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.


The 2019 striking competitions will be hosted by the East branch.


Results of the 2018 striking competitions



Results of the 2017 striking competitions


Read the account of the 2016 competitions


Read the account of the 2015 competitions


Read the account of the 2014 competitions


Read the account of the 2013 competitions.