for the Taylor Trophy

2020 CONTEST CANCELLED

The National 12 Bell Striking Contest has been cancelled for 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

With the rapidly evolving national situation, the distances to be travelled to the eliminators and final, and the many members of the wider ringing community who fall into the “at risk” category, cancellation was the sensible conclusion.

This was not an easy decision to make, and it was taken after consulting the contest committee, hosts for the eliminators and final, judges and technicians, and team captains.

Many people have already put significant time and effort into preparing for the contest, and we are grateful for their efforts, and to the whole ringing community for their understanding.  We look forward to the 12 Bell contest resuming in 2021.

Mark Bell & Haley Barnett, Contest Chairman & Secretary

The eliminator contests will take place on Saturday 28th March. The draw is:

Venue: Aston Chester Walsall
Draw:
1100
1100
1100
Local information:
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Judges:
Linda Garton
John Loveless
Ben Carey
Edd Colliss
David Dearnley
Ian Hill
 
ASCY
SRCY
Guildford
Norwich
Melbourne
Towcester
Exeter
Bristol
Leeds
Oxford
High Wycombe
Chilcompton
Chester
Birmingham
St Paul’s Cathedral
Southwark
Ipswich
Hursley
Cambridge

The test piece for the eliminator contests will be six leads of Cambridge Maximus, brought round with a 12ths-place lead end.

The top three teams at each eliminator contest will join Sheffield in the final at Sheffield Cathedral on Saturday 20th June. More information about the arrangements for the final will be available at http://12bellsheffield.org.uk/

Committee Chairman:
Mark A Bell

Chief Judge for 2020:
Ben Carey

Method for 2020:
Cambridge S Maximus

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