Striking Competition at Biggin Hill

5th March 2005

 Striking Competition Trophy

Striking Competition Trophy

Five towers made the trip out to Biggin Hill, venue for the 2005 6 bell striking competition. This challenging six was made even more so by new ropes that were put on only the week before. Michael Moreton stepped in at the last minute to judge the competition. He was relieved to find out that there were only 5 teams taking part as last time he had judged a competition there had been 13!

He made the following comments about each of the bands:

Team 1 –   The little bells were often a bit quick.

Team 2 –   There was no gap at the lead.

Team 3 –   Good sound and the end of the change was not to rushed

Team 4 –   One bell was consistently too quick but they was a good general rhythm.

Team 5 –   Pretty good but one bell too quick at the lead.

St Mark, Biggin Hill

And then gave out the result:

Position

Tower

Faults

Rang

1st

Beckenham

48

5th

2nd

Chelsfield

54

3rd

3rd

Eynsford & Farningham

94

2nd

4th

Eltham

101

4th

5th

Crayford

180

1st

 Michael presents Jim the trophy

Michael Moreton presents Jim Hardy with the trophy

So congratulations to Beckenham on winning the trophy for the third time by edging out 12 time champions Chelsfield. They will now go on to represent the District in the County 6 bell competition in September in the Maidstone District (at least it’s not at Penge!!). Also, thanks go to Nancy Gay and her team for providing the excellent tea (hopefully there will be no complaints in the papers this time!).

Enjoying the tea and cakes

Enjoying the tea and cakes

 

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