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Australian Championships (A Grade)

Mon 26th Jan 1920

Test Piece: Dinorah [unknown arranger] & Own Choice
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
Adjudicators: Thomas Mellor
Venue: Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian Championships (B Grade) 1920
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Position Band Conductor Music Set Test Own Choice Total
1 Newtown Band (NSW) Ernest Kerry The Valkyrie 207 194 401
2 Newcastle Municipal (Vic) Henry Kerry Oberon [unknown arranger] 194 186 380
3 Leichhardt District (NSW) Tom Goodall Beethoven [arr. Round] 189 180 369
4 Lidcombe Borough (NSW) Ernest Kerry Oberon [unknown arranger] 191 175 366
5 Dulwich Hill Citizens J. H. Berry Heroic 174 176 350
6 St.George District (NSW) Les Smith L'Africaine [arr. Grosse] 170 170 340
7 Rockdale Municipal (NSW) Charles Walker Heroic 167 160 327
W   South Sydney Model (NSW) The Valkyrie 191 191
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SOUTH SYDNEY WITHDREW: M. M Edwards (secretary ) said last night in view of the decision: "It has been unanimously decided by the band to take no further part in the contest. When we went to Ballarat in October, under one of the best judges in Australia we secured 6 points off possible; here we are awarded 59 points off possible. We intend to challenge the winners at the conclusion of the contest."

IN REPLY: South Sydney have announced their withdrawal owing to dissatisfaction with the award of the adjudicator. It is more likely, however an altogether different reason. As Secretary of the Band Association I officially notified the band at the conclusion of their playing on the first night I intended to lodge a protest on the grounds when called upon under contest rules one of their players refused to make a statutory declaration to the effect that the name he played under was his own and not a false one .
It was probably the fear of disqualification had more to do with the withdrawal than the award of the judge
Signed George A Burges
Secretary of the Band Association of NSW


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