I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 1991 and published in The Ringing World. I found 189 peals; 43 in one method and 103 in 2 or more, including peals of "Spliced" in 39, 50 and 53 methods by the Oxford Diocesan Guild. The remaining 43 contained variations and all conformed with Decision (D) C.3.
However, the reports of the 12 peals listed in figure 1 did not conform with Decision (D) C.4 as they did not state the numbers of methods and variations separately; the correction column shows how they should have been reported.
Moreover, the report of the peal at Chetwynd did not list the methods/variations rung in each extent separately.
The report of the peal in 50m at Avebury on 22 September (91/1016) similarly did not conform with Decision (D) C.4 as it did not list the methods rung in each extent separately.
Three of the peals in figure 1 and the two peals listed in figure 2 claimed from 1 to 10 "variations" which use only standard calls for the parent methods and, in accordance with Decision (E) A.3, are not entitled to different names.
If any band is unsure how the numbers were arrived at for their peal, I will be pleased to provide details on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope.
I also noticed the following minor discrepancies. The report of the peal at Mattersey on 23 March (91/397) claimed 8m/34v but contained 9m/33v.
The report of the peal at Broomfield on 20 April (91/470) claimed 5m/7v but listed only 3m/2v.
ANTHONY P. SMITH
Chairman, Methods Committee
The Ringing World, April 24, 1992, page 401