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2009 London Twelve Bell Competition

On Saturday 24 October the SRCY took part in the inaugural London 12 Bell striking competition. As it was the first year of the competition, it was decided that it would be held at St Magnus the Martyr, London's newest ring of 12.

The idea of the competition was to have something for London ringers to have a chance to ring in a 12 competition where they may not otherwise have a chance. The idea is that it's meant to be a fun competition as well. With this in mind, the SRCY band was not the same as the National 12 bell competition and instead had a 5 people who had never rung for the SRCY in a competition before.

With this in mind, we were extremely happy to come second in the competition. We worked well and rang well together. Congratulations to the ASCY Master's band who came first.

The results of the competition are below. Here is the band that represented the SRCY:
1. Jo Dorling
2. Linda Garton
3. Shirley McGill
4. Penelope Sharpe
5. Hugh Wilkinson
6. Edward Mack
7. Thomas Mack
8. Cath Merlane
9. Peter Harrison (C)
10. Douglas Beaumont
11. John Loveless
12. Oliver Cross

Place

Rang

Team

Mark

Peal Speed

1st

8th

ASCY M

88%

3h30

2nd

6th

SRCY

81%

3h30

3rd

4th

ASCY J

75%

3h26.5

4th

7th

Southwark M

72%

3h23

5th

5yh

St Martin-in-the-Fields

65%

3h23

6th

1st

Southwark V

63%

3h26

7th

10th

ULSCR

61%

3h29

8th

9th

Middlesex

60%

3h34

9th

2nd

South Croydon

45%

3h24.5

10th

3rd

Kingston

35%

3h21

As this was the first time the competition was held it was run very well, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

My thanks and congratulations to every who rang for the Society, and for those who stood in during the practices.

PiH

Update:

The recordings of all the bands are now available. Adrian Udal's recording equipment was used during the competition, and is what the judges used when marking the competition. You can now listen to these recordings at http://www.fulham.demon.co.uk/twelvebell/. You can listen to the winning team via the website, or download all the recordings (they are in a .mp3 format).