Mid Branch won the 2019 competition at Chester Cathedral. The test piece was 144 Grandsire Caters (BBBSx2). The striking was analysed by the Hawkear system, with comments from Ben Kellett, Jack Bendrey and Andrew Rawlinson.
Audio tracks from Ben Kellett, team photos from Carrie Hyde.

Table of Results for 10-Bell Competition

Place in competitionTeamOrder of RingingPeal speedScoreJudge’s comments
1stMid33h2683.40%Errors occurred consistently throughout the change. Good structured ringing, clean rows and positive dodges.
2ndEast23h3780.70%Ringing slowed and became more settled after the first 50 changes. Most errors in first and second positions. Unclear dodges, mainly in 6-7.
3rdWirral43h3176.80%Errors consistent throughout the whole change. However, most faults were with bells following the 5th. There were issues with the back bells on the front, and settling into coursing after dodging.
4thChester53h2975.70%Pace decreased over the test piece. Most errors caused at lead due to the tenor being slow. When the front and back bells mixed together there were consistent faults.
5thSouth63h1267.40%Pace was exceptionally fast. Most faults were at the back just after the calls. Good effort knowing the band haven’t been able to practice prior to the competition.
6thNorth Wales13h2463.70%Pace was consistent throughout. It was clear that this band don’t ring together regularly. Completed the test piece successfully and the band should recognise their achievement.

Audio tracks of each performance

Chester Branch at 10-bell Striking Competition, Chester, 26th Oct 2019
East Branch at 10-bell Striking Competition, Chester, 26th Oct 2019
Mid Branch at 10-bell Striking Competition, Chester, 26th Oct 2019
North Wales at 10-bell Striking Competition, Chester, 26th Oct 2019
South Branch at 10-bell Striking Competition, Chester, 26th Oct 2019
Wirral Branch at 10-bell Striking Competition, Chester, 26th Oct 2019

Team Photos