Grandsire - Calls

Plain Bob Single Extreme Bingle

If you are at the back when a Bob or a Single is called, then double-dodge. This will be the case if you are in the hunt; you are lying behind, so then you double-dodge 4-5 down. Your next piece of work is the one that normally follows a single dodge - so, for instance, after double-dodging 4-5 up, you do 3rds, as that's what usually comes after 4-5 up anyway.

If you are at the front when a Bob is called, make thirds. This might be unaffected, or instead of dodging 4-5 up (sometimes referred to as "early thirds"); in the latter case, you will find that you turn the treble from the lead, reminding you that you have now become the hunt bell.

If you are at the front when a Single is called, the bell that is turned from the lead by the treble makes seconds and leads again, going into the hunt, while the other bell make long 3rds (4 blows in 3rds), before going back in.  And, as above, the next work is what normally happens after making thirds anyway, i.e. 4-5 down.

Bob:

What you were about to do What you do instead What you do next
Hunt Double-dodge 4-5 down 4-5 up
4-5 down Double-dodge 4-5 up 3rds
4-5 up Make 3rds Hunt
3rds Make 3rds (unaffected) 4-5 down

Single:

What you were about to do What you do instead What you do next
Hunt Double-dodge 4-5 down 4-5 up
4-5 down Double-dodge 4-5 up 3rds
4-5 up Make long 3rds 4-5 down
3rds Make 2nds Hunt


Callings: PBPBPS PBPBPS or PSBS PSBS PSBS or rotations thereof.

There are also calls known as Extremes (although touches including these calls are sometimes called St Dunstan, rather than Grandsire). As at a Single, the bell about to 3rds makes 2nds instead, and goes into the hunt. The bell in the hunt does work similar to a Stedman Doubles single; lie, point, lie, point, lie. The other two bells do 3rds, point 5ths or point 5ths, 3rds, then try to do their work again the next lead (like running in or out in Plain Bob Doubles).

Extreme:

What you were about to do What you do instead What you do next
Hunt Lie, point, lie, point, lie 3rds
4-5 down Point 5ths, 3rds and in 4-5 down
4-5 up 3rds, point 5ths and in 4-5 up
3rds Make 2nds Hunt


Callings: BSBE BSBE BSBE or SSSE SSSE SSSE or rotations thereof.

The other call, even rarer than an extreme, is a "Bingle" (short for "big single"). This is a New Bob Bob and the hunt bell again does the Stedman "coathangers" - lie, point, lie, pont, lie. The front two bells just do 3rds, like at a Bob. The only new work is if you were about to do 4-5 down, when you make Stedman cat's ears instead.

Bingle:

What you were about to do What you do instead What you do next
Hunt Lie, point, lie, point, lie 3rds
4-5 down Point 5ths, 4ths, point 5ths and in 4-5 up
4-5 up Make 3rds Hunt
3rds Make 3rds (unaffected) 4-5 down


Callings: PGBG PGBG PGBG, GBEB GBEB GBEB, GGGE GGGE GGGE, PGBE PGBE PGBE or rotations thereof. (G stands for Bingle)