St Oulton were placed first in the inaugural competition held on 23rd September 2018 at Melbourne. Here are the results.
|Draw||Team Name||Judges’ Comments
||Would win a prize for …
||Peal Speed||Score %||Place|
|A||Macclesfield||Good in the middle of the change; some rushed handstroke leading but that improved throughout the piece. Roll-ups hit cleanly.||Clearest roll-ups||3:26||88%||4|
|B||York||End of first course, start of second course was the best ringing in this piece; took time to recover from a trip in lead 8. Felt the pace was being forced and not all the bells were comfortable with this pace.||Clearest roll-ups||3:13||86%||5|
|C||Birmingham Cathedral||Good structure and clean roll-ups. Some of the middle bells tended to have quick handstroke leads. Slight trip in lead 7 took a while to resolve. Overall good piece of ringing.||Cleanest first course-end||3:22||90%||3|
|D||Leicester||Controlled piece of ringing and predominantly clean. The faults that were picked up were at the start and end of the row. Overall, very enjoyable piece of ringing.||Being the peal band the judges would want to ring in||3:22||91%||2|
|E||Reading||Whilst we didn’t mark the practice, we noted the second practice piece was very, very quick (unsustainably); the band learned from this and eased off (a little) for the test piece. The test piece ebbed and flowed – good when bells ‘close’ to each other were together – struggled when big and little bells were intermingled. Faults picked up in second half of change in positions 8-11.||Taking the best learnings from practice||3:13||81%||7|
|F||Sheffield||Consistent pace; first half of change tended to be accurate. The change length however fluctuated causing difficulties at lead and at the back half.||Being most consistent [maintained the same standard throughout]||3:16||83%||6|
|G||Melbourne Reserves (fired out)||Settled quickly with good consensus of rhythm and pace. Leading at the middle of the 7th lead, then , well…||Missing the corner whilst leading||3:25||–||8|
|H||St Oulton||Stately in pace but all rang at same speed. Took 2 or 3 leads to fully settle, but after that very good.||Devising a plan and sticking to it||3:30||92%||1|
See the main results page for team photographs etc.