The Guild Inter-Tower 6-Bell competition was held this year on 18th May at Wickham with 4 tower teams and a scratchband hotly contesting the trophy.
Congratulations to Portsmouth Cathedral on winning the competition which was judged by Martin Rice from Newbury and Mark Robins from Hungerford.
The weather was kind to us, overcast but dry, and the setting idyllic for a pleasant morning sitting in the churchyard listening to some fine ringing.
My thanks go to the local band and clergy for the use of the bells, The Portsmouth District committee for their assistance with organisation, the Judges and to Lynne Jordan for providing much needed refreshments.
|1st||Portsmouth Cathedral||Grandsire Doubles||8||2h40||3rd|
|2nd||Basingstoke (St Michael)||Plain Bob Doubles||25||2h48||1st|
|4th||Hawkley & Bramshott||Call changes||41||2nd|
|Scratch band||Cambridge Surprise Minor||30||2h53||5th|
Unfortunately the Inter-Tower 8-bell competition was cancelled due to insufficient team entries.
The Inter-District 8-Bell Competition was held at Brighstone, IoW on the AGM day, 15th June. I can’t say it was glorious sunshine but the rain held off for the morning as 4 teams met to contest the Shield.
We had an excellent morning with some fine ringing, judged by Peter Niblett from Whitchurch. All teams rang 224 changes of Grandsire Triples.
|1st||Isle of Wight 2||Grandsire Triples||27||2h47||4th|
|2nd||Alton & Petersfield||Grandsire Triples||42||2h45||3rd|
|4th||Isle of Wight 1||Grandsire Triples||60||2h54||1st|
|Balance b/f||0.00||Tower donations||45.00|
|Income from General Fund||84.98||Judges’ gifts||15.98|