Striking Competitions

 

Call Changes 

 

The call change striking competition for the Sid Saban Trophy is held in July each year.

 

Recent Winners

 

2018  Battersea

2017  Redhill

2016  Redhill

2015  Redhill

2014  Croydon Minster

2013  Croydon Minster

2012  Croydon Minster

 

 

2017 Competition Details

 

The Call Change Striking Competition was held on Saturday 22nd July at Ashtead St. Giles and judged by Roger Tompsett.

 

Rules

 

1 Any Sunday service band or band that regularly rings together at practice night in the county may compete. The addition of one other ringer to the band of six to make up numbers shall not affect the tower's entitlement to compete for the trophy. No person may ring more than twice. No team may contain more than three people who have already rung in the competition. All bands shall contain one ringer who has not yet rung one quarter peal inside.

 

2 There will be no entry fee and no prizes, but the winning band will be awarded the Sid Saban Trophy. Certificates will be awarded to all bands who enter.

 

3 The names of the ringers in each band shall be given in writing to the General Master or their nominee prior to ringing.

 

4 A preliminary period of up to three minutes will be allowed to try the bells following which the ropes may be adjusted. The bells may be stood and restarted once.

 

5 When a band is ready for its performance, two whole pulls on the treble shall signal to the judge that they are about to start. Judging will commence immediately and finish when the bells are stood (failure to do so will not incur a penalty).

 

6 There will be eight minutes of ringing including a minimum of sixteen call changes producing a minimum of sixteen different rows which must end in rounds. The choice is left to the discretion of the conductor. A nominee of the General Master will act as timekeeper. He shall advise the conductor when seven of the required eight minutes have elapsed and will call stand after eight minutes.

 

7 When the judge has taken up his judging position, no-one may approach him except with the express permission of the General Master or their nominee. The judge's decision is final

 


Method striking 

 

The method striking competitions are normally held together on the same day in October each year.

 

The Six Bell Striking Competition for The Taylor Trophy

 

The Eight Bell Striking Competition for the Pat Cannon Trophy

 

Rules

 

1 Any Sunday service band or band that regularly rings together at practice night in the county may compete. The addition of one other ringer to the band to make up numbers shall not

affect the tower's entitlement to compete for the trophy. No person may ring more than twice. No team may contain more than three persons who have already rung in the

competition.

 

2 There will be no entry fee and no prizes, but the winning band will be awarded the Trophy. Certificates will be awarded to all bands who enter.

 

3 The names of the ringers in each band, together with the method and the composition to be rung, shall be given in writing to the General Master or their nominee prior to ringing.

 

4 A preliminary period of up to three minutes will be allowed to try the bells following which the ropes may be adjusted. The bells may be stood and restarted once.

 

5 When a band is ready for its competition piece, two whole pulls on the treble shall signal to the judge that they are about to start. Judging will commence when the bells go into

changes or after two minutes of rounds, whichever is the sooner, and finish when the required changes are complete. There should be at least three whole pulls of rounds at the

end. These will not be judged.

 

6a For the six bell competition the test piece shall be a true touch of at least 240 changes of Doubles or Minor. The choice of method and composition is left to the discretion of the conductor.

 

6b For the eight bell competition the test piece shall be a true touch of at least 224 changes of Triples or Major. The choice of method and composition is left to the discretion of the conductor but should be advised to the General Master at time of entry.

 

7 When the judge has taken up their judging position, no-one may approach her except with the express permission of the General Master or their nominee. The judge's decision is final.

 


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