I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 2002 and published in The Ringing World to date. I found 238 peals; 46 in one method and 148 in from 2 to 76 methods. The remaining 44 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.
|9 Apr||Barsham||1015||97m/v +||11m/76v|
One of the peals in figure 1 (marked +) and the 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.
|13 Nov||Leeds, St Anne||1258||10m/32v||10m/28v|
|21 Dec||Eaton Bishop||56||12m/98v||12m/97v|
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, April 11, 2003, page 357