2015 Cable Car bell ringing contest

Hundreds of people gather at Union Square for the 52nd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest on Thursday, July 9, 2015. The contest is split into two categories. The first category featured amateurs who competed for charity. The second category featured the professional division where Muni operators compete for cash prizes. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Competitors from the professional division stand with 10-time Cable Car Bell Ringing Champion, Carl Payne, bottom left center, at Union Square on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

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Competitors from the professional division stand with 10-time Cable Car Bell Ringing Champion, Carl Payne, bottom left center, at Union Square on Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

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