Southern Universities Association Change Ringers

trophySouthern Universities Association Change RingersSister to the Northern Universities Association Change Ringers (NUA) the Southern Universities Association Change Ringers (SUA) is a grouping of southern university change ringing societies in the UK.

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Since 1996 the societies have met annually for a weekend.

The various Societies usually arrive at the venue on a Friday evening, where a local tower may be open for ringing and a pub will be available for socialising. The Saturday generally features six and eight bell competitions at separate towers and open ringing in towers around the host city. The Saturday evening consists of entertainment such as a Ceilidh/ disco & beer.

Broadly speaking those universities south of a line from Cardiff to The Wash are considered southern.

Previous Hosts & Winners

Year Host Striking Competition Winners
2017 TBD *** watch this space! ***
2016 Cambridge 6 bell: Cambridge & 8 bell: Cambridge
2015 London
** details here! **
6 Bell

  • 1st: London (14.5)
  • 2nd: Oxford ST (16)
  • 3rd: Cambridge (22)
  • 4th: Southampton (23)
  • 5th: Bristol Wannabes (23.5)
  • 6th: Oxford MM (26)
  • 7th: Cambridge scratch (37)
  • 8th: Southampton scratch (79)
8 Bell

  • 1st: London – 87%
  • 2nd: Oxford – 73%
  • 3rd: Southampton scratch – 62%
  • 4th: Cambridge – 53%
2014 OxfordSUA 2014 Report sua20146 bell: Oxford
8 bell: London
2013 SouthamptonSUA 2013 Report 6 bell: ???
8 bell: London (scratch)
2012 BristolSUA 2012 Report 6 bell: Bristol
8 bell: Bristol
2011 CambridgeSUA 2011 Report sua20118 bell: Cambridge
…quote from Exeter: “After a somewhat disturbed night (London!)… we moseyed on over that way to listen to the ringing. Some of it was very good (Cambridge – who went on to win it) and some was… questionable (London – I wonder why..!)”more
2010 LondonSUA 2010 Reportsua10
2009 OxfordSUA 2009 Reportsua09
2008 SouthamptonSUA 2008 Report
2007 BristolSUA 2007 Reportsua07
2006 Cambridge
6 Bell

  • 1st: Cambridge
  • 2nd: Bristol Scratch 2
  • 3rd: Oxford
  • 3rd: The Girlies
  • 5th: Bristol
  • 6th: Cambridge Scratch
  • 7th: Chemists
  • 8th: Drivel List
  • 9th: London
  • 10th: Exeter/RUSCR
  • 11th: London Scratch
  • 12th: Bristol Scratch 1
8 Bell

  • 1st: Oxford – 85%
  • 2nd: Cambridge – 83%
  • 3rd: London – 69%
  • 4th: Bristol – 65%
  • 5th: London Scratch – 55%
  • 6th: Bristol/Cambridge Scratch – 40%

Handbell

  • 1st: Cambridge
  • 2nd: Oxford
  • 3rd: Bristol
  • 4th: London
2005 London 8 Bell

  • 1st: Bristol – Plain Bob Major, 2h52 (28.5)
  • 2nd: ULSCR (1) – Grandsire Triples, 2h57 (32)
  • 3rd: Cambridge – Yorkshire S. Major, 2h48 (33.5)
  • 4th: ULSCR (2) – Grandsire Triples, 2h45 (35.5)
  • 5th: Oxford – Grandsire Triples, 2h53 (47.5)
  • 6th: Drivel List – Percy’s Tea Strainer, 2h45 (48.5)
  • 7th: Exeter – Grandsire Triples, 3h01 (53)
  • 8th: Southampton – Grandsire Triples, 2h56 (91)

