Saturday, 1 July 2017 in Birmingham
The competition is open to bands comprising ringers aged under 19 on 31 August 2017. Bands may choose to ring Major, Triples or Call Changes on eight bells. Julia Cater will be the Chief Judge, assisted by young judges who will be announced in due course.
Regrettably, for logistical reasons, it is necessary to limit the entry to 24 teams. Therefore only one entry per group can be accepted (with “group” defined as young ringers from the same area who practice together).
If the entry exceeds 24 teams, the previous year’s winners of the method ringing and call change categories will receive automatic entry, and the remaining teams will be drawn out of a hat. Any team not given a place this year will be given automatic entry the following year.
Heats will be held in the morning at towers easily accessible by public transport, and the top 2 teams from each heat will go through to the final in the afternoon on the back 8 at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter.
We are very grateful to the St Martin’s Guild, who are busy putting together what will definitely be a brilliant day, details of which will be published in due course. In addition to the contest, there will almost certainly be the opportunity to ring on the 16 at St Martin in the Bullring and other towers in Birmingham, to take part in Twelve Bell and handbell ringing workshops and lots of other activities, not all ringing related!
HOW TO ENTER:
If you would like to enter a team in the contest please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to request an entry form and further details.
The closing date for entries and receipt of the entry fee of £50 per team, is 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2017.
We look forward seeing you in Birmingham on 1 July!