JPCR 6-Club Competition

posted by Alan Copeland in External Competitions

South Reading was the host club for this year's prestigious event and they hired a special venue large enough to take the expected huge crowd. And what was this exciting happening? No less an occasion than the annual six-way battle between the JPCR clubs - Wallingford, Burghfield, South Reading, Woodley, Wokingham and ourselves.

The evening's judging was expertly handled by an experienced photographer from the Salisbury Camera Club - Tony Oliver LRPS CPAGB who had a very difficult job in separating the marks for each image. With each club entering their best five prints and five digital images, we all knew we were in for a treat of superb photographs.

The prints were judged first, the winning club being Wallingford with 92 points, closely followed by Wokingham with 89 and Woodley with 86. Then came Burghfield with 83 points, Whitchurch Hill with 78 and South Reading with 75. Top marks of 20 were awarded to"A Boat for Messing About in" and"Olympic Gold" from Wallingford,"Spinnakers" from Woodley and"Icon" from Wokingham. Tony selected the overall best print as"Spinnakers" by Roger McCallum from Woodley".

After the break it was inevitably the turn of the projected digital images which again produced a crop of absolutely stunning images! In this section, Whitchurch Hill emerged the winners with 91 points followed by Woodley and Wokingham both with 86, South Reading with 84, Wallingford with 81 and Burghfield with 74. Top scores of 20 were achieved by Richard Barnett of Wokingham with "At the End of the Day" and John Sexton of Whitchurch Hill with his excellent image "Black Panther" which was judged to be the best digital image of the night. Wee done, John.

Overall the winner of the evening was Wokingham scoring a total of 175 points, followed closely by Wallingford with 173 and Woodley with 172. We finished in fourth position with 169 points.

A really excellent evening! Thanks must go to the South Reading club for organising the evening - no mean feat when absolutely everything had to be transferred from their usual meeting place.


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