News from Around the Federation
Northern Counties Annual Club Championships
The 2014 NCPF Club Championships moved to a new venue this year, at the Beacon Lough Church in Gateshead. A total of 17 clubs competed in the Projected Digital Images Section and 16 in the Prints Section. There was a substantial crowd of supporters for what turned out to be an excellent competition.
The three judges for the day were Stephen Byard EFIAP EPSA DPAGB from Northallerton CC, Alan Porrett ARPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB from Whitley Bay PS and Keith Robertson ARPS AFIAP from Hexham & District PS, and we thank them for their efforts through the day in assessing well over 600 prints and images.
Best Individual PDI:- "Orcia Sunrise" by
Chris Morton EPSA DPAGB, of Northallerton CC
In the Projected Digital Images Section there was a clear win, once again, for Northallerton CC, with a total of 243 marks from their 20 images. Second Place went to Morpeth CC with 228 points and Durham PS came third with 221. The Momento Trophy, for the best result by a club that has not previously won the competition went to fourth placed Cambois CC. The award for the best individual entry went to Chris Morton EPSA DPAGB of Northallerton CC for his shot entitled "Orcia Sunrise".
PDI:- "Red Squirrel Feeding" by
Sandy Furniss ARPS EFIAP/p GMPSA MPAGB, of Northallerton CC
In the Prints Section, it was no change again, with Sunderland PA winning the competition for the second year running, with a score of 230. Stokesley PS were placed second with 221 points and Northallerton CC third with 220, just one point behind. The Momento Trophy, again for the best result by a club that has not won this competition before, went to Alnwick & District CC who were placed fifth with 216 points. "Winter Teesdale" by Arnold Hubbard FRPS EFIAP APAGB of Sunderland PA was awarded the prize for the best individual entry in this section.
Best Individual Print:- "Winter Teesdale" by
Arnold Hubbard FRPS EFIAP APAGB, of Sunderland PA
It is customary for the Federation to invite the winners and runners up in each section to represent Northern Counties in the PAGB's National Club Championship Competitions held later in the year. Therfore Northallerton CC and Morpeth CC will be carrying the flag for Northern Counties in the PDI Competition, to be hels as usual at Warwick university in July. Similarly Sunderland PA and Stokesley PS will represent us at the Prints Championship to be held in Ormskirk (a new venue) in October.
Prints:- "Flying the Flag" by
Alan Brown, of Sunderland PA
Our congratulations go to all those clubs who competed and doing so provided a superb day's entertainment and some excellent photography, but especially to the four clubs who will now represent us later in the year. Our thank also go to the Competitions Officer, Fred Wright and his team for organising and running the event.
For a full listing of the results please go to:- Detailed Results