Ascension Day QP, Team Building Meal and HawkEar

Ascension Day falls on a practice night so a team building meal was substituted for the practice and we rang a QP before the service. Since we’ve had HawkEar Duncan has been recording some touches on practice nights and also QPs and this one was no exception. Without giving too much away about the actual fault scores we reach, it is fair to say that we can already see an improvement but maybe more importantly we have areas we can focus on. It’s quite an eyeopener to read the stats and look at the shape of the ringing and I personally have a list of things to work on; way too many to tackle all at once so I’d decided to focus on leading during this quarter. It wasn’t one of our better struck quarters but when we scrolled through the path of the bells afterwards I noticed a few of my leads that were pretty accurate (gloss over the many that weren’t!). But it is worth pointing out that we are talking milliseconds. The slightly worrying thing is that even when we ring what seems to be (to us) fairly presentable Plain Bob Minor, HawkEar still records that it is an unrecognised method!

My description of HawkEar is a layman’s but still I can highly recommend it.

We were so intent on studying the results of our ringing on the TV screen that we had to be reminded that the non-ringers would be sitting in the restaurant waiting for us!

We had a great meal with plenty of team building, aka beer and wine, so a very successful evening for all.

On Thursday, 25 May 2017 in 42min
Guernsey, CI Town Church Tenor: 11cwt
1260 Plain Bob Minor

  1.  Jane Le Conte
  2.  Sue Park
  3.  Sue Le Feuvre
  4.  Mary Melbourne
  5.  Paul Lawrence
  6.  Duncan Loweth (C)

Rung for the Ascension Day service.

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