Grandsire Triples

Grandsire Triples

Where do I start?

This diagram shows the order of work in the method. The accompanying table shows the first few changes in the method and the first work you do as you move around the circle.
Starting Positions in Grandsire Triples
Circle of Work Bell
Starts With Starting Places First Work
3 One blow in 3rds then in to Lead (3)32LL234.. 4/5 Down
4 Dodge Up to 5ths and run in (4)5432LL2.. 6/7 Down
6 Dodge Up to 7ths and run in (6)765432L.. 6/7 Up
7 Dodge Down to 6ths, two blows at the back and run in (7)6776543.. 4/5 Up
5 Dodge Down to 4ths and run out (5)4567765.. 3rds
The 2nd bell is also a hunt bell, it starts by going into the lead and then plain hunts. As a signpost for the hunt bell ringer, you ring after the treble on the first blow in 7th place and again as you come down from the back, in 2nd place before leading.

Work at Bob and Single in Grandsire Triples

This table illustrates how you will be affected if the conductor calls a Bob or Single.
How the Conductor's calls affect your work
Bob Called Single Called
Do This Next Work Do This Next Work
Unaffected 4/5 Down as usual Make 2nds, become the new hunt bell
Hunting until next call
4/5 Down
Double Dodge in 6/7 Down
6/7 Up Same as a Bob 6/7 Up
6/7 Down
Double Dodge in 6/7 Up
4/5 Up Same as a Bob 4/5 Up
6/7 Up
Double Dodge in 4/5 Up
3rds Same as a Bob 3rds
4/5 Up
Make 3rds, become the new hunt bell
Hunting until next call Make Long 3rds
4/5 Down
Double Dodge in 4/5 Down
6/7 Down Same as a Bob 6/7 Down
Tip: The call will come when you are in the place underlined, so double dodge at that place in the direction you were going had no call been made. For example in line 2: About to do a 4/5 Down the call comes at 7th place while going down, so double dodge 6/7 Down here = 767676. As an aid to remember your next work - treat the double dodge as if it were a normal dodge and do the next work. Referring to the wheel of work, in a plain course if you had just made a 6/7 Down your next work would be 6/7 Up. Warning - this does not apply when calls come as you are about to do 3rds or 4/5 Up.
Another useful tip. Note there are four lines in this table where the work is the same for both a Bob and Single.

Another View

People learn in different ways, by presenting the same information in different formats maximises the chance of it being understood. The diagram below is based upon an idea from Anne Robinson, adapting a blue circle diagram of a plain course to show the work at a call.
Work at a Call
The conductor will call at the point marked by the bar across the line of your bell in the plain course, change your counting to follow the route of the thicker line to the point where it ends, then pick up the line of the plain course at that point.
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