The Guild Striking Competitions are held on the third Saturday of October every year.
In the morning are the two 6-bell competitions. These usually run concurrently but pre-booked time slots allow the same team to enter both competitions:
Inter-tower competition for the J P Fidler Cup
240-300 changes of any Doubles or Minor method, including plain courses (but not plain hunt)
Inter-tower novice competition for the John Longridge Plate
180 changes of Plain Hunt Doubles or Minor
In the afternoon the 8-bell competition takes place. This is an inter-branch competition for the Andrews trophy. The order of ringing will be decided by a draw. All teams must ring one of the specified methods (one simple, one more complicated) which is decided at the Guild Committee Meeting held in January.
The 2021 striking competition will be hosted by the South West branch.