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Australian Championships (A Grade)

Wed 28th Jan 1931

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

Australian Championships (B Grade) 1931
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Position Band Conductor Music Set Test Own Choice Total
1   Townsville Railways (Qld) Albert Trembath The Valkyrie 91 97 188
2   Hamilton Citizens (NSW) James Kelly Tristan and Isolde 95 92 187
3   Bondi Beach Concert (NSW) Jim Compton Victory [Jenkins] 88 96 184
4   Rockhampton City (Qld) Bill Ryder Heroic 94. 89 183
5   Tooths Brewery (NSW) William Cocks Beethoven [arr. Round] 90 86 176
6   Randwick Municipal (NSW) Ernest Kerry Tristan and Isolde 89 85 174
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Two own choice selections, no set test.

UGLY INCIDENT : James Kelly ( B/M Hamilton ) was innocently involved inan ugly scene which erupted following a controversial decision by British adjudicator & composer Dr. Cyril Jenkins ,
The judges decision was given in favour of the Townsville Railways Band who had previously won "B" grade under their conductor Albert Trembath. The Queensland band had been awarded one more point than the more fancied Hamilton band ( Kelly ) . When the result was announced it was greeted with disapproval from the large section of the crowd of thousands who had favoured Hamilton to win.
The demonstration lasted 20 minutes . Band officials & police on duty became concerned for the safety of Mr. jenkins who refused to leave his tent .The situation was defused to a great extent when the Hamilton conductor was seen to enter the judges tent and after a lapse of time emerged arm in arm with Mr. Jenkins escorted by 6 police officers He was driven away from the ground .

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