News from Around the Federation
"Durham come out top in the Wear Area Battle"
The annual Wear Area Battle was held on 22nd November 2013 at Washington Camera Club's new venue at Shiner Row Community Centre with the club their high standard of organisation and their ability to make everyone welcome.
This year a total of eight clubs took part in this year's competition, including one of the federation's new clubs, Castleside & District PC.; the others being, Chester-le-Street CC, Consett & District PS, Durham PS, Esh Winning CC, Stanhope PS, Sunderland PA and the hosts, Washington CC. The esteemed Judge was Keith Sudderby FRPS MPAGB EFIAP of Morpeth CC..
At the end of the evening Durham PA, were the winners by a 5 point margin from Washington CC and owith our new club, Castleside a further 5 points behind in third place. There was even more good news for Castleside, because it was one of their members, Malcolm Boyd, with his rather appropriately titled image, "Rather Pleased", that was awarded the top mark of 30 points. Well done to both clubs.
"Rather Pleased" by Malcolm Boyd of Castleside & District PC
The full results of the competition were as follows:-
1st:- Durham PS (163 points)
2nd:- Washington CC (158 points)
3rd:- Castleside & Dist PC (153 points)
4th:- Stanhope PS (148 points)
5th:- Jointly Sunderland PA & Consett &Dist PS (146 points)
7th:- Chester-le-Street CC (138 points)
8th:- Esh Winning CC (133 points)
There was an audience of 72 members drawn from all the participating clubs and everybody shared an excellent buffet, provided generously by the hosts, washington CC. Pies, suasage rolls and cakes were the perfect ending to a great night.