The Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers

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Association 6-bell striking competition rules

(As approved at the 2016 Association AGM)

  1. Every Branch may enter up to two bands from specified towers, with the method of band selection being at the discretion of the Branch Committee.
  2. Bands entered should be from specified towers, with at least 4 ringers who normally ring for Sunday services at that tower. Up to 2 ringers may be co-opted to complete the band, but they should have a genuine and regular association with the tower.
  3. Each ringer will only be allowed to ring for one band.
  4. A practice of two minutes will be allowed.
  5. The test piece will consist of 120 changes of doubles or minor, or 120 rows of call changes (each bell except the tenor to be called to lead).
  6. The rounds before and after, and any bell failing to set, may be marked at the judge's discretion.