Swinging Bell Call Change Competition 2013 Swinging Bell

Farnborough - 16th November

The district held the first competition on its newest bells on 16th November with the Call Change Competition being contested at Farnborough.

A disappointingly low 4 teams managed to get bands together for the competition on what are very easy going bells. Having been let down at the last minute, and with Eltham not entering a band, Ian and Diane stepped into the breach and judged the competition. Once they had placed themselves in the churchyard, the draw was made and the competition commenced. All the bands preformed well and successfully rang 120 rows with at least 10 call changes.

After a brief interlude, Ian and Diane, came back with some comments and results:

All teams did very well, rang the right number of changes (well done Lesley!) and made full use of their practice time.

Team 1: Generally good rhyme. Faults mainly where little bells didn't leave big enough gaps over the larger ones.

Team 2: Had good start slightly faster than team 1 which unfortunately did not maintain maybe due to nerves but did pick up again towards the end.

Team 3: Generally good. Tendency to squeeze in the gaps. Overall very nice to listen to.

Team 4: Consistence ringing that improved towards the middle. Treble lead well throughout.

Position

Team

Tower

Faults

1st

3

Crayford & Dartford

18

2nd

2

Erith, Christ Church

27

3rd

1

Chelsfield

30

4th

4

Farnborough

42

So the Crayford & Dartford band retained The Arthur Richards Trophy. Thanks to Farnborough for hosting and supplying tea. Hopefully a few more teams can be persuaded to enter next year.

The judges

Crayford band

The winning Crayford & Dartford band.

Rupert collecting the trophy

Rupert collecting the trophy from the judges Ian and Diane

Erith band

Erith, Christ Church band.

Chelsfield band

Chelsfield band.

Farnborough band

Farnborough band.

Last updated: 1st March 2014