[r-t] A Ringing Puzzle

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Sun May 25 09:08:34 UTC 2014

Graham writes,

> I would just call it Horsleydown Surprise Major.

That sounds sensible! And in fact I don't think it is technically too 
hard to classify such methods. Every bell is a hunt bell, but if we 
prioritise certain kinds of hunts (plain, treble bob etc - as the 
current CC Decisions already do) then it should fall out as a Surprise 

> Allocating these methods a type provides a useful flag when categorising and
> searching for methods in databases though, so giving these distinctive
> properties a name is helpful. It is also the case for truth in the plain
> course. It is also easy to add a flag on a database for methods that are
> false within a lead, or are false in the plain course.

My argument is at what level this "type" is applied. For me the 
existence of the "A" fch group is sufficient. What I do not like is the 
fact that (for instance) 3-lead Surprise Royal methods cannot be found here:


but instead are buried away at:




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