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1949 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 3, 1949

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Rhapsody in Brass, Dean Goffin

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind, Frank Wright & Tom Atkinson

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey AviationH. Mortimer10190
2Ransome & MarlesE. Ball20186
3Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington13184
4Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes22183
5Horden CollieryD. Scoins24181
6CWS (Manchester)E. Ball12178
-Appleby FrodinghamW. Kendall16-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe21-
-CadisheadJ. Greenwood23-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryE. Ball15-
-Chapel en le FrithF. Moss4-
-Clayton (Aniline)E. Buttress8-
-Creswell CollieryS. Hallas6-
-Edge HillN. Jones17-
-GoodshawE. Kershaw18-
-Grimethorpe CollieryH. Mileman3-
-HorwichA. Hazelhurst11-
-Irwell SpringsF. Garth19-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss7-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath5-
-Sheffield Transport DeptR. Williams1-
-SlaithwaiteN. Thorpe2-
-Wingates TemperanceJ. Eckersley14-
-Yorkshire CopperworksA. H. Whitehead9-

Houghton Main Colliery were printed in the programme but did not attend the contest.

Prizes:

1st: £75 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £40
3rd: £30
4th: £25
5th: £15
6th: £10

The winning band played a short concert after the announcement of the results of their own selection.  



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