NCPF 2015 Club Championship Competitions Results

The entry this year was the highest for the past few years, with 22 entries for the PDI Competition and 17 entries for the Prints Competition. The venue was as last year, at Beacon Lough Baptist Church, and we are indebted to them for accepting our late booking after plans to book a larger capacity hall were thwarted.

First of all thanks are due to members of Gateshead Camera Club who helped set up the hall and for the loan of equipment. Thanks also to Clubs for entering, and to Clubs and individuals who donated prizes for the Raffle. Finally, many thanks to the Judges and to all those who helped on the day. That the Competition was a success was in no small measure because of all the help received.

The following Clubs competed in the PDI Competition, scoring as indicated.

Club Total                                     Position                              
Saltburn 210
Sunderland 225
Ryton 228
Guisborough 202
Whitley Bay 220
Cramlington 207
Cambois 227
Gateshead 221
Durham 235 2
Tynemouth 222
Alnwick 234 3
South Shields 224
Gosforth 220
Northallerton 244 1
Stokesley 221
Consett 201
Ashington 220
Morpeth 207
Castleside 195
Bishop Auckland 222
Whickham 218
Blyth 218


The best overall PDI was judged to be Endless Struggle by Andrew Nicoll of Whitley Bay.

The two Clubs to represent the NCPF at Warwick this year are Northallerton and Durham, congratulations to them both.

17 Clubs entered Prints, but our apologies are due to Morpeth as, owing to an oversight, the projected images of their entry were not available for the audience.

The results of the Prints competition were as follows:-

Club Total Position
Guisborough 207
Northallerton 240 1
Alnwick 208
Ashington 221
Tynemouth 240 1
Durham 238 3
Stokesley 220
Cramlington 205
Gosforth 231
Castleside 195
Sunderland 227
Saltburn 220
Whickham 221
Ryton 218
Whitley Bay 226
South Shields 222
Morpeth 202


Northallerton and Tynemouth were joint first and will share the honours. Both Clubs will represent NCPF in the Prints Competition.

The best colour print was judged to be Evening Loch Shiel by John Petty of South Shields, and the best mono print was Frosty Moorings by Bill Stephens of Cramlington. The judges agreed that both should share the honour of being Best Print.

The winning images:

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Endless Struggle by Andrew Nicoll Whitley Bay PS

Best PDI
By Andrew Nicoll, Whitley Bay



Frosty Moorings by Bill Stephens Cramlington CC

Best Mono Print
By Bill Stephens, Cramlington



Evening Loch Shiel by John Petty South Shields PS


Best Colour Print
By John Petty, South Shields

Good luck to the winning Clubs when they represent the NCPF later in the Year, and here’s hoping for equally successful competitions next year.

Fred Wright

Club Championship Officer

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