2020 Contest


I am very sorry to say that RWNYC 2020 has been postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until the last few days, I had been optimistic that the event could still go ahead on 4th July, but the rapid esclation of the situation means this is no longer viable. 

I realise how disappointing this will be for the many young ringers hoping to participate in the contest and enjoy what promised to be an excellent day out in York. It is especially sad for those for whom 2020 is the last year they are eligible to take part.

I am working with the local organising team and the York Minster authorities to investigate the possibility of a date later in the year when we could reschedule the RWNYC. I will make a further announcement about this in due course.

David Hull, RWNYC Organiser, 24th March 2020

The tenth annual Ringing World National Youth Contest will take place on Saturday 4th July 2020 in York. Teams will compete for the coveted Whitechapel Trophy and the RW Editor’s Trophy for Excellence. The headquarters for the day will be York Minster; the contest for bands ringing Call Changes will be at All Saints, North Street, and the teams ringing methods will compete at All Saints, Huntington.

Method ringing Call changes
Channel Island Pirates
D&N Young Ringers
Essex Young Eagles
Fen Tigers
Go Bellistic! (SDGR)
Lincolnshire Poachers
Oxford DG
Sussex Young Ringers
The G & B
W&P Youths
Yorkshire Tykes
Bath & Wells
Bucks and Berks Young Ringers
Cheshire Young Ringers
Coventry Spires
Derbyshire Young Ringers
Kent Young Ringers
Lancashire Lads and Lasses
Leicester Rising Ringers
Norfolk Young Ringers
Surrey Strikers
Three Spires
Vectis Youths
Worcester Cathedral

The contest is open to bands comprising ringers aged under 19 on 31st August 2020. Bands may choose to ring Major, Triples or Call Changes on eight bells.

Click for the contest rules and safeguarding guidelines.

Various towers in and around York city centre will be open, all easily accessible by public transport, alongside the ever popular handbell workshops. Full details of the day will be published in due course. In the meantime, suggestions for accommodation can be found here.

Please send any queries to rwnyc@ringingworld.co.uk. The intention is to share the draw with teams in early April to allow for advance purchase train ticket offers to be taken advantage of.

We look forward to welcoming you all to York in July.

2020 contest