I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 1994 and published in The Ringing World. I found 179 peals; 57 in one method and 91 in from 2 to 82 methods. The remaining 31 contained variations and one did not conform with Decision (D) C.3. This was a peal in 12m/48v at Corley on 21 March (94/404). Extents 41 and 42 each contained two variations with the same plain course, different singles but the same bob. Decision (D) C.3 says that where variations with the same plain course are included in an extent they must not have any calls in common. If Council decides to include this peal in the Analysis we recommend that they follow the precedent established at Wells in 1990 and accept these extents as containing just the methods used and not the variations. The peal would then be recorded as 12m/45v with the particular extents as follows: (41-42) Grandsire.
The following peals were incompletely reported:
The report of the peal at Saddington on 19 January (94/178) claimed 9m/3v but only listed 38 extents containing 7m/2v (Old is not a variation) which does not account for 4 extents and 2 methods.
The report of the peal at Brailsford on 16 April (94/558) claimed 5m but only listed 30 extents containing 3m/1v (assuming St Dunstan was Grandsire using bobs, singles and extremes) which does not account for 12 extents and one method.
Moreover, the reports of the 8 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.
2 of the peals in figure 1 and the 3 peals listed in figure 2 claimed from 2 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 in peal reports. The report of the peal at Bredwardine on 15 September (94/1070) claimed 4m/7v but contained 5m/6v.
The report of the peal at Bristol on 27 October (94/1164) claimed 12m/30v but contained 17m/25v.
The report of the peal at Buckden on 21 December (95/115) claimed 7m/v but contained 7m.
ANTHONY P. SMITH
Chairman, Methods Committee
The Ringing World, April 21, 1995, page 435