Swinging Bell Striking Competition 2008 Swinging Bell

West Wickham - 1st March

A bright sunny day greeted the few teams that did make it to West Wickham to contest this yearís District 6 bell Striking Competition. Rachel Backhouse and Ross Hartley were judges and once they had found a suitable place to listen in the churchyard, the draw took place and the competition began.

Each band rang a 240 of Plain Bob Doubles successfully and then some general ringing took place while the judges made up their minds. Rachel began by saying itís always harder to judge competitions when all the bands ring very well which is what had happen here. She then gave a few comments about each band.

Band 1 - Would know where their faults had been picked up as there had been a big crunch in the middle but otherwise the ringing had been good.

Band 2 - Very good right from the start.

Band 3 - Good but a bit more deliberate than the other teams.

The results were then given in the time honoured reverse order as follows:

Position

Rung

Tower

Faults

1st

2nd

Chelsfield

21

2nd

3rd

Eltham

46

3rd

1st

Crayford

49

So Chelsfield go forward to represent the district in the County 6 bell competition at Aldington on 27th September. Thereís a clip of the winning bandí ringing on the district website. Thanks go to Rachel and Ross for judging and Judith and Alys for providing the tea, coffee, biscuits and bells.


240 Plain Bob Doubles

1. Philippa Rooke

2. Clare Pruden

3. John Barnes

4. Nick Wilkins (C)

5. Bob Pruden

6. Karen Barter

Last updated: 9th November 2009