I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 2001 and published in The Ringing World to date. I found 179 peals; 33 in one method and 121 in from 2 to 58 methods. The remaining 25 contained variations and the reports of the 2 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.
|26Aug||York, St Laurence||974||7m/v||4m/3v|
The peal in figure 2 claimed 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.
|4Apr||Leeds, St Anne||457||10m/32v||10m/28v|
If any band is unsure how the numbers were arrived at for their peal, I will be pleased to provide details on request.
ANTHONY P. SMITH
Chairman, Methods Committee
The Ringing World, May 31, 2002, page 564