7 Way Interclub PDI Knockout Competition, Ashington - Sunday 15th November 2015.

On Sunday 15th November 2015 it was Ashington Camera Clubs turn to host the Annual Northern Counties Photographic
Federation 7 - Way Interclub PDI Knockout Competition. The seven clubs that make up the Northern Area are invited to
take part and in this event each club submits twenty digital images, fifteen to be shown at any one time, together with
five substitutes that may be used at each clubs discretion to replace any low scoring images in the previous round.
These images were viewed and scored live by a panel of three judges and this year Alan Porrett ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP,
APAGB, Alan McCormick ARPS, and Mavis McCormick LRPS, did an excellent job, each giving a mark out of five using
the automatic scoring machine which gives an immediate total for each projected image.

In the preliminary round of the "Trophy Competition" all seven clubs competed against each other with the four highest
scoring clubs Cambois (188 marks), Alnwick (182 marks), Morpeth (172 marks) & Ashington (166 marks), then going
forward to compete in the " Trophy " semi final .
The three lowest scoring clubs Blyth (163 marks), Amble (162 marks) & Wooler (159 marks) dropped out to compete in
the runners up " Plate " Competition.
This followed immediately and in another exciting contest the " Plate " went to Amble (178 marks), Blyth (173 marks)
and Wooler (155 marks) close behind.

In a the semi-final of the " Trophy Competition " Cambois (194 marks), and Alnwick (187 marks), went through to then
compete in the " Trophy Final ", leaving Morpeth (183 marks) in Third place and Ashington (168 marks) in Fourth place.

The final of the " Trophy Competition " was again very competitive with both clubs submitting images of a high standard
as Cambois] (193 marks) came out on top, and Alnwick (190 marks) runners up. Unfortunately Cambois again failed to
send a competition secretary or any club representative, so a formal awarding of the Winners Trophy did not take place.

Ashington Chairman Keith Saint thanked the judges, everyone who had taken part and all those who had attended and a
raffle and buffet tea provided by the host club all made for an enjoyable afternoon of competition.

So 3rd place to Morpeth and a thank you to the Ten different members whose images made up the club entry, Pat Wood,
Elaine Illingworth, Vince Rooker, Glyn Trueman, Davy Bolam, Steve McDonald, Mark Harrison, Dave Illingworth, Chris Earl
and Chris Randall whose image " After the Rain " was Morpeths Highest scorer with 14 marks.