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1969 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1969

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
Eric Ball, Vivian Dunn & John Carr

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson16192
2Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton17190
3FaireyK. Dennison18189
4CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer1183
5Ransome & MarlesD. Masters15181
6GUSS. Boddington10179
7Brighouse & RastrickW. Hargreaves4-
8Black Dyke MillsG. Brand8-
-BMC ConcertC. Edmunds12-
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce7-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell21-
-CoryJ. Harrison3-
-Edge HillW. Yates20-
-Ever Ready (Craghead)E. Cunningham14-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer2-
-LindleyE. Woodhouse13-
-Mirrlees WorksJ. Atherton19-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell9-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt11-
-Wingates TemperanceS. Whiteham6-
-Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley5-

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 silver baton.

The Iles Medal was presented to William A. Scholes. 



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