Article written by Bobbie May
ODG 6- Bell Final at Chalfont St Peter on Saturday October 5th 2019
Eight teams dodged the inclement intervals and two entertaining judges, Louise Booth, Bermondsey, and Linda Georgiadis, St Giles, London, deliberated on the teams’ attempts. The church itself is ideally situated in front of an enormous car park, so ringers weren’t left scrambling for car-parking space!
Linda and Louise introduced themselves in true “Strictly” style and explained their methods of marking.
|Wokingham All Saints||Sonning Deanery||Rang doubles with a good open hand-stroke though the tenor behind had some issues. Quite good ringing with some unevenness.||50||5th|
|Oxford St Giles||Oxford||Rang plain courses. They had difficulty getting the right rhythm but it was a good attempt||135||8th|
|Aylesbury||Central Bucks||Fairly steady ringing. They made a recovery from a hairy moment and kept going!||98||7th|
|Woughton on the Green||North Bucks||They had a few ‘moments’ early on but it sorted itself out later.||78||6th|
|Abingdon||Old North Berks||A nice piece of ringing! The tenor kept a lot closer here encouraging the other ringers to keep it moving along!||38||1st|
|High Wycombe||EBSB||Another nice piece of ringing and the tenor also kept it moving.||40||2nd|
|Thatcham||Newbury||Much slower test piece and they struggled with hand-stroke leads but otherwise fair ringing.||48||4th|
|Drayton St Leonard||South Oxon||Treble and tenor were a good combination. Slower ringing but they rang as a team/||44||3rd|
The judges agreed on the placings of the bands, though they didn’t go into great detail over individual attempts.
Deputy Master, Tony Crabtree, ensured that the day ran smoothly and thanked the local bands for their excellent catering and the stewards for their hard work.