Swinging Bell Call Change Competition 2009 Swinging Bell

Farningham - 21st November

On 21st November, Farningham provided the venue for the call change competition. 9 teams took part, which was the most there had been for a number of years. Peter Sims (the County Chairman) and Sheila Phyall from the Ashford district came up to judge. Each team had to ring 120 changes and make at least 12 call changes.

The teams made it difficult for the judges as there was a high standard throughout and no one rang badly. After of plenty of thought though, (we were beginning to wonder if they'd just gone straight to the pub instead!) they came up with the following results:

Position

Tower

Faults

1st

Beckenham "George"

4

2nd

Erith, Christ Church

7

3rd

Beckenham "Dragon"

13

4th

Chelsfield

18

5th

Horton Kirby "Lesley"

24

6th

Horton Kirby "Mick"

26

7th

Crayford/Ash

27

8th

Eltham

35

9th

Crayford/Dartford

39

Congratulations to Beckenham on defending the trophy and thanks again to Peter and Sheila for giving up their time to come and judge it.

Beckenham Band

l-r 1. Roddy Horton, 4. Rosemary Stretton, 3. Ross Hartley, 2. Lizzy Duffey, 6. Terry Guntrip, 5. Jim Hardy (C)

Last updated: 7th March 2010