The Association holds two striking competitions during the year. They are held on AGM day and are on 6 bells and 8 bells. These are familiarly known as the Croome and Penn Trophies, after what the winners receive. A third competition for young members known as the Young Persons' Striking Competition is suspended in favour of the Ringing World National Youth Contest which the Association enters.
The details and results from the last competitions are as follows:
The 8 bell Striking Competition, for the Penn Trophy
The bands taking part in this competition are drawn from around each branch, with no one tower contributing more than seven ringers. The results are therefore by branches. The methods rung alternate between the Triples and Major stages; currently in odd numbered years Triples is rung and in even years Major. The Chairman's Baldric is awarded to the second placed band by decision of the Branch Officers' Meeting in March 2013.
Results of the competition held at Warmley on 22 April 2023:
- Cheltenham. Awarded the Chairman's Baldric
- Bristol Rural
The 6 bell Striking Competition, for the Croome Trophy
In this competition the bands represent individual towers within a branch; these being the winners of the branch striking competitions. Five or six bell methods may be rung; call changes are also permitted at the discretion of the Ringing Master. There are also two Ringing Master's clappers which are awarded by the Ringing Master for 'meritorious performances' in the competition. The Great Peter Trophy is awarded to the second placed band by decision of the Branch Officers' Meeting in March 2013.
Results of the competition held at Frenchay on 22 April 2023:
- St Mark, Cheltenham
- Christ Church, Swindon. Jointly awarded the Great Peter Trophy
- Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury. Jointly awarded the Great Peter Trophy
- Cirencester, Cirencester. Awarded a Ringing Master's Clapper
- Leonard Stanley, Stroud. Awarded a Ringing Master's Clapper
- Coalpit Heath, Bristol Rural
- Dursley, Wotton under Edge
- Corsham, Chippenham
The Young Persons' Striking Competition, for the Nibley Trophy
The only stipulation for this competition is that the band must be made up of members who are under 19 on the day of the contest. Other than that bands may be constituted as needed. The Barnwood Trophy, first awarded in 2008, is given to the highest placed band with the most ringers from one tower.
This competition is suspended with the advent of the Ringing World National Youth Contest, held at various locations around the country in June or July.
Results of the competition held at Horsley on 2 July 2011:
- Band A. Awarded the Barnwood Trophy
- Band B