Thomas A. Alspaugh
Cases: Calling Down

Case 5: All other calls (you are unaffected)

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In the descriptions of the cases, you are ringing bell B. The other bells around you are C, D, etc. represents 0 or more unaffected bells. Bells named in the call are in bold.

Case
0 0a 1 1a 2 2a 3 4 5
Before: All others
After:
Your place: No change -1 +1 No change
You follow: Was -2 First in call Was -2
Two ahead: Was -3 Was -1 First in call Was -3

Case 0: A bell is called to you (five or more bells) (you are unaffected)

The bell two places behind will change places with the bell following you. You will continue in the same place, following or leading off the same bell, and it is following or leading off the same bell. You were named in the call but you don't have to do anything and the two bells in front of you stay the same. This case only occurs for five or more bells, when you are at least two places down from the back.

 Before the call: The call: D to B

Case 0a: A bell is called to you (four bells only)

The bell two places behind will change places with the bell following you. You will continue in the same place, following or leading off the same bell, but it will be following or leading off another bell (the one that had been following you). You were named in the call but you don't have to do anything except figure out which bell will be two places ahead. This case only occurs for four bells, when you are in leads or 2nds.

You are in 2nds
Before the call:
The call: D to B
Before the call:
The call: D to B

Case 1: You are called to a bell

You will change places with the bell you have been following, moving in/down one place. This call can only be made when you are in 3rds or later; the bell you are called to can only be the bell two places ahead of you.

 Before the call: The call: B to C

Case 1a: You are called to lead

You will change places with the bell in leads, moving in/down to leads yourself. This can only occur when you are in 2nds.

 Before the call: The call: B to lead

Case 2: A bell is called to the bell you are following

You will change places with the bell called to the bell you are following. That bell is currently following you (otherwise it couldn't be called to the bell you are following). You will move out/up one place. This call can only occur if you are in 2nds place or later, but not at the back.

 Before the call: The call: D to C

Case 2a: You are in leads, and a bell is called to lead

Only one call can change your place when you when you are in leads: another bell is called to lead. The only bell that can be called to lead is the bell in 2nds place (all the others are too far away).

You will change places with the bell called to lead, moving one place out.

 Before the call: The call: D to lead

Case 3: The bell you are following or leading off is called away

The bell you are following or leading off will change places with the bell it is following. You will continue in the same place, but will be following or leading off a different bell. This case cannot occur if you are in 2nds place.

If you are in 3rds
Before the call:
If you are in 4ths or later
Before the call:
The call: E to C
Before the call:
The call: E to C

Case 4: The bell two places ahead is called away to some other bell

The bell two places ahead will change places with the bell it is following. You will continue in the same place, following or leading off the same bell, but will be two places back from a different bell. This case cannot occur if you are in 3rds.

This case only occurs with five or more bells. In the case of four bells, for the bell two places ahead to be called away, it has to be called to you; that is Case 0a.

If you are in 5ths or later
Before the call:
The call: E to C
If you are in 4ths
Before the call:
If you are in 2nds
Before the call:
The call: E to C
Before the call:
The call: E to C

Case 5: All other calls (you are unaffected)

You are unaffected, and the two bells in front of you are also unaffected. Relax and keep ringing.

If you are in 6ths or later
Before the call: EFG…CDB
The call: G to E EGF…CDB
If you are in 5ths or later
Before the call: EF…CDB
The call: F to lead FE…CDB
If you are in nths (2nds or later),
out of at least n+6 bells
Before the call: …ABDEFGH…
The call: F to D …ABDFEGH…