Read more…"/> 6-bell Striking Competition – Results – Kent County Association of Change Ringers

A very Autumnal morning greeted the 6 teams on 22nd September at Upchurch, the venue for this year’s 6-bell Striking Competition.  Luckily the rain held off most of the morning, but there was plenty to eat & drink in the church where it was warm(er) and dry.

The ringing was underway by 10am with the judge Henry Coggill, Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths, sat in his car in the village hall car park listening intently.

By midday all the teams had completed their test pieces, and soon after Henry joined us in the church to deliver the results as shown in the table below:

Place District Represented by Rang Faults Comments
1st Tonbridge Hadlow 1st 26 Well structured, worked well together as a team.
2nd Ashford Ashford 6th 49 Brisk, but calmed down but a number of rushed changes.
3rd Canterbury St. Dunstan, Canterbury 3rd 58 Very determined piece which settled and had some nice stretches of ringing.
4th Maidstone Aylesford 5th 64 The ringing showed promise.  Quite a mixture of speed throughout.
5th Rochester Milton Regis 2nd 85 Very purposeful, a bit rushed but some nice stretches of ringing.
6th Lewisham Eltham 4th 92 Good overall structure with some consistent leading.


Well done to the Tonbridge District, represented by the band from Hadlow.  The photo below shows Phil Jarvis receiving the trophy from Henry:

Many thanks to Henry from coming to judge for us, and thanks to the ringers at Upchurch for hosting & providing refreshments throughout the morning.