2020 Contest


I am very sorry to say that RWNYC 2020 has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although I had hoped we might be able to hold an event in the later part of 2020, the continuing restrictions on mass-participation events mean this will not be possible.

I realise that this is a further disappointment to everyone who was hoping to take part, but I am sure that you understand that we have to be guided by Government regulations and Church of England and Central Council policy.

I will make an announcement about the venue for 2021 soon, in the hope that lockdown restrictions will have been lifted sufficiently by then to allow the contest to take place.

David Hull, RWNYC Organiser, 15th August 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.

London 2024

6th July 2024

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