[r-t] Notation 123678 (was Method focus: Alan Reading)

Philip Earis pje24 at cantab.net
Sun May 15 21:05:36 UTC 2005

> As Alan's clearly a fan of the Sussex overwork, I'd recommend he looks 
> into using it as the basis for a double method...this can be made regular 
> in 3-5.4-5-2367-4-5.4-6.7 .  Note that beautiful single change at the 
> symmetry-point: reminds me on Anglia cyclic.  I just thought I'd better 
> check it hasn't been rung before, and I'm amazed and gutted to find that 
> it has: Skywalker surprise major, rung on 15.5.2002 at York, St Laurence 
> (coincidentally only days after Anglia cyclic was first conceived!).  This 
> has the hallmarks of that Hull chap. Sometimes I think all the best ideas 
> on eight have been taken.

Sorry to reply to myself (bit like Bernard Taylor in the RW), and for the 
blank message cock-up, but I was thinking a little more about treble-dodging 
major methods with 123678 made when the treble goes through 4-5.

A bit of playing around gives an intriguing unrung surprise method:

&-34-45-56-2367-34-45-56-7,2 14263857 (or &-34-45-56-2367-34-45-56-1,1 

Both have a reasonable 42 <4-runs>, and ABD falseness.  But look at the 
symmetry!  Not only is the method conventionally double, each quarter-lead 
is also double.  Neat or what?  The symmetry's so good it ought to have its 
own name.

Are there any rung treble-dodging methods with this property?  What about 
non-treble-dodging? Double bob would be an example.

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