Striking Competition Rules - Guild Eight Bell


The aim of the competition is to create an interest in good striking and lead to improved ringing standards which are considered a key factor in motivating and retaining ringers.


  1. The contest is open to all Branches within the Diocese of Lincoln. Each Branch may enter two teams.
  2. All ringers must be members of the Guild.
  3. No one shall ring for more than one team and each team shall contain a minimum of 6 ringers resident in the Branch.
  4. The contest shall be on eight bells and each team shall ring the designated number of changes and the method previously determined by the Guild Committee.
  5. Three minutes are allowed to enable the band to get the feel of the bells. The bells must then be stood. As a signal to the judge a few strokes shall be rung on the treble immediately before ringing the test piece.
  6. The conductor may stop and re-start the attempt provided not more than thirty two changes have been rung. The band will stand and the treble rung again as a signal of a restart. A penalty of 10% of their faults shall be awarded for such action.
  7. A clock will be provided in the ringing chamber for use of the contestants.
  8. The judge�s decision is final.

Revised April 2015

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