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1975 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1975

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fireworks, Elgar Howarth

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Roy Newsome & Elgar Howarth

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Wingates TemperanceR. Evans22193
2FaireyK. Dennison14191
3Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley3190
4CoryA. Kenney17189
5Skellerup Woolston (NZ)M. Waters6188
6StanshaweW. Hargreaves5186
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James13-
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott9-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton19-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell7-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper10-
-Desford CollieryR. Mandell2-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham1-
-Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham12-
-LindleyJ. Harrison16-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees15-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson11-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardG. Tomlinson21-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch8-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt18-
-Whitburn BurghD. Broadbent20-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko23-

Prizes:

1st: £250 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £150 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £120
4th: £65
5th: £45
6th: £30

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was not awarded at the contest but was awarded at an earlier date to Col. Bernard Adams.

Skellerup Woolston from New Zealand were invited to compete at the contest. 



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