Surrey Association striking competition

Kingston wins the 8 bell Surrey Association striking competition

The A Patrick Cannon Trophy Eight Bell Competition returns to the Kingston tower

Report by Paul Flavell, Master Surrey Association

The Association Striking Competitions were held on the afternoon of Saturday 7 October 2023 for the first time since 2019, and we are delighted that four six bell teams and two eight bell teams took part at East Molesey. The judge was Neil Jones from Kent County Association who was quite complimentary about the ringing. The results were:

The Taylor Trophy Six Bell Competition

TeamFaultsPeal speed
1Caterham A182hrs 43min
2Kingston 302hrs 51min
3Croydon 362hrs 47min
4Caterham B492hrs 46min

Kingston’s 6 bell band: Daniel, Paul, Mike, Kate, Zoe and Gabriel © Alan Cooke

The A Patrick Cannon Trophy Eight Bell Competition 

TeamFaultsPeal speed
1Kingston 372hrs 56min
2Caterham422hrs 54min

Congratulations to Caterham A and Kingston for their successes and also many thanks to everybody for taking part. 

Many thanks to Neil Jones and also to Jane Marsters and the East Molesey ringers for kindly hosting the event and providing welcome cups of tea and biscuits.

The winning 8 bell ringers: Daniel, Fraser, Jason, Paul, Mike, Zoe, Kate and Gabriel © Alan Cooke