In 2016, the Guild held three striking competitions. There were the Inter-Tower 6 and 8-bell competitions, held on the 21st May and the Inter-District 8-bell competition, held on the 2nd July.
This year, the Inter-Tower 6-bell was held at St. Mary’s Church Eversley, and was judged by Julian Ferrar and Julian Hemper, from Wiltshire. 5 teams entered and the whole morning was a success and a nice relaxed atmosphere and camaraderie between the teams and organisers. The results are as follows:
|1st||St Michael’s, Basingstoke||Plain Bob Doubles||4m7||3½||3rd|
|3rd||Niton and Chale||Grandsire Doubles||4m4||8||5th|
|4th||Rotherwick and Odiham||Grandsire Doubles||4m1||28½||1st|
|5th||Eversley||Plain Bob Doubles||4m7||35||4th|
The Inter-Tower 8-bell this year was held over the border in the Guildford Guild at Hawley. It was slightly disappointing to see only three teams entering, but a good contest was had nonetheless. The contest was judged by Vernon Bedford and the results are as follows:
This year, the Inter-Tower 8-bell was held at New Alresford, prior to the Guild AGM. Four Districts entered, which was good, but much like the Inter-Tower competition, it would have been great to have more Districts entering a team. The more the merrier! Paul and Kate Flavell were the judges and they did a professional and thorough job. Their results are as follows:
|2nd||Winchester||Cambridge Surprise Major||84%||3h8||1st|
|3rd||Christchurch & Southampton||Grandsire Triples||82%||3h7||4th|
Expenses amounted to £58 which was paid out of Central Funds.