Thomas A. Alspaugh
Cases: Calling Up

# Case 5: All other calls (you are unaffected)

Under construction.

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; when calling up, the two bells that exchange places are always named in the call.

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

# Case 1: You are called to a bell

You will change places with the bell that has been following you, moving out/up one place. The bell you are called to can only be the bell one place behind you. This call can only occur if you are not at the back.

 Before the call: The call: B to D

# Case 2: A bell is called to you

You will change places with the bell you have been following. You will move in/down one place. This call can only occur if you are not in leads.

You need to know which bell is two places ahead of you in order to follow this call.

 Before the call: The call: D to B

# Case 3: A bell is called to the bell you are following (or leading off)

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

 Before the call: The call: E to lead

# Case 4: A bell is called to the bell two places ahead

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

You need to know which bell is two places ahead of you in order to recognize this case and know which of the bells named in the call will be two places ahead instead.

 Before the call: The call: D to E

# Case 5: All other calls (you are unaffected)

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

If you are in nths,
out of at least n+3 bells
Before the call: BCD
The call: C to D BDC
If you are in 5ths or later
Before the call: EF…DCB
The call: E to F FE…DCB