6 Bell

  • 1st: Cambridge (3), 2h55, 73%
  • 2nd: ULSCR (1), 3h15, 71%
  • 3rd: Bristol (1), 3h34, 70%
  • 3rd: Cambridge (2), 3h09, 70%
  • 5th: Bristol(2), 3h23, 69%
  • 6th: ULSCR (2), 3h05, 67%
  • 7th: Cambridge (1), 3h11, 63%
  • 8th: Drivel List, 2h59, 62%
  • 9th: Siblings Scratch, 3h02, 61%
  • 10th: Oxford, 60%
  • 11th: Exeter, 58%
  • 12th: Southampton, 3h13, 55%

Handbell

  • 1st: Cambridge (1), Spliced Minor, 2h10 (9½)
  • 2nd: ULSCR, Plain Bob Major, 2h38 (21½)
  • 3rd: Exeter, Plain Bob Minor, 1h58 (33)
  • 4th: Cambridge (2), Plain Bob Minor, 2h41 (40)
2004 ExeterSUA 2004 Report (from Exeter)
6 Bell

  • 1st: Southampton (6th) 8.5 faults
  • 2nd: Bath (Scratch) (5th) 9.0
  • 3rd: London (3rd) 9.5
  • 4th: Bristol (7th) 10
  • 5th: London (Scratch) (5th) 14
  • 6th: Oxford (1st) 14.5
  • 7th: Exeter (Present) (4th) 17
  • 8th: Bristol (Scratch) (9th) 20
  • 9th: Exeter (Past) (2nd) 26.5
8 Bell

  • 1st: Bristol (Scratch) (1st) 75 faults
  • 2nd: Bath (Scratch) (6th) 93
  • 3rd: London (4th) 95
  • 4th: Oxford (Scratch) (3rd) 137
  • 5th: Southampton (2nd) 168
  • 6th: Exeter (Scratch) (5th) 187
2003 OxfordSUA 2003 Report (from Exeter)
6 Bell

  • 1st: Oxford A 30 faults
  • 2nd: Cambridge 34 faults
  • 3rd: London 36 faults
  • 4th: Bristol Cities 39 faults
  • 5th: Scratch 41 faults
  • 6th: Welsh Colleges 44 faults
  • 7th: Exeter & friends 64 faults
  • 8th: Southampton & friends 67 faults
  • 9th: Bristol 74 faults
  • 10th: Oxford B 80 faults
8 Bell

  • 1st: Oxford A 99 faults
  • 2nd: London 122 faults
  • 3rd: Cambridge 139 faults
  • 4th: Oxford B 160 faults
  • 5th: Bristol 195 faults
  • 6th: Welsh Colleges 201 faults
  • 7th: Exeter & friends 240 faults
2002 Host: Southampton
2001 Host: Bristol
2000 Host: Cambridge
1999 Host: Cardiff
1998 Host: London Exeter beat London – working on the rest… here is a quote from Exeter: “Then, back to the pub for the results; it was a miracle – WE DIDN’T LOSE! In the 6 bell we actually beat London by over 100 faults, though they were considerably more drunk then us!”more
1997 Hosts: Bristol & Oxford
1996 Southampton 8 bell = 1st: Bristol & 2nd: London
1995 Cardiff 8 bell: London
1994 Exeter 8 Bell

  • 1st: London ‘A’ (Bristol S. Major) 37 faults
  • 2nd: Southampton (Call Changes) 46 faults
  • 3rd: Oxford (Grandsire Triples) 53.5 faults
  • 4th: Cardiff Scratch (Spliced S. Major) 70.5 faults
  • 5th: Cardiff/Bristol (Plain Bob Mayor) 79 faults
  • 6th: Exeter (Grandsire Triples) 82.5 faults
  • 7th: London ‘B’ (Call Changes) 94 faults
  • 8th: Bristol (Yorkshire S. Major) 102.5 faults
  • 9th: Cardiff ‘B’ (Grandsire Triples) 120 faults

6 Bell

  • 1st: Southampton B (15)
  • 2nd: London P/G (19)
  • 3rd: Exeter (35)
  • 4th: Sussex (45)
  • 5th: London U/G (48)
  • 6th: Southampton I (49)
  • 7th: Southampton (again) II (67)
  • 8th: RHBNC (70)
1993 Host: Exeter