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1961 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 16, 1961

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Main Street, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Walter Hargreaves, T. J. Powell & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb20197
2Wingates TemperanceH. Parry10194
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19192
4Brighouse & RastrickA. Mortimer14192
5Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe6186
6CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer18186
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock3-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood3-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong1-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton15-
-Eccles BoroughE. C. Buttress2-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates4-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes16-
-Jaguar CarsH. Heyes5-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gray13-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes17-
-LutonW. Scholes12-
-Rushden TemperanceW. A. Scholes8-
-TemplemoreA. E. Ball9-
-Yorkshire Imperial MetalsG. Hespe7-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was presented to George Hespe.

Morris Motors were listed in the programme but did not compete. 



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