Performance of Leek Photographic Club in the MCPF PDI Club Championship 2012
Today five members of the Club went to Leicester for a fabulous day out. It wasn't a holiday … we witnessed and steered the performance of Leek Photographic Club in the MCPF PDI Club Championship 2012. In essence, the Competition was organised over 2 Rounds. 25 clubs competed in the First Round and the top 8 clubs then went forward to the Second Round. We needed 15 images for the First Round [with limits on number per person and number of nature images], only 5 of which could be taken forward and combined with another 5 from our previously submitted 'databank' to produce the 10 images for the Second Round [with new limits on number per person and number of nature images].
Anyway, we came first!!
The club scores were as follows:
Round 1 Round 2 Total Final Position
Leek 190 125 315 1
Smethwick 180 119 299 2
Cannock 180 116 296 3
Tamworth 173 115 288 4
Wolverhampton 169 116 285 6
Droitwich 167 113 280 7
Leamington Spa 167 120 287 5
Stafford 166 112 278 8
As you can see we were deserved winners, receiving the highest score in each of the Rounds.
Individual Scores are detailed below.
Round 1 Round 2
Short Eared Owl - Paul Matthews 13
TriColoured Heron - Ken Tate 14 14
Road to the North - Linda Battersby 13 15
Male Orangetip - Paul Matthews 12
Morning Bath Time - Sonja Haigh 13
Waif - Brian Ross 13
Male Kingfisher - Paul Matthews 14 14
Three Roses - Don Barker 10
The Punk & His Mrs - Sonja Haigh 13
Black Rock Hut - David Slade 12
Strike - Brian Ross 15 15
New Kid on the Block- Cliff Beardmore 12
Poppies in the Wood - Brian Ross 10
Rainy Day New York City - Rob Gough 12
Men in Grey Suits - Don Barker 14 12
Divine Light - Rob Gough 9
Wolvescotedale - Don Barker 10
Wash Time - Sonja Haigh 13
Sledging - Clare Beech 12
Thorpe Cloud - David Slade 11
As you see Brain Ross gain the maximum score in Round 1 and Round 2 with his image 'Strike', while Linda Battersby gained a maximum score for 'Road to the North' in the Second Round. Incidentally, these were the only maximum scores awarded today. Sonja Haigh's image 'Morning Bath Time' was awarded the Christine Widdall Medal for Best PDI. Very well done to all three. It is also pleasing to see that 10 club members represented Leek today. Many thanks to these 10 and the other club members who volunteered images for selection.
On the back of this performance Leek is now one of 4 clubs selected to represent the MCPF in an PAGB Inter-Region PDI Championship at Warwick in July. More details to follow.