This is the Association’s 6 bell call change competition. The rules are available here.
Arthur Ashby was elected to the Association in 1963, as a ringing member at Barlborough. He wanted to give something to the Association, it was decided a striking competition for less experienced teams should be started, and there we have it, a cup was purchased and the rest is history. In 1988 the first Arthur Ashby striking competition took place at Bradbourne and Derby Cathedral B team won it; in 1989 Mugginton won at Clay Cross with only 9 faults, and later featured in the Derby Evening Telegraph. Mugginton were predominantly a new band, their bells being dedicated on 1st November 1987 so this really was a remarkable achievement.
Sadly Arthur Ashby died in April 1990, no doubt he would be proud of the enthusiasm shown by ringers who now compete for this cup.
In 1995, for the first time, the Horsley Cup contest finals and the Arthur Ashby Cup contest finals took place on the same day at Horsley. Under new rules, the Horsley Cup was for method ringing and the Arthur Ashby Cup for call changes ringing.
Arthur Ashby Winners 1990 – date (with judges where known)
|2019||Melbourne (Terry Astill)||2009||Ashford in the Water (Graham Nabb)||1999||Brailsford (Sally Mason & Richard Brown)|
|2018||Belper (Colin and Jane Aked)||2008||Overseal (Alec Humphrey)||1998||Overseal (Clarke Walters)|
|2017||Old Brampton (Mike Chester)||2007||Overseal (Ro Gay)||1997||Etwall (Leslie Boumphrey)|
|2016||Melbourne (Neil & Dinah Donovan)||2006||Overseal (Robin Turner & Janet Rogers)||1996||Etwall (Clive & Lucy Smith)|
|2015||Melbourne 1 (Colin & Jane Aked)||2005||Darley Dale (David Marshall)||1995||Etwall (Paul Flavell)|
|2014||Old Brampton (Paul and Kate Flavell)||2004||Etwall (Paul Jopp)||1994||Long Eaton (Alan Moult)|
|2013||Derby St Peter (Tim Poole)||2003||Etwall (Bob & Ruth Smith)||1993||Old Brampton (Chris Bennett)|
|2012||Stanton in Peak (Graham Hayward)||2002||Sutton on the Hill (Alistair Smith & Paul Jopp)||1992||Derby Cathedral (Simon Poole)|
|2011||Etwall (Graham Hayward)||2001||Overseal (Clarke Walters & Cheryl Hamby)||1991||Alvaston (Philip Hudson)|
|2010||Etwall (Jim and Janet Crabtree)||2000||Brailsford (Alistair Smith)||1990||Mugginton (Pat Halls)|
Arthur Ashby Winners 1988 – 1989
|1989||Mugginton (Peter Soar)||1988||Derby Cathedral B|