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Introduction to Treble Bob – Sherfield English – Saturday 28th April – 9.30am-5.30pm.

Please find attached the poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions) for the Education Committee’s full-day course “Introduction to Treble Bob”. This is based at Sherfield English and will take place on Saturday 28th April 2018.
This is for all those who want to learn to treble bob, and for those who want to progress further and ring these methods inside.

It seems a long way ahead but we are finding at the moment that places on courses are filling up quite quickly and, as always, there is a limit on the number of students we are able to take.

As always – any questions, give me a call – either email or ‘phone 01962 886939.

Closing date for Applications is Friday 13th April.

Christine Knights-Whittome
On behalf of: The Guild Education Committee

Link to Poster  WORD    PDF

Link to Application Form  WORD    PDF

CS District Sopley Minor Methods Practice Weds 22nd of March ***CANCELLED***

Dear All,

A quick check of some of the group has shown that we will be slightly short in the expert department on Wednesday so it looks sensible to concentrate on our basic trio of methods:
There will be plenty to challenge us – if you want to practice calling some touches please come prepared! If you want to ring Treble Bob Hunt from a new bell, then look it up in advance. If you have not tried Little Bob Minor before, then have a look at it, as it really is just one logical step up the ladder from Plain Bob Minor.
So – please RSVP, we will go ahead if there are a minimum of 8 people keen to ring.  New people are very welcome.
Regards
Rosalind

CS Sopley Minor Methods Practice – Report of January 25th 2017, & plans for February 22nd

Another well-attended practice with lots of hard work and progress made. Some highlights were:

  • First go at Double Court Bob Minor for 2 of the ringers, and the method has once again succeeded in being a  novel challenge, without being too heavyweight. It was also good practice for those Christchurch ringers who have been working on it for a few weeks already.
  • Good progress with Kent Inside, consolidating a long term learning effort for several of us. Next time, can people aim to ring a new bell as well as their “comfort blanket bell”?
  • Useful practice for the Bob Minor Conductors in the group, both of whom were able to try something new. Mostly we rang it accurately enough to come around but we need to do more homework on the Singles for February.
  • Very tidy Treble Bob Hunt practice which was a help for the aspiring “treble-to-Kent” ringer.
  • Yes, we missed Chris!

Consensus of the band is that for February 22nd we would like to stay with the same methods:

Please can the conductors come prepared to call some short touches of Double Court and simple Single-only touches of Bob Minor?

It’s a good practice to work on your Ringing Master skills as well – anyone want to do all or part of the job in February?

Methods to Look at for the Christchurch Priory Practice Monday 19th Dec

Starting Point….

Treble Bob MinorWe plan to continue working on Treble Bob Minor. Several people are already making a good job of this and one or two more are in the pipeline!

Minor Inside Ringing… New Method

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Double Court Bob Minor is a fairly manageable stepping stone towards Double Norwich Major. We have not rung this at practice night before (not in the last few years anyway) but we should be able to make a decent job of it!

Double Norwich Court Bob Major..

double-norwich-court-bob-major Now the Schools have broken up we may well have all our Double Norwich ringers (actual and aspiring) present so it’s worth revising for this evening’s practice.  Extra people most welcome to offer support or to learn!

Treble Bob Plain Hunt Minor

Blue Line (just the 2)

Treble Bob Minor

Blue line (shows 2, 3 and 4)

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News on this website about Treble Bob Plain Hunt Minor

Chris Smithies writes: Sopley Minor Methods Practice Night Report – Jan 2016

The January Sopley Minor practice was well attended, both by experienced ringers and those disposed to learn. At the more elementary level we were able to give good practice in treble bob hunt and Plain Bob, surrounding the learners with a solid band, and it was heartening to see confidence and accuracy improving with each repetition. For the more advanced, there were touches of Plain Bob – we continue with our vocation to abolish the irrational dread of the single – and Kent. Plain courses of little bob and Cambridge were also successfully negotiated.

Our thanks to all who attended, but especially to the experienced
ringers both from C&S and also from East Dorset. At our customary
evaluation session, conducted in the convivial surroundings of the
nearby Fisherman’s Haunt, the majority seemed to consider this a
rewarding and encouraging practice.

Next Practice – Wednesday 24th Feb 2016

CS District Practice Weds 27th – Minor Methods at Sopley

sopley quote jan 2016The first Christchurch and Southampton District minor practice of the year will be held at Sopley on Wednesday 27 January at 7.30 pm.  Practices will then continue on every 4th Wednesday of the month.

This practice is intended for any ringer who wants to learn or improve minor ringing and also gives an opportunity for more experienced ringers to pass on their skills and knowhow – and hopefully have some fun at the same time.  We would hope that as ringers progress they would also be part of the learning chain and help with newcomers while increasing their own abilities.  The only requirement is for attendees to be reasonably competent in a doubles method (touch inside).

We intend starting the practices with these core methods

  • Plain Hunt on 6 (perhaps jumbled up)
  • Plain Bob Minor
  • Treble Bob Plain Hunt
  • Kent Treble Bob Minor
  • Cambridge Surprise Minor

but can increase the repertoire to include (amongst others)

  • Grandsire Minor
  • Double Oxford Bob Minor
  • Single Oxford Bob Minor
  • Oxford treble Bob Minor

 

and anything else on request.

Since this practice first started, a substantial number of ringers have benefited and some have gone on to greater things!  To continue this success we need aspiring minor ringers to feel at home and keep coming along (it’s a very friendly atmosphere) and, of course, we need the help of experienced ringers.  If you enjoy helping others progress – resident or new to the area, just passing through, or on holiday, we would be delighted to see you.

 

For more details contact Tim Kettle

Looking forward to seeing you on 27 January

Tim Kettle, Tim Martin and Christopher Smithies