Gipson Trophy - Competition Rules

  1. Only one team may represent a tower. Ringers should be representative of their tower either for Sunday Services or Practice nights. No ringer may ring for more than one team during the competition unless agreed beforehand. In the event of illness or meeting short, a team may co-opt a ringer with the agreement of the opposing team.
  2. Fixtures will be made for Home and Away matches on a regular basis. It is expected that the fixture list will contain no more than two matches a month.
  3. Postponements are allowed on the understanding that the re-arranged match is completed, preferably, within one calendar month of the original date. Failure to complete a match for any reason will result in a 'win' for the opposing team.
  4. Home teams are hosts on their practice nights to their opposition. A toss of a coin will be made for the order in which the teams ring. It is expected that both teams will remain respectful during test pieces.
  5. The test pieces are to be judged by a neutral ringer or ringers. The judge's decision is final.
  6. The home team is responsible for arranging the judge(s).
  7. Two points are awarded for a 'win' and one point is awarded for a 'draw'.
  8. The test pieces may be agreed in length by the Captains beforehand. Traditionally this is 120 changes of a method or call changes following a shortened practice piece. The treble should be sounded prior to the test piece as an indicator to the judge(s).
  9. Results are to be forwarded to the Competition Organiser by the Home Tower Captain, and/or to the .
  10. In the case of an overall tie the leading teams will meet for a head-to-head competition to decide the winner.
  11. The trophy will normally be presented at the Annual District Meeting.

The trophy is kindly donated by John and Joan Gipson of Meldreth.

January 2017