On Tuesday 19th November, Banbury Camera Club took part in the Badby Challenge at Daventry between 9 Photographic Clubs.
Banbury came a very creditable second place after initially tying for first place with Daventry PS, the eventual winners. Nine clubs each showed 7 images with Daventry & Banbury showing an additional image in the tie-break.
Overall the scoring was from 14 up to 20 from the judge: Malcolm Sales. Malcom proved to be a good judge, strong on detail with a slight preference to black & white images. There were 4 images scoring top marks of 20. At the end fluctuations had all but disappeared and the final positions were very tight. The final positions were:
First – Daventry 126 + 20
Second – Banbury 126 + 19
Equal Third – Duston and Northampton 123
Fifth – Dunchurch 122
Equal Sixth – Badby and Northampton Natural History Society 121
Eighth – Abington 120
Ninth – Spratton 111
Chairman Ian Draper gives his thanks to Helene Boily, Barry Boswell, Diana Gamble, Mike Kirby, Derek Lane, Gareth Morgan, Toby Solesbury & Jamie Bodley-Scott whose images we used.