CACC Championship Day: Amanda's Report

External Competitions Secretary Amanda Wright reports on the recent CACC Championship Day at Amersham:

Sunday 17th March was Championship Day held in Amersham and judged this year by Daphne Hanson DPAGB APAGB and President of EAF, Leo Rich ARPS DPAGB Hon PAGB EFIAP/g and Ken Scott ARPS both of whom are from SCF.

Fifteen clubs entered both the Print Championship and the PDI Championship resulting in 225 images in each category. Once again what the judges were actually looking for mystified many of us and this year was particularly unusual in that there was only one 15 awarded across the whole competition with the highest score being 13 in the Print Section. They fairly frequently went down to scores of 6 and 7 which is also quite unusual and something I think is a good thing as it gives a broader spectrum of marks, but only if you use the full range. Scores are out of 15 with each judge able to score between 1-5

The winners in the Print Championship were

Amersham with 176
2nd were Field End with 164
3rd were Wycombe with 162

EHHPS came a disappointing 8th with 148

EHHPS top scorers were:
Shaun Hodge with Neon Cheeks 12 and Gazing 11
Ania Taylor with Dreamy Pastels 11
8’s 9’s and 10’s bar those

In the PDI Championship we scored slightly higher 155 but came 9th, however, on this occasion we were only 10 points behind the winners as the scores were much closer. The highest score in the competition was 14.

The winners were XRR with 165
2nd Harrow with 164
and joint 3rd were Amersham and New City with 162

Our high scorers were Karen Helle with Miss Marlene 13
Shaun Hodge with Lilac Breasted Roller 12
John Clare with Sea, Sand and Shadows i 12
7, 9, 10 and 11 bar those

In the Chilterns 100 our top scorer was Shaun Hodge with It’s A Wrap 12
Kristin Mason’s Thinly Veiled, Ania Taylor’s Not So Still Still Life and Phil Dean’s Cafe Chef all scored 11
9’s and 10’s bar those

The winning image was Marcel Hug At The World Championships by Peter Milsom, another of his excellent wheelchair race in the rain shots which scored the only 15 of the day.

This year I obviously had a blonde moment and omitted two images so huge apologies to Rick Beresford with Some Geyser and John Clare with Sea, Sand and Shadows, apologies also should go to Jane Arnold-Foster for not making it clear that the single image must be chosen by the author in this competition, she also missed out as a result, sorry guys.

Let’s hope for better luck next year!

(Amanda Wright)

Detailed results are available on the CACC website