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Knockout Competion December 2019

09.12.19

First: Autumn Fairy Glen by Charlie Saycell

Autumn Fairy Glen

Runner-up: Buttermere by Charlie Saycell

Buttermere

The annual Members' Knockout competition once again proved popular, attracting one hundred and twenty-six images from twenty-three members. The entries were viewed two at a time by the twenty members present and by a series of elimination rounds, Charlie Saycell's Autumn Fairy Glen was chosen as the overall winner of the competition; it was Charlie's night, as his Buttermere was chosen as the runner-up. Congratulations to Charlie and thanks to everyone who organized and took part in the evening.



November

18.11.19

Print: First

Autumn Lone Tree

Print: Second=

The Brawler

Print: Second=

In To The Bend

Print: Third=

Scathophagida

Print: Third=

BLUE-TAIL DAMSELFLY

DPI: First=

Dog Rose

DPI: First=

You're Cheating

DPI: Second

Mountain View

DPI: Third

Time To Come Out

George Steele, from Bury PS, was our judge for this month's competition. The winning images can be seen above.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants.




Chairman's Challenge

04.11.19

First: Health & Safety Warning by Allan Ward

Health & Safety Warning

Runner-up: Don't spill me by Mike Wheeller

Don't spill me

It was the Chairman's Challenge and even though there were not as many entries as hoped, for the evening went with a swing. Keith viewed all the DPIs in turn and cogitated on each one, asking the audience to guess which nursery rhyme was depicted.

Allan Ward was awarded the first prize of a bottle of wine for his entry illustrating Jack and Jill and Mike Wheeller received a box of chocolates for I'm a little tea pot.

A big ''thank you'' to Keith for arranging the evening and providing the prizes.



September

16.09.19

Print: First

Blue Tit With Nesting Material

Print: Second

Penmon

Print: Third=

Locked On

Print: Third=

Dragon Mountains

DPI: First

TEACHERS PET!

DPI: Second

Prim & Proper

DPI: Third

It's Poetry In Motion

Chris Boyes, from Sale PS, was our judge for this month's competition; Chris discussed each of the thirty–two DPIs and fourteen prints in depth and his comments were both constructive and instructive. The winning images can be seen above.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Chris for giving his time and expertise.




July

08.07.19

Print: First

Internment

Print: 20 points

Corvus

Print: 19 points

With This Straw Head I Thee Wed

Print: 19 points

Twist And Turns Of A Red Kite

DPI: First

Bought And Sold

DPI: 20 points

Tranquillity

DPI: 19 points

Exorcising The Demon

DPI: 19 points

Seeing Double!

John Riley, from Atherton and District PS, was our judge for this month's competition; John's comments were constructive, instructive and entertaining when he judged the sixteen prints and thirty–four DPIs entered tonight. Those images which scored nineteen or more points can be seen above.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to John for giving his time and expertise.



May

13.05.19

Print: 20 points

He Is My Spirit

Print: 20 points

Catalonia

Print: 19 points

FINAL BRIEF

Print: 19 points

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Print: 18 points

Brianna

Print: 18 points

Scarce Blue Damsel

Print: 18 points

Flossy

DPI: 20 points

Midnight Lace And Pearls

DPI: 20 points

Castle Reflections

DPI: 20 points

Battling For The Ball

DPI: 19 points

The Long Jump

DPI: 19 points

Worzel And Aunt Sally

DPI: 18 points

Alone

DPI: 18 points

Battling For The Ball

DPI: 18 points

Patience

DPI: 18 points

Heath Fratillary

Nick Berentzen was our judge for this month's competition; Nick's comments were entertaining and instructive when he judged the fourteen prints and thirty–two DPIs entered tonight. Those images which scored eighteen or more points can be seen above.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Nick for giving his time and expertise.



March

25.03.19

Print: First

Lauren

Print: 19 points

Tackle From Behind

Print: 19 points

Goshawk

DPI: First

Hughie The Musician

DPI: 19 points

A Minutes Peace

DPI: 19 points

Surviving Winter

DPI: 19 points

Moody Sky

DPI: 19 points

Having A Morning Stroll

DPI: 19 points

Tough Love

Mike Davis was entertaining and instructive when he judged the eighteen prints and thirty–six DPIs entered into this month's competitions, the results of which can be seen above.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Mike for giving his time and expertise.



Table Top Challenge

25.02.19

DPI: First

Reflections

DPI: Second

The Culprit

DPI: Third=

Knockdown

DPI: Third=

Taken

Earlier in the month we had a table top practical night, with the subject of board games and our Chairman set a challenge to see which member could produce the most interesting DPIs. Member Vicky Mansfield has just sucessfully completed an L&CPU judging course and she was asked to try out her new-found skills tonight.

Not only did Vicky perform her duties, on this her first judging session, with a great degree of competence and assurance, but also kept us all entertained.

After careful consideration, Vicky chose Wendy Royle's Reflections, The Culprit and Taken as her first, second and third with Gary Waites's Knock Down as joint third.

Congratulations to Wendy and Gary, commiserations to all those who entered and a big thank you to Vicky for judging.


Penny Challenge

18.02.19
choosing the winners

Print: First

Car

This is a competition where small (no bigger than A5), unmounted mono prints are spread out on a table and judged by members on the night by placing pennies on their chosen images.

This year more than seventy prints were entered and Kevin Gamwell picked up the princely amount of £2.42 for his winning print of a vintage car, while Mary Mansfield's Everest (2nd) and Puffin (3rd) prints earned her the magnificent sum of 18 pence.

Thanks to everyone who took part and better luck next time!



January

21.01.19

Print: First

A Shield Maiden in the Snow

Print: Second

Peregrine Falcon

Print: Third

shes pulling my strings

DPI: First

Harvest Mouse and Winter Berries

DPI: Second

I Could Tell You a Tale or Two

DPI: Third

Damned Dramatic

We had an entertaining and instructive evening listening to Mike Lawrence judge the ten prints and thirty–six DPIs entered into this month's competitions, the results of which can be seen above.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Mike for giving his time and expertise.