News:2010:Bathwick win Association Striking Competition

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2010 Association Six-Bell Competition: the winning Bathwick team with the trophy. Left to right: Molly Waterson, Jenny Crabtree, David Hÿtch (tower master), Tony Crabtree (judge), Mike Stubbs, Michael Day (C), Rob Bell

The 2010 Bath and Wells Diocesan Association 6-Bell Inter-Branch Striking Competition was hosted by the Bath Branch on the 19th June. The heats were held at Bathampton, Claverton and Swainswick.

The 2010 Association 6 Bell Striking Competition was held on Saturday 19th June, hosted by the Bath Branch. Two teams were invited from each branch representing towers within that branch. Elimination rounds were held at Bathampton, Claverton and Swainswick. The 1st and 2nd teams from each of these elimination rounds then went forward to the final at St Swithun's Church, Bathford.

The results were as follows (From the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association website):

HEATS

Bathampton (St Nicholas)
6, 7-1-7 in A
Judge: Tony Crabtree (Shrivenham)

1. Langford Budville (Taunton Branch) - 29
2. Bath Abbey (Bath Branch) - 45½
3. Glastonbury, St John (Glaston Branch) - 49
4. Easton in Gordano (Chew Branch) - 52½
5. Haselbury Plucknett (Ilchester Branch) - 69½

Claverton (Blessed Virgin Mary)
6, 6-2-11 in Bb
Judge: Gareth Bennett (Chippenham)

1. Backwell (Chew Branch) - 17½
2. Bathwick (Bath Branch) - 18½
3. Milborne Port (Cary Branch) - 21
4. Shipham (Axbridge Branch) - 23
5. Weston Zoyland (Bridgwater Branch) - 30

Swainswick (Blessed Virgin Mary)
6, 6-2-21 in A
Judge: Matthew Tosh (Bristol Cathedral)

1. Axbridge (Axbridge Branch) - 14
2. Preston Plucknett (Ilchester Branch) - 23
3. Chilcompton (Frome Branch) - 25½
4. Ashcott (Bridgwater Branch) - 29
5. Butleigh (Glaston Branch) - 33½

FINAL

Bathford (St Swithun)
6, 8-1-15 in G
Judge: Tony Crabtree (Shrivenham)

1. - Bathwick (Bath Branch) - 18½
2. - Bath Abbey (Bath Branch) - 21½
3. - Backwell (Chew Branch) - 22½
4. - Axbridge (Axbridge Branch) - 37
5. - Preston Plucknett (Ilchester Branch) - 38
6. - Langford Budville (Taunton Branch) - 52

The winning team rang 120 Changes of Grandsire Doubles:

1. Molly S Waterson
2. Jenny Crabtree
3. David P Hÿtch
4. Michael J Stubbs
5. Michael W Day (C)
6. Robert D Bell

Many thanks go to everyone who took part, and to those who helped in other capacities, such as: judges, tower captains, stewards, tea providers and the Bath Branch Committee.

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