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1954 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1954

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Tournament for Brass, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind, Denis Wright & Henry Geehl

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington1-
2Ferodo WorksG. Hespe11-
3John White FootwearG. Thompson16-
4Ransome & MarlesE. Ball7-
5CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer4-
6Clayton AnilineE. Buttress9-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe15-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood19-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton5-
-Edge HillW. Yates6-
-Grimethorpe CollieryA. Owenson2-
-Lewis MerthyrO. D. Jones17-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss8-
-OldhamL. Lamb13-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper12-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes14-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry3-
-YEWCOA. Lunn18-
-Yorkshire CopperworksW. Wood10-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was presented to Eric Ball. 



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