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British Open

Sat 6th Sep 1969

Test Piece: Spectrum
- Gilbert Vinter
Adjudicators: Vivian Dunn, John Carr, Tom Atkinson, Gilbert Vinter
Venue: Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK

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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Grimethorpe Colliery George Thompson 16 192
2 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Jack Atherton 17 190
3 Fairey Kenneth Dennison 18 189
4 CWS (Manchester) Alex Mortimer 1 183
5 Ransome & Marles Dennis Masters 15 181
6 GUS Stanley Boddington 10 179
10 Brighouse & Rastrick Walter B. Hargreaves 4
18 Wingates Temperance Stanley Whiteman 6
Foden Motor Works Rex Mortimer 2
Cory John Harrison 3
Yorkshire Imperial Trevor Walmsley 5
Besses o' th' Barn Frank Bryce 7
Black Dyke Mills Geoffrey Brand 8
Templemore Alfie Bell 9
Thoresby Colliery William Lippeatt 11
BMC Concert Cliff Edmunds 12
Lindley Ernest Woodhouse 13
Ever Ready (Craghead) Eric Cunningham 14
Mirrlees Works Jack Atherton 19
Edge Hill William Yates 20
City of Coventry Albert Chappell 21
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Gilbert Vinter's ill-health (he died only 34 days later) forced him to retire from adjudicating duties mid-way through the contest; he was replaced for the remainder of the contest by Tom Atkinson.

The British Bandsman report of the contest in the Sept. 13th issue states: "Mr. Gilbert Vinter, the composer of the day's test piece was prevented from attending as the programme announced that he would, due to ill health. All will join in the expression of goodwill which Mr. Fearnley voiced in a telegram to Gilbert Vinter from Belle Vue." and " The adjudicators were Sir Vivian Dunn, and Mr John Carr. In the capacity of referee was Mr. Eric Ball. It was at extremely short notice that Eric Ball had been called upon to fill this important role." In the Bandsman only Dunn's and Carr's remarks were published.


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