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1988 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 10, 1988

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton

Adjudicator(s):
David Read, Philip Jones & William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Rigid Container Group GUSB. Tovey19195
2Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes13194
3Williams Fairey EngineeringR. Newsome4193
4Leyland DAFR. Evans1192
5Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell16191
6Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)R. Farr14190
7Grimethorpe CollieryF. Renton12-
8CWS (Glasgow)H. Snell20-
-Besses o' th' BarnS. Blair10-
-British Aerospace WingatesG. Brand15-
-CoryA. Kenney17-
-Desford Colliery DowtyE. Crees6-
-Ever ReadyR. Payne8-
-IMI Yorkshire ImperialJ. Scott7-
-Kennedy's Swinton ConcertD. King9-
-Brighouse & RastrickD. Broadbent2-
-Lewington YamahaD. James5-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)G. Cutt3-
-Sellers College BrassP. McCann18-
-Sun LifeP. Cosh11-

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,500 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,000 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £500 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £400
6th: £300

The prize money was donated by British Coal.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Derek Broadbent.

Lewington Yamaha, Cory and Besses o' th' Barn were relegated. 



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Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger