Saturday 30 June saw the first Striking Competition to be held in the North West District for several years, and despite a bit of nail-biting by the organisers before the event, it turned out to be a very enjoyable and successful day, in fact, one of the best attended events we have had!!
Ringers were encouraged to make up their own teams and the competition was purely a call change one, in order to encourage newer and less experienced ringers to enter. It was great that ringers really rose to this challenge and it was particularly good to see not just a few of our newer ringers but whole bands of them! Special mention must go to the Palgrave and Gislingham joint band for entering a team, most of whom have not been ringing for very long at all.
Richard Munnings and Ruth Eagle (and their assistant, Baby Mason)did a great job of judging the contest from the luxury of Peter and Sheila's caravan and thanks go to them for making the journey over to Bacton and for their encouraging words.
The results were as follows;
|1st||Team 2 Stowmarket and Old Newton||6.5 faults|
|2nd||Team 9 Young Ringers||7.5 faults|
|3rd||Team 6 Bardwell||11.5 faults|
|4th||Team 1 Buxhall||16 faults|
|5th||Team 7 Bacton||17 faults|
|6th||Team 3 Hopton and Hinderclay||18 faults|
|7th||Team 4 Lesley's Other Team||30 faults|
|8th||Team 8 Mary's Mixture||31 faults|
|9th||Team 5 Palgrave and Gislingham||34.5 faults|
Well done to everyone who took part so willingly and who helped make this
such a success! Start practising for next year!