The Annual Guild Six-bell Striking Competition was held at Newdigate on Saturday 11th March on a warm, spring day. Five bands entered and the judges were Jeremy and Sheila Cheesman.
The test piece was 180 changes of Doubles or Minor, or call changes. In the event, four bands rang Doubles and one, Old Woking, rang Bob Minor.
The results are shown in the table below:
1st Epsom 53 faults 5 mins 47 seconds
2nd Yorktown 68 faults 6 mins 22 seconds
3rd Ashtead 76 faults 5 mins 38 seconds
4th Old Woking 82 faults 5 mins 37 seconds
5th Ockham 91 faults 6 mins 2 seconds
The judges commented that they did not consider the bells to be easy and that the speed of ringing varied from ‘very fast’ to ‘stately’, but some bands achieved a happy medium.