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WMBBA Contest—Leamington Spa

Newstead come top of the pile at Leamington Spa


Championship Section
(adj. Goff Richards)

1. Newstead Welfare — Duncan Beckley 191 pts
(Draw 5 — Essence of Time),
2. Kibworth — John Berryman 190 pts
(Draw 2 — English Heritage),
3. City of Oxford — Richard Phillips 189 pts
(Draw 4 — Year of the Dragon),
4. Jaguar Coventry — Dave Lea 188 pts
(Draw 1 — Ballet for Band),
5. Nottingham City Transport — Steven Phillips 187pts
(Draw 3 — Essence of Time),

Withdrew — Staffordshire

First Section
(adj. Barry Thompson)

1. Kibworth — John Berryman 189 pts
2. Staffordshire — David Maplestone 188 pts
3. Matthews Norfolk Brass — David Stowell 186 pts

Best Soloist: Paul White—Staffordshire

Second Section
(adj. Goff Richards)

1. The Wigston Band—G. Sleath 189pts
2. Snibston and Desford Colliery Band—K. Steward 188pts
3. Bilton Rugby—B. Clarke 186pts

Third Section
(adj. Barry Thompson)

1. Carlton Brass—T. Wilson 181pts
2. Rushden Windmill—R. Graves 178pts

Fourth Section
(adj. Barry Thompson)

1. Phoenix West Midlands—D. Bishop Rowe 179pts
2. Chalgrove—S. Sizeland 178pts
3. Newhall—M. Phillips 177pts


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