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ASCY 12 BELL STRIKING COMPETITION

Saturday 21st May, 2005

On Saturday 21st May the Society held a 12 bell competition for bands of members from around the country.  The venue for the competition was Evesham, where the famous Bell Tower has hosted many a great day of competition ringing.

The format of the competition was slightly different to that used for the National 12 Bell Striking Contest.  It was run as a knock out, with pairs of bands ringing against each other in each round, judged by a panel made up of other band members.  The test piece for the four quarter finals was two courses of Stedman Cinques, half a course of Cambridge Maximus then tested the four bands in the semi finals, and then the two remaining bands rang seven leads of Bristol Maximus in the final.

The band represented Birmingham won this competition, so congratulations go to them. The full results were as follows:

Quarter Finals Won by
Cambridge University Guild
The Flying Circus
Cambridge University Guild
St Paul's Cathedral
Birmingham
Birmingham
The North West
York
York
Towcester
Master's xii
Master's xi
Semi Finals Won by
Cambridge University Guild
Birmingham
Birmingham
York
Master's xi
Master's xi
Final Won by
Birmingham
Master's xi
Birmingham

The bands were as follows:

Cambridge University Guild The Flying Circus
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Dickon R Love (St John's)
Philip A B Saddleton (Trinity)
Jennifer E Butler (Clare)
Iain J Anderson (Fitzwilliam)
Philip J Earis (Clare)
David E Rothera (Trinity Hall)
S Clarke Walters (Pembroke)
Bernard H Taylor (Trinity) (C)
Patrick L H Brooke (Gonville & Caius)
Robin O Hall (Sidney Sussex)
John N Hughes-D'Aeth (Gonville & Caius)
Brian G Meads (Corpus Christi)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Brian Bladon
Andrew N Stubbs
David F Moore
John Hill
Noel J Diserens
Christopher H Rogers
Stephen W Barton
David J Purnell
D John Hunt
David E House (C)
Robert C Kippin
David P Hilling
St Paul's Cathedral Birmingham
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Joanna M Ainsworth
David J Baverstock
Ann Wilby
Charles W G Herriott
Paul N Mounsey (C)
James H Foster
Gwen Rogers
Andrew J Graham
J Alan Ainsworth
Eleanor J Linford
Philip Rogers
John I White
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Victoria J M Halliwell
Stephanie J Warboys
Mark R Eccleston
Alan S Burbidge
Alban D Forster
David J Pipe
Maurice F Edwards
Roderick W Pipe
Anthony M Daw
Richard B Grimmett
Michael P A Wilby
John S Warboys
York The North West
Stedman Cinques Cambridge Maximus 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
James E Andrews
Val Andrews
Christine Broadley
David W Friend
Nina E Brannan
Mark D Chilcott
Paul B Hunter
Peter D Hughes
Peter L Furniss
C Michael Orme
Jeffrey Brannan (C)
Gordon R Birks
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
David G Hull (C)
Robert H Childs
Alison L Edmonds
Peter J Sanderson
Christopher Young
Adam S Greenley
David Town
David Mitchell
David Potter
Rupert Burgess
Robert Lee
Timothy Bradley
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Robert H Childs
David G Hull
Peter J Sanderson (C)
Giles Galley
Christopher D Young
Adam S Greenley
David Town
David Mitchell
David Potter
Rupert Burgess
Robert Lee
Timothy Bradley
Towcester Master's xi
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Barry E Saunders
Graham C Paul
Ann Wilby
Rosalind J Keech
Joanne C Lovell
Jonathan G W King
Hannah L Wilby
Andrew M Keech
James Clatworthy
Richard I Allton (C)
John M Thurman
Andrew W R Wilby
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Simon J L Linford (C)
Katherine L Town
Christopher J Poole
Rebecca L Sugden
Simon S Meyer
Martin J Cansdale
Nigel J Newton
Philip R Goodyer
Martin Whiteley
Ian P Hill
Roy LeMarechal
Matthew J Hilling
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The Master introduces the competition. With him are the two Judges' Stewards, Ed Hughes-D'Aeth and Dinah Reed. Eleanor Linford takes the role of Carol Vorderman.
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Chris Povey, Tower Captain of Evesham, conducts the draw from the Trophy. Patrick Brooke and John Hughes-D'Aeth (or as John put it, John Hughes-D'Aeth with his hero).
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Some of the Cambridge University Team listening to the Birmingham performance in the semi-final. David Rothera, Clarke Walters, Brian Meads and Susan Rothera.
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Stef Warboys, Bernard Taylor, Jo Ainsworth and Andrew Graham. Paul Mounsey talking to Alban Forster.
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Richard Allton in the foreground with some of the Towcester. Tony Daw is given a lesson in pool by Ewan Hull.
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On Evesham platform waiting for the last train back to London, with supplies. Nigel Newton and Phil Goodyer.
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David and Katie Town. David Baverstock and Paul Mounsey.

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