The date for the competition is decided at the AGM. In 2023, it will be held on Saturday 13 May
The striking competition was introduced shortly after the new Guild was established. The first winners were Brampton. The band generously donated a trophy which has been presented to the winning band ever since.
In 2018 the competition was divided into separate sections for call changes and method ringing, judged by the same judge. A new trophy was made and donated by Ron East. It was won by Egremont at the competition held at Bampton.
During the pandemic, a “virtual” striking competition was held online using Zoom and Ringing Room, a model that was discussed nationally. Both years were won by Bampton.