Morpeth win 7 Way Interclub PDI Knockout Competition - Sunday 16th November 2014.

On Sunday 16th November 2014, Morpeth Camera Club hosted the NCPF (Northern Counties Photographic Federation)
7 Way Interclub PDI Knockout Competition.
The seven clubs that make up the Northern Area were invited to take part and Alnwick & District Camera Club, Amble
Photographic Group, Ashington Camera Club, Blyth Photographic Society, Morpeth Camera Club and Wooler Camera
Club responded. On this occasion Cambois Camera Club failed to reply to several requests or forward an entry to the
competition.

In this knockout event each club submits twenty digital images, fifteen to be shown at any one time, together with five
substitutes that could be used at each clubs discretion to replace images used in the previous round.
These images were judged live by a panel of three judges, Alan Porrett ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, APAGB, Jack Telford and
Stephen Fowler, who each gave a mark out of five using an automatic scoring machine which gives an immediate total
for each projected image.

In the first round all six clubs competed against each other with the four highest scoring clubs Alnwick (168 marks),
Morpeth (160 marks), Ashington (159 marks) & Blyth (157 marks), going forward to compete in the semi final of the
Trophy Competition.

In a the semi final Alnwick (172 marks), and Morpeth (170 marks), went through to compete in the final, leaving
Ashington in third place with (163 marks) and Blyth 4th with (162 marks).

The two lowest scoring clubs Amble and Wooler dropped out to compete for the Plate Trophy and Amble took this
award scoring (156 marks) to Woolers (150 marks).

The Final of the Trophy Competition was also a close contest with both clubs submitting images of a high standard as
Morpeth Camera Club came out on top with (177 marks), Alnwick finishing runners up with (174 marks).

Club Chairman Steve Mcdonald then had the enjoyable task of presenting the winners silver trophy to Morpeth
President Vince Rooker who accepted it on behalf of the club, before a raffle and buffet tea rounded off the afternoon.
This was a very good event and our thanks go to the team behind the scenes who did such a good job and to the
visitors from other clubs who attended and supported the competition.

Morpeth CC retained the trophy that they had won in 2013 and thanks should also go to the nine different club members,
Vince Rooker, Steve Mcdonald, Davy Bolam, Glyn Trueman, Mark Harrison, Elaine Illingworth, Dave Illingworth, Andrew
Wade and Ian Cadwallender, whose images were used and to the PDI Comp sec whose selection techniques again proved
successful.