Every Peal or Quarter Peal rung for ANZAB (or in ANZAB territory) should be reported to the ANZAB Peal Secretary via BellBoard.

All performances submitted to BellBoard and rung for ANZAB or in ANZAB territory will be reported in Ringing Towers, and included in the Peal Secretary's annual peal and quarter peal analyses, regardless of whether or not a donation has been made for a performance to be published in The Ringing World.

CCCBR Framework for Method Ringing

The Framework provides common language and terminology for describing many aspects of method ringing, and it also contains the Central Council's requirements for adding new methods to the Central Council's methods library, for classifying and extending methods, and for record length performances. The Framework is provided to support effective communication within the ringing community, and its use by all is strongly encouraged.

The Framework is a Standard (a type of Policy under the Central Council's rules). It is mandatory for anything included in the CC's various collections and records (methods, variations, calls, extension processes, record lengths), including how things are recorded, classified, analysed and reported. The framework is implemented by the Central Council's Executive.

Section 6. Performance Reporting, gives best practices for reporting method ringing performances (notably reporting in The Ringing World and on BellBoard).

The Framework does not impact the way in which most performances rung for ANZAB should be reported. The new rules are meant to be permissive and certainly do not seek to prescribe what you can ring in general ringing. Please contact or if you need advice on any of this as they are part of the advisory group for the new Framework.

BellBoard access

You need to have or establish a BellBoard login in order to submit Peals and Quarters. Once you have submitted a performance you, and you alone, can edit it using the login you used to report it.

Use of BellBoard is free - you don't have to make a donation to The Ringing World to submit a performance to BellBoard (and ANZAB). Only donate if you want the performance printed in hard copy in The Ringing World.

Please read the Guidelines and FAQs below, and follow the recommended ANZAB standards when completing the BellBoard submission form.

BellBoard Submission Form - ANZAB Guidelines

There are separate forms for Tower and Handbell performances. As BellBoard continues to evolve it will be worth checking Recent BellBoard Changes on this page for any matching changes in ANZAB standards or practices. If you think the submission is unable to be reported via BellBoard, please email details to the directly.

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Recent BellBoard changes

Please note the arrangements, applying from June 2015, regarding the establishment of an account with BellBoard to facilitate donations to The Ringing World. The background to this change was contained in a Ringing World article entitled The 70% Challenge by Nigel Orchard, Chairman of The Ringing World Ltd.

When you start typing in the Place field BellBoard searches a tower database and comes up with suggested Place, Dedication and County. Please use the values provided even though they may not match ANZAB's standards.

Emerging Features of BellBoard are described towards the bottom of the BellBoard home page.

Freqently Asked Questions

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Q1. Why report via BellBoard?

Q2. How can donations to The Ringing World be recorded?

Q3. Please explain the standards for County, Dedication and Ringers.

Q4. What if I make an error or wish to correct a report?

Q5. Do I have to sign up to BellBoard to report performances to ANZAB?

Q6. How do I link a performance to a BellBoard event, or mark it In memoriam?


Some thoughts on performance-related donations to The Ringing World

There has been a lot of discussion about the move to restrict the publication of performances in the Ringing World to those where a donation has been made. This section is not about the rights and wrongs of the move, but offers some thoughts on how towers and ringers might approach this new paradigm.

Some towers or ringers will want all their reportable performances printed in The Ringing World. In which case they'll set up a BellBoard account and make donations accordingly, though it's worth noting that whoever reports the performance needs to know the tower's or band members' wishes.

Others may wish to confine printed reports to selected performances based on various criteria, for example:

  • include peals
  • include performances rung for special occasions (however defined)
  • include performances of new methods (a requirement for recognition)
  • exclude performances rung 'regularly' for service, or in a timetabled fashion (weekly, monthly, etc.), or as an alternative to a practice, or just for the heck of it

Printed reporting of the selected performances in The Ringing World will require a BellBoard account and matching donations, though it's worth noting that whoever reports the performance needs to know the tower's or band members' wishes.

Finally, some towers or ringers won't care that their performances are not published in The Ringing World. They can still report the performance to BellBoard (and ANZAB) and choose not to make a donation.

All performances submitted to BellBoard and rung for ANZAB or in ANZAB territory will be reported in Ringing Towers, and included in the Peal Secretary's annual peal and quarter peal analyses, regardless of whether or not a donation has been made for a performance to be published in The Ringing World.




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What a great way to check the [in]consistency of records for you and your tower!

Please help the by reporting locations, dedications and names, consistently.

Notes

1. Performances and the Leading ringer lists are for all performances rung for ANZAB, including extra-territorial performances.

2. The Leading location lists are for all performances rung in ANZAB territory.

Corrections must be made by the person who reported the performance.