The Guild’s annual 6-Bell striking contest was won by Epsom St Martin’s at Albury on Saturday 9th March. The results, along with a summary of the judge’s comments, are as follows.
First: 15 faults, Band 7. Epsom St Martin’s. Plain Bob Doubles. Good rounds, good steady pace. A couple of faults at the end made it a close thing.
2nd: 16 faults, Band 6. Shalford. Grandsire Doubles. Very good, steady pace. Relaxed throughout.
3rd: 22 faults, Band 8. Aldershot. Call changes. Good tenor ringing. Picked up faults at changes.
4th: 30 faults, Band 2. Godalming. Plain Bob Doubles. Good rhythm, but a bit unsettled towards the end.
5th: 38 faults, Band 9. Hersham. Grandsire Doubles. Some good patches, but slightly unsettled at the end.
6th: 44 faults, Band 4. Leatherhead. Grandsire Doubles. Tenor kept a good rhythm going. A few rushed leads and less steady rhythm in the second half.
7th: 51 faults, Band 3. Yorktown. Grandsire Doubles. Some clipping throughout.
8th: 74 faults, Band 5. Young Ringers. Plain Bob Doubles. Tenor gave a good beat, but there was some slow leading and choppiness throughout.
9th: 94 faults, Band 1. Ockham. Plain Bob Minor. A bit syncopated and did not settle.