North West Twelve-Bell Striking Competition

for the Westminster Shield

2018 Competition


The 2018 competition was held on Saturday 27th January at Bolton St Peter, Lancashire.


Six bands took part, ringing 264 changes of Plain Bob Maximus.


The competition was won by Macclesfield (Blues).



















1st Macclesfield (Blues) 73% Rang 5th

2nd Chester (Devas) 72% Rang 4th

3rd Liverpool 64% Rang 6th

4th Manchester 60% Rang 3rd

5th Chester (Festerers) 52% Rang 2nd

6th Macclesfield (Silks) 50% Rung 1st


Congratulations Macclesfield and everyone else who took part.


Chief judge: Simon Linford

Assistant judges: Ewan Hull and Alex Riley


Pre contest information


Draw: 11am

Test piece: Plain course of Plain Bob Maximus

Entries will open on Friday 27th October. This year’s competition will accept two teams from other areas of the country. These could be either developing bands, wishing to take part in the national competition, or an association, guild or twelve bell centre wanting to develop their band.

An exciting change this year is the chance to choose your place in the running order of the competition. Bands will be entered into a draw and will be able to choose their time slot on the day. Will you choose first place or save the best until last?!

Entries must be submitted by 5th January 2018






















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