This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Easton on the 31st July, from 19:30 – 21:00. Please feel free to spread the word, anyone wishing to practice methods from touches of Grandsire to Stedman and Cambridge is welcome to attend.
Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Easton from 19:30 on 27th March. Anything from grandsire doubles up to Cambridge minor, if there is something you want to practice let me know and we will try to do it. All welcome.
The competitions, in method ringing and in call-changes, will take place on Saturday 13 May 2017, in conjunction with the Quarterly District Meeting.Both will take place at Easton.The draw for both competitions will be at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Preston Candover at 2.30 p.m.
Each team will be allowed four minutes’ practice time and they should ring two whole pulls on the treble to signal that the test piece is about to start.
CHANGE RINGING COMPETITION
A touch of 120 changes in any doubles or minor method will be judged.The rounds before and after will not be judged.
The test piece will be four minutes of call-changes. The rounds before and after will not be judged.
Teams must comprise tower band members who ring for Sunday service.Towers who share ringers regularly for Sunday services may enter as a team.If a band enters teams for both competitions, a maximum of two ringers from the band would be allowed to ring in both teams. Any team may include one ringer from outside the band.
Towers with insufficient ringers to enter their own team may find it useful and enjoyable to join up with others in the same position, to gain experience of competition ringing.These “composite” teams will be judged, but will not be eligible for the main trophy.There will be a presentation to the best composite team or teams.No ringer may ring for more than one team.
ENTERING THE COMPETITION
Please submit your entry to Bruce Purvis, District Secretary, by 10 May 2017.It would be helpful to know by 3 May which towers are likely to be entering a team.Anyone whose tower is not participating and who would like to be part of a composite band is welcome to contact us and we will do our best to place you in a team.If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us for help.
I have managed to arrange a District Practice at EASTON, this coming Thursday, 23rd March. So if you fancy a change or know anyone who does and can spare the time to lend a hand at either of these two practices, you attendance and support will be much appreciated – especially, I understand, at Easton on Thursday where I believe numbers will be down. I’ll get the usual posters out tomorrow.
This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Easton, methods from Grandsire doubles and Bob Minor to Surprise Minor, all ringers from the Winchester District and further afield welcome to just turn up, 19:30 on Wednesday 27th.
Here’s the paperwork for the next quarterly meeting, which as you all know is Saturday 14th May, which is fast creeping up on us.
The May meeting is the one at which we hold the annual District Striking Competitions – for methods and for call changes. Do, everyone, think about whether you can field a team. The Easton bells are easy-going and will give nobody any nasty surprises, so the competitions really are open to all, and worth entering to have your ringing carefully and sympathetically appraised, irrespective of any scores.