Congratulations to Farnham District for narrowly winning the 10-bell striking competition on 9th June 2018 at Haslemere. The judges were Ken Darvill and John Manley, the method was Grandsire Caters and the results were as follows:
1st Farnham District 27.5 faults
2nd Guildford District 28 faults
3rd Leatherhead District 62 faults
The judges felt that the first band to ring (Leatherhead District) would have done better if they’d rung more slowly. The ringing was uneven to start with, but very good at the end. A couple of missed dodges were quickly recovered.
The second band (Farnham District) rang lots of rounds which gave a good rhythm.
The third band (Guildford District) rang more steadily, but the judges felt that bells in 8,9 were a bit strung out on occasion.
Congratulations to all who took part – it was an enjoyable and worthwhile competition on a beautiful day, despite the nerves that undoubtedly affected people.
Margaret Bale and Roger Tompsett