[r-t] Bristol Max

Robert Lee rlee5040 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 21 11:00:27 UTC 2016

On Wed Jul 20 18:32, Fred Bone wrote:

> David Sullivan asks,
> > What's the minimum number of fourths-place calls needed to
> > produce a peal of Bristol Maximus?
> >

>10 if you allow singles
I'm pretty sure Embee is correct on this one. On the surface* 10 calls could give a 5138, but in practice it doesn't appear possible.
If you only had 10 calls to play with, the only hope would be a composition of the form WMH (ie bobs or singles) x 3, W (and finishing at the snap). Anything else is too short and this (limited) framework is insufficient to get the bells in the right orientation, as far as I can see.


* leaving aside the dubious musical merits of such a composition and the 4 minutes of lost pub time.


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