Saturday 16th October

Please indicate your intention to enter a team for this year's striking competition by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All entries to be received by Sunday 10th October at the latest.

The Guild six bell inter-tower striking contest will be held at Laira on the afternoon of Saturday 16th October.

Laira: 6 bell competition for JP Fidler Cup

2pm : introduction to judging a striking competition (open to all Guild members)

During the afternoon we are also offering members the chance to develop listening skills and find out about what is involved in judging a striking contest.

We are delighted that Tim Bayton (Guild Education Officer) has agreed to facilitate this opportunity, which will begin with an introductory talk at 2pm. Tim will describe some things you might listen for, offer tips on making constructive observations, and introduce various systems you might employ to assess the accuracy of the striking.

There will then be an opportunity to listen to performances of the teams competing in the inter-tower striking contest, and to have a go at marking and taking notes on them - with no pressure. In a relaxed and sociable format, members of competing teams will also be able to have a go at assessing one another's performances and reviewing their own.

2.30pm : draw for order of ringing


1st Exeter Cathedral (10.5 faults)
2nd Tavistock (12.25 faults)
3rd Emmanuel, Plymouth (48 faults)
4th Tiverton, St Peter (52 faults)
5th Withycombe Raleigh (59 faults)

Cathedral team


Recommended parking is in Pike Road (Google Maps link), a short walk from Laira church.



Available in the church


Tea, coffee and cake will be available in the church


 Ian Avery