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1984 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 8, 1984

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
Comedy Overture, John Ireland

Adjudicator(s):
Vivian Dunn, William Relton & David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Grimethorpe CollieryG. Brand8195
2Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes11193
3Fairey EngineeringH. Williams1192
4Brighouse & RastrickJ. Watson18191
5Desford Colliery DowtyH. Snell20190
6Foden OTSH. Snell21189
-Andrews Heat For HireD. Carr19-
-Bass WingatesJ. Scott22-
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome10-
-Brodsworth CollieryI. Craddock17-
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside16-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryK. Wadsworth9-
-CoryA. Kenney14-
-Ever Ready (GB)E. Cunningham6-
-GUSK. Wilkinson23-
-Jaguar Cars (Coventry)D. Blakeson4-
-Jones & CrosslandS. Roberts5-
-Leyland VehiclesR. Evans7-
-Murray International WhitburnD. Broadbent3-
-Rochdale WilsonsR. Curran15-
-Sun Life (Stanshawe)B. Pope13-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman12-
-Yorkshire ImperialJ. Pryce Jones2-

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.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Ieuan Morgan.

Rochdale Wilsons, Murray International Whitburn and Andrews Heat For Hire were not invited to the 1985 contest. 



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