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The World Open
JFK Kennnedy Stadium
Bridgeport CT
21 August 1965

Prelims:

1. 86.75 Boston Crusaders
2. 85.58 Casper Troopers
3. 83.16 St Raphael's Buccaneers
4. 81.56 St Kevins Emerald Knights
5. 80.75 Magnificent Yankees
6. 80.08 Bpt PAL Cadets
7. 79.15 Conn Royal Lancers
8. 76.83 Pittsfield Cavaliers
9. 74.41 Irondequoit Statesmen
10.73.45 OLPH Ridgemen
11. 73.16 St Josephs Patron Cadets
12. 72.28 Norwood Debonaires
13. 71.85 CMCC Warriors
14. 70.91 Milford Police Cadets
15. 68.13 St George Olympians
16. 66.78 Irwin Kingsmen
17. 66.26 St Patricks Imperials
18. 65.55 Belles of St Marys
19. 64.90 St Annes Loyalaires
20. 61.20 Poughkeepsie Pacers
21 54.83 St Aedens Cadets
22. 51.91 Vacationland Swhearts
23. 50.88 Royal Blue Angels
24. 49.00 St Ignatius Cadets
25. 48.73 Scarlet Knighst
26. 48.26 St Raphaels Marionettes
27. 43.48 Norwich Firettes
28. 40.85 Royal Highlanders
29. 40.03 Pittsfield Pom Poms

1965 WORLD OPEN FINALS:

1. 85.25 Casper Troopers
2. 84.26 Boston Crusaders
3. 80.63 St Raphael's Buccaneers
4. 79.85 St Kevins Emerald Knights
5. 77.68 Magnificent Yankees
6. 75.15 Conn Royal Lancers
7. 73.70 Bpt PAL Cadets
8. 68.03 OLPH Ridgemen
9. 63.15 Pittsfield Cavaliers
10. 61.61 Irondequoit Statesmen

Drum Corps News
September  8TH 1965

DRUM CORPS COMMENTARY
by Harvey Berish

World Open Special

"BRIDGEPORT BUCCANEERS: Of St Raphaels Church pulled a sneak surprise in the Prelims (and Finals) by beating St Kevins...and their show this year is certainly an appealing one...and having watched Skipper, their drum major for many years I can sort of say I grew up with this corps...this is their best year, and I thought their ides and show a vast improvement...Dave Kwantz is the corps Rudimental Pirate Bass Drummer and he is a show in himself. The corps concert of "Saber Dance" is unbelievable as it has to be heard to be appreciated."







*THE 1965  FLEETWOOD WORLD OPEN RECORDIING.*

Ray Samora & Dick Blake were recording the Finals of the 1965 World Open, while St. Raphael's Buccaneers
were performing, the Fleetwood recording machine "ceased to function".  As a result, there was no recording of St. Raphael's from the WO Finals. (They DID manage to fix the device, and were able to record the Casper
Troopers and Boston Crusaders).


A plan for St. Raphael's to do their show over fell apart, as the stadium custodians wanted the lights turned offright after retreat.  The recording of  the Buccaneers, that DOES appear on the World Open 1965 albums, is
from the exhibition program, held in the very same stadium on opening night, May 25, 1965.