North West Twelve-Bell Striking Competition

for the Westminster Shield

 

1. Claire Mitchell

2. Helen Taylor

3. L Martin Daniels

4. Haley Barnett

5. Mark Collings

6. Russell Scudamore

7. David Thomas

8. Ray Hutchings

9. Nick Willasey

10. Luke Marshall

11. Len Mitchell

12. Liam Craddock

 

 

 

1. Anne Orme

2. Lucy Bricheno

3. Carol Marchbank

4. Christine Broadley

5. Helen Foster

6. Sarah Jacot

7. Kevin Rogers

8. David Friend

9. Jeffrey Brannan

10. Melanie Curwen

11. James Marchbank (c)

12. Trevor Marchbank

 

 

 

2017 Competition

 

CHESTER CATHEDRAL – NORTH WEST 12-BELL STRIKING COMPETITION

 

The winners of this first North West competition were decided by application of Hawkear. This software has been used extensively by the National 12-bell Competition for several years but never at Chester.

 

The installation of the hardware and testing was carried out in 2016, and it was considered sufficiently reliable to notify the bands that the results would be determined entirely on the output from the Rod Model analysis. Despite this, the competition was really organised to raise awareness and enthusiasm for 12-bell ringing, so representatives from each band were asked to judge the ringing. This, for several, was the first time they had had the opportunity to sit outside quietly and listen critically to 12-bell ringing. Their results were amalgamated to provide a back-up in case of technical failure of recording the test pieces. In the event, the technology performed perfectly.

 

Hawkear and the human judges agreed on the top two teams, though there was a difference of opinion for the remaining four. Both Hawkear and judges’ results were presented to the teams, but, as planned, the Hawkear output was the decider and the results are as below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In terms of the event itself, I am sure there were many who should be thanked, but without the extensive advice from Ian McCallion and Dave Richards, Hawkear installation and operation would have been impossible. Now it remains in position to help improve our ringing on a routine basis at Chester.

 

HUMAN JUDGES’ OUTPUT

 

Other information provided at the results presentation, just for the record :

Judges comments for each band:

 

Band 1. Pushed on a little too much making leading difficult. Tenor was left stranded sometimes.

Band 2. Tenor parted from middle bells. Quite good, spoilt by clips.

Band 3. Accumulated faults steadily throughout. Slow backstroke leads by the back bells.

Band 4. Tenor set good beat. Good rhythm throughout. Occasional hesitations.

Band 5. Steadily improved after an unsteady start. Gaps between 11 and 12.

Band 6. Consistent with no major faults. Most minor clips.

Band

Rang

Faults

Percentage

Position

Chester Diocesan Guild

1st

497

88.71%

3rd

Shrewsbury

2nd

897

79.62%

6th

LACR (Liverpool Branch)

3rd

579

86.40%

5th

Liverpool

4th

455

89.66%

2nd

Macclesfield

5th

540

87.73%

4th

Chester Cathedral

6th

442

89.95%

1st

Band

Rang

Faults

Percentage

Peal Speed

Position

Chester Diocesan Guild

1st

396

55%

3h 18m

4th

Shrewsbury

2nd

418

52%

3h 37m

5th

LACR (Liverpool Branch)

3rd

342

61%

3h 30m

3rd

Liverpool

4th

311

65%

3h 33m

2nd

Macclesfield

5th

459

48%

3h 27m

6th

Chester Cathedral

6th

297

66%

3h 32m

1st

Band two - Shrewsbury

Band one - Chester Diocesan Guild

Band four -Liverpool

Band three - LACR (Liverpool Branch)

Band six - Chester

Band five - Macclesfield

1. Liz Helliwell

2. Fiona Harrison

3. Jenny Christian

4. Diana Anderson

5. Paul Hunter

6. Carrie Hyde

7. Jack Bendrey (c)

8. Ray Helliwell

9. Brian Harris

10. Simon Christian

11. Peter Furniss

12. Andrew Rawlinson

 

 

 

1. John Hyden

2. Jenny Christian

3. Christine Broadley

4. Paul Hunter

5. Rich Westman

6. Simon Christian

7. Duncan Hyde (c)

8. Ben Kellet

9. Peter Barker

10. Peter Wilkinson

11. Andrew Rawlinson

12. Craig Chaplow

 

 

 

1. Lucy Bricheno

2. Philippa Stokoe

3. Carrie Hyde

4. Haley Barnett

5. David Baverstock

6. Helen Taylor

7. James Hibbert

8. David Thomas

9. Jack Bendrey

10. Len Mitchell

11. Russell Scudamore

12. Peter Furniss

 

 

 

1. Dawn Offen

2. Gail Lawrence

3. Gillian Glover

4. Jacqui Barden

5. Nick Green

6. Biff Patterson

7. Jad Bienek

8. Maurice Ingram

9. John Neal

10. Mike Wilshaw

11. Matthew Lawrence

12. Alan Glover

 

 

 

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