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1986 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1986

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher, plus Fusions, Howard Blake

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes15196
2Fairey EngineeringR. Newsome11195
3GUSB. Tovey16193
4Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell7192
5Desford Colliery DowtyH. Snell17189
6Brighouse & RastrickA. Leaper4188
7Sun LifeC. Adey20187
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Farr6-
-British Aerospace WingatesJ. Scott19-
-CoryA. Kenney9-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham10-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Brand2-
-Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)D. Wick3-
-Lewington YamahaD. Carr14-
-Leyland VehiclesR. Evans5-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)D. Stephens1-
-Solent ConcertW. Garner12-
-William Davis ConstructionK. Wilkinson8-
-WoodfallsD. Greenwood13-
-Yorkshire Imperial IMIJ. Pryce Jones18-

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £600 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £400 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £300
6th: £200

The Iles Medal was awarded to Richard Evans.

Only two adjudicators were used at the contest, the first time since 1957.

Woodfalls and Solent Concert were relegated.

The first two movements from "An Epic Symphony" Plus "Fusions" were used together. "Fusions" was cut in two places due to time constraints. 



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Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist