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1968 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1968

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
John O' Gaunt, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
Tom Atkinson, Basil Brown & Gilbert Vinter

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsG. Brand10194
2Wingates TemperanceH. Parry15193
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson2192
4CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer16191
5Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer18190
6Morris MotorsC. Edmunds17189
7FaireyL. Lamb12188
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce13-
-Craghead CollieryE. Cunningham4-
-Crossley's CarpetsJ. Harrison9-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates7-
-LindleyE. Woodhouse8-
-Mid RhonddaF. Prior3-
-Mirrlees WorksJ. Atherton5-
-MossleyR. Evans1-
-Ransome & MarlesS. Boddington6-
-St. DennisE. Williams19-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell14-
-Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley11-

Prizes:

1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the W.D. & H.O. Wills Cup.
2nd: £125 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved solid silver ashtray.

The principal cornet of the winning band received a silver trophy.

The Iles Medal was presented to Tom F. Atkinson.

Greenway Moor band were listed on the programme but withdrew. 



Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)


Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff


               

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