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1983 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 10, 1983

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
Connotations, Edward Gregson

Adjudicator(s):
Maurice Handford, William Relton & Peter Wilson

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes13192
2Brighouse & RastrickJ. Watson15190
3Grimethorpe CollieryJ. Scott9189
4GUSK. Wilkinson4188
5City of CoventryD. Blakeson14186
6Desford CollieryH. Snell1185
7Foden OTSH. Snell19184
-Bass WingatesD. Carr3-
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome18-
-Brodsworth CollieryK. Dennison12-
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside5-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryD. Stephens23-
-CoryA. Kenney16-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham2-
-Fairey EngineeringK. Bolton22-
-Hammonds SauceR. Curran6-
-Jones & CrosslandS. Roberts20-
-Leyland VehiclesR. Evans21-
-Rochdale WilsonsD. Loukes8-
-Sun LifeW. Hargreaves17-
-Whitburn BurghA. Swainson11-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman7-
-Yorkshire ImperialD. James10-

The contest was sponsored by the Daily Mirror Newspaper.

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy, plus the Daily Mirror Trophy.
2nd: £1,250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £800 Plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £550
5th: £450
6th: £350

Each member of the winning band received a specially engraved certificate.

Hammonds Sauce was not invited to the 1984 contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to David Read. 



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