Once again, there seemed mixed enthusiasm for striking competitions at Guild level, with the Inter-Tower 6-bell, and Inter-Distinct 10-bell competitions cancelled due to insufficient entries.

However the other two competitions did take place with the following results.

Inter-Tower 8-bell

The competition was held at Highclere on 20th May, judged by Martin Rice from Newbury.

PositionTowerMethodPeal speedFaultsDrawn
1stHursleyGrandsire Triples2h54142nd
2ndBishopstokeGrandsire Triples2h58233rd
3rdRomseyGrandsire Triples3h7271st

Inter-District 8-bell

The competition was held at Ringwood on 17th June, judged by David and Flick Warwick from Wimborne Minster.

1stWinchesterGrandsire Triples86%1st
2ndPortsmouthGrandsire Triples82%3rd
3rdChristchurch & SouthamptonGrandsire Triples75%2nd

Greg Jordan