8-BELL STRIKING COMPETITION RULES 2021
1 Teams shall be drawn at random from names submitted to the Master by 3:45 on Saturday 25th September.
2 Each band shall nominate a conductor who may be a non-ringing member of that band.
3 Bands may ring Call Changes, or any Triples or Major method. If Call Changes are rung, there shall be at least one change of lead bell.
4 The test piece shall be a minimum of 160 changes and a maximum of 224 rows long. If Call Changes are rung there must be at least 160 rows following the first called change. If a method is rung only the first 160 rows will be marked. If Call Changes are rung the 160 rows following the first called change will be marked.
5 Each band shall signal the start of the test piece by first ringing 2 whole pulls on the treble alone.
6 A maximum of 5 minutes practice ringing shall be allowed by each band prior to the test piece (* this may be reduced prior to the start of the competition depending on the time available/number of bands) - this shall NOT include rounds before the test piece. A steward shall be available (if required by the band) to keep time within the ringing chamber for the practice.
7 The method of judging shall be decided upon by the judge(s) whose decision will be final.
8 The objective of this year’s competition is to have fun, no trophy will be awarded.