I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 1998 and published in The Ringing World to date. I found 137 peals; 30 in one method and 82 in from 2 to 84 methods. The remaining 25 contained variations and the reports of the 4 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.
|26Apr||Stoke Ash||533||29m/v *||5m/23v|
Moreover, 2 of the peals in figure 1 (marked *) and the peals listed in figure 2 claimed from 1 to 4 "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 in peal reports.
ANTHONY P. SMITH
Chairman, Methods Committee
The Ringing World, April 30, 1999, page 403