Doubles peals 2007

SIR, - I have analysed the peals of Doubles rung during 2007 and published in The Ringing World to date. I found 130 peals, 126 on tower bells and 4 on handbells; 27 in one method and 80 in from 2 to 54 methods. The remaining 23 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.

Figure 1
3MarBabworth31442m/v 12m/30v

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.

Figure 2
3MarEwyas Harold291160v4m/156v

If any band is unsure how the numbers were arrived at for their peal, I will be pleased to provide details on request.

Chairman, Methods Committee

The Ringing World, April 18, 2008, page 411