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1943 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1943

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Themes from Symphony No. 5, Beethoven arranged Denis Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Herbert Bennett, Henry Geehl

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock17194
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer20192
3Creswell CollieryH. Moss19190
4Brighouse & RastrickH. Mortimer16187
5Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe6182
6Yorkshire CopperworksN. Sidebottom14180
-CWS (Manchester)A. Rayner21-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryA. E. Bodrick1-
-Chopwell CollieryH. Mileman10-
-City of CoventryH. Heyes3-
-CoryR. Little12-
-Crookhall CollieryJ. Stobbs18-
-Gawthorpe VictoriaH. Kemp2-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson7-
-Halifax Home GuardT. Casson5 -
-Harton CollieryJ. Atherton9-
-Horwich OldA. Hazelhurst11-
-ICI (Alkali)F. Mortimer8-
-North SeatonJ. Foulds13-
-Parkhead Forge (Glasgow)G. Hawkins15-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath4-

Tom Eastwood was appointed referee.

Prizes:

1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £12
4th: £8
5th: £6
6th: £4

The winning band performed a short concert after the presentation of the prizes, as well as a broadcast on the BBC on 5th September.  



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