News from Around the Federation
"Morpeth and Northallerton go to Warwick"
Members of Morpeth CC and Northallerton CC travelled to Warwick last Saturday (12th July) to support their clubs who were representing Northern Counties at the 2014 PAGB National PDI Club Championships, which were held, as usual, in the University Arts Centre. They qualified to represent NCPF by being the two best placed clubs in the PDI Section of our own Annual Club Championship held last February at Gateshead.
"Japanese Macaque Grooming" by Patricia Kearton LRPS DPAGB (Northallerton)
There were 30 clubs, 2 from each Federation, competing together with the 8 finalists from last year, 38 clubs in all. The competition was judged by three PAGB Listed Judges; Phil Charnock FRPS MFIAP, Graham Hodgkiss ARPS AFIAP MPAGB APAGB and Tony Potter ARPS EFIAP/p APSA GMPSA DPAGB APAGB. Each judge scored from 1-5 making a possible maximum of 15 points for any one image.
"Is My Mummy Here" by David Illingworth (Morpeth)
In the First Round each club has to submit 8 images, with no more than 2 per author and no more than 2 Nature images. This is followed by a second similar round with 8 fresh images under the same conditions. At the end of these two rounds the top 8 clubs go forward to the Final Rounds of 20 images; this time at least 10 must be new images no more than 4 per author and no more than 4 Nature images. The remaining 30 clubs compete for the "Don Morrison Plate Trophy", submitting a further entry of 8 images, 4 of which must be new images, not seen on the day.
"Elegance" by Pauline Pentony (Northallerton)
At the end of the First Round, Northallerton had scored 97 points and were placed 13th overall, whilst Morpeth scored 78 and were placed a little lower down the list. At the end of the Second Round, Northallerton managed to claim 11th place with 195 points, just 7 points below Wigan 10, the 8th placed club, with Morpeth totally 165. This meant that neither of our clubs progressed through to the Final Round, but went on to compete in "Plate Competition". At the end of this section both Morpeth and Northallerton found themselves tied in 15th place with 95 points, a very creditable performance.
"Winter Trees" by John Thompson ARPS AFIAP (Morpeth)
In the Final Round, the 8 leading clubs battled it out with Smethwick PS (MCPF) coming out clear winners with 265 points from their 20 images, whilst Wigan 10 Foto Club (L&CPU) were placed second with 257 points, closely followed by The Arden Group (MCPF) in third with 256. Our congratulations to them for their success on the day
"Mists of Autumn, Buttermere" by Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p APSA EPSA MPAGB APAGB
Whilst nether of our clubs managed to gain a maximum individual score of 15 points, a number of their entries did score very highly and on this page we show the best scoring images from each of our clubs. Such scores are not easy to achieve and our congratulations go to those members for their successes. Our congratulations and thanks go also to everyone else who contributed in any way, whether with images for selection or by the work they carried out in preparing and presenting the entries at the championship. With them nothing would happen.