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 the branches, with no one tower contributing more than five ringers. The results are therefore by branches. 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 St Mary the Virgin, St Briavels on 6 April 2019:
- Wotton under Edge
- 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. There are also two Ringing Master's Clappers which are awarded 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 St Mary Magdalene, Hewelsfield on 6 April 2019 are below.
- Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury
- St Marks, Swindon
- St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
- Coalpit Heath, Bristol Rural. Awarded a Ringing Master's Clapper
- Cheltenham Minster, Cheltenham
- Chipping Sodbury, Wotton-under-Edge
- Corsham, Chippenham. Awarded a Ringing Master's Clapper
- Cirencester, Cirencester
- Minchinhampton, Stroud
- Brockworth, Gloucester
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