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1963 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1963

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins

Adjudicator(s):
Denis Wright, Walter Hargreaves & William Wood

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb17190
2Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19 187
3Black Dyke MillsG. Whitham6185
4Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton4182
5Scottish CWSA. Mortimer16180
6LindleyP. Wadsworth12179
7GUSS. Boddington1-
8TemplemoreA.E. Bell5-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe20-
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce14-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong11-
-Cammell LairdJ. Scott2-
-Creswell CollieryE. Woodhouse18-
-Crossley's CarpetsJ. Harrison22-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress15-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer3-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes7-
-LutonA. Coupe10-
-Morris MotorsC. Edmunds8-
-Ransome & MarlesD. Masters9-
-SlaithwaiteR. Newsome13-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry21-
-Yorkshire ImperialA. Owenson23-

Prizes:

1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the Thomson Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved cigarette casket.

The Iles Medal was presented to William Wood.

Fairey completed a 'hat trick' of wins and were barred from the 1964 contest. 



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