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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. 



Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford


St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


               

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