Branch Striking Competition
Saturday 27th April 2013, Chalgrove
Four teams contested the branch striking competition, held on the challenging but glorious 16 1/2 cwt ring of 6 at Chalgrove. The judges were Keith Anderson and Mary Friskney from Wallingford, who commented that each team had got to grips with the challenge in different ways.
Their comments were:
Benson - the first 80 changes were rung well with only minor inconsistencies. They then had a problem which they struggled to recover from and rang more than 120 changes thus incurring more faults.
Faults: 44. Position: 4th
Little Milton (this team was made up of those who ring at Little Milton on a Tuesday night and included some ringers who were also ringing for other teams)
There were a few full faults, but the main faults were incurred through minor inconsistencies, which mounted up.
Faults: 38. Position: 3rd
Chalgrove - This was relaxed ringing, perhaps if it had more drive and purpose it would have been better. There were minor hesitations throughout.
Faults: 26. Position: 2nd.
Drayton St Leonard - this was enjoyable ringing, particularly the tenor which was well rung throughout. Faults were picked up throughout but they were minor and infrequent.
Faults: 13. Position: 1st.
Thanks to the Chalgrove ringers for the excellent cakes and drinks.