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Australian Championships (A Grade)

Thu 26th Jan 1922

Format: Set Test and Own Choice
Adjudicators: Harry Shugg
Venue: Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian Championships (B Grade) 1922
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Position Band Conductor Music Set Test Own Choice Total
1   Leichhardt District (NSW) Ernest Kerry Beethoven's Works [arr. Owen] 175 185 360
2   Eastern Suburbs United (NSW) H. E. Webb Wagner [arr. Round] 157 157 314
3   Hurstville Municipal (NSW) Stan Nichols 150 152 302
D   Newcastle Municipal (NSW) Henry Kerry Beethoven's Works [arr. Owen] 186 189 375
D   South Sydney Model (NSW) William Partington Tristan and Isolde 190 194 384
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Two own choice selections, no set test.

PROTESTS : The championship ended in turmoil with a number of protests lodged . The initial lodged by Newcastle against South Sydney who were alleged to have played a professional player . Upheld
The secretary of the Band Association of N S W ( George Burges ) immediately lodged a protest against the Newcastle band on the same grounds . Upheld
A further protest followed against Eastern Suburbs for breach of contest rules .
Leichhardt was then awarded the championship with Hurstville 2nd with no 3rd place .
South Sydney objected to Hurstville being awarded 2nd place on the grounds the Association allowed it to play a professional cornetist and also a protest had been lodged against Leichhardt
The protest against Eastern Suburbs and Leichhardt were dismissed
The Association under an avalanche of protests seriously considered declaring it a no contest . A final decision was made 1st Leichhardt District ; 2nd Eastern Suburbs United ; 3rd Hurstville Municipal


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