chappell & John Manduell

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1City of CoventryA. Kenney16196
2Leyland VehiclesR. Evans20195
3Foden Motor WorksH. Snell21194
4Hammonds SauceG. Whitham14193
5Grimethorpe CollieryR. Farr10192
6Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome15191
7Yorkshire ImperialJ. Pryce Jones3190
8Carlton Main Frickley CollieryG. Brand19189
-Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes5-
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott6-
-CWS (Manchester)F. Renton13-
-CoryD. Stephens12-
-Desford CollieryH. Snell17-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham11-
-Fairey EngineeringW. Hargreaves4-
-GUSK. Wilkinson1-
-Rochdale WilsonsR. Curran18-
-Sun LifeD. Bourgeois8-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch9-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman2-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Carr7-

The contest was sponsored by the Daily Mirror Newspaper.

Prizes:

1st: £1,500 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy, plus the Daily Mirror Trophy.
2nd: £1,000 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £750
4th: £500
5th: £400
6th: £300

Members of the winning band received commemorative plaques and certificates.

The winning band received a Sovereign trombone.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Eddie Williams.

Wingates Temperance and Templemore was not invited to the 1982 contest.

This was the last contest held at The King's Hall, Bell Vue. 



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Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist