7. Record Lengths
To be included in the Central Council's register of Record Lengths, the Performance must comply with all of the requirements in Section 7.B and 7.C.
The Performance must also comply with norms a) to i) in Section 6.C.2.
For a handbell Record Length, every ringer rings at least two bells.
Notification and Verification
Notice of the attempt must be provided to The Ringing World to enable the notice to be published at least 14 days prior to the attempt.
The notice must state the location, start date and start time of the attempt, the Length and the Method(s) to be rung.
A copy of the notice must also be provided to the Central Council at least 14 days prior to the attempt.
Further explanation: The notice can be emailed to the Central Council's History & Archive Workgroup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangement must be made for interested people to be able to listen to the Performance.
The ringing must be heard, and the figures of the Composition checked throughout, by competent umpire(s).
Further explanation: The umpire(s) should do sufficient checking during the Performance to be confident that the composition was correctly called, and that there were no substantive errors or shifts. The umpire(s) should also ensure that, in their opionion, the quality of the ringing remains sufficiently high throughout the Performance for a Record Length. If the umpire(s) believe the quality has dropped below an acceptable level, and the ringing is continuing, they should let the conductor know this so the attempt can be stopped.
A Performance Report must be sent to both The Ringing World (preferably via BellBoard) for publication, and to the Central Council.
Further explanation: The Performance Report can be emailed to the Central Council's History & Archive Workgroup at email@example.com.
The Performance Report must comply with the requirements of Section 6.
The Performance Report must include the Composition that was rung.
An umpire(s)' report must be sent with the Performance Report to both The Ringing World and the Central Council.
Further explanation: The umpire(s)' report can be emailed to the Central Council's History & Archive Workgroup at firstname.lastname@example.org.