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British Open

Sat 5th Sep 1953

Test Piece: The Three Musketeers
- George Hespe
Adjudicators: George Hespe, Harold Hind, Denis Wright
Venue: Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK

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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 National Band of New Zealand Ken Smith Snr 14 194
2 Fairey Aviation Harry Mortimer 15 192
3 Black Dyke Mills Alex Mortimer 7 190
4 CWS (Manchester) Jack Atherton 2 189
5 Foden Motor Works Harry Mortimer 9 185
6 Munn & Feltons Stanley Boddington 18 181
Prescot Cables John Capper 1
Ransome & Marles Harry Mortimer 3
Royston New Monckton William Foster 3
Yorkshire Copperworks Alfred Whitehead 4
Carlton Main Alex Mortimer 6
Hanwell George Thompson 8
Rushden Temperance William Scholes 10
Wingates Temperance J. Eckersley 11
Edge Hill N. Jones 12
Woolley Colliery L. Davies 13
Besses o' th' Barn Willie Wood 16
Leyland Motors Harold Moss 17
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1st: 150 plus 2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy plus the 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy
2nd: 120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup
3rd: 80
4th: 50
5th: 30
6th: 20

Members of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Harry Mortimer.

(Courtesy of 4barsrest.com)

British Open and Qualifying

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