Inter-Tower 8 Bell Competition – Rules & information – Saturday 20th May

Inter-Tower 8 Bell Competition – Rules & information

Date: Saturday 20th May 2017
Location: St Michael and All Angels Highclere (8 bells, 11 cwt)
Starting time: 10:00am
Results: will be given in at the end of the competition
For more info and to enter contact: Greg Jordan
for entries:
Thursday 18th May 2017
Draw: The draw will be held on 19th May and teams will be informed of the time they need to be at the tower.


1 All ringers in each team must be regular members of the band that is entering the team and must be Guild members.
2 Bands may enter more than one team provided that the total number of entries is not excessive. 
3 Two bands may enter a joint team.
4 The following rules of participation apply:

  1. Each participant may ring with one team only. 
  1. Each team may contain no more than 2 ringers that are taking part in the 6 bell competition.
5 Each team may have four minutes ringing in which to prepare for the test piece.  The treble bell shall then be rung several times to indicate that the team is about to start the test piece.
6 The competition ringing will comprise either:
a Not less than 224 changes in any Triples or Major method(s) of the team’s own choice.  All of the changes (but not the rounds before or after) will be judged. The Opening rounds must consist of a maximum of 10 whole pulls.
b Call changes.  The team may choose the changes to be rung but all the bells except the tenor are to take a turn at leading.  The opening rounds and the stand will not be judged.  Teams must ring for at least seven minutes after the first change is called.
7 The decision of the Committee shall be final in any matter concerning the conduct of the competition and the interpretation of these rules.

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