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.
The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) held its Championship Day on Sunday 18th March 2019. Chris Baldwin attended as BCC External Competitions Secretary along with Andrew Spackman.
The following Monday, Chris gave a presentation of the event to club members following the Impact Trophy competition. Banbury entered both the Print Championship and the Projected Championship competitions. All the images entered are the work of BCC members.
One image: The Highlands in the Autumn by Diana Gamble was awarded one of three Judges Awards. Here we see Diana receiving her certificate from Chairman Charles Binns with Chris Baldwin looking on at our club meeting. Diana’s image can be seen projected behind.
The Badby Challenge is an annual inter-club PDI competition between a number of photographic clubs which is currently 9. Each year one club will host the competition on a rotation basis. In 2018 it was held in Banbury.
Unfortunately the booked judge became unavailable at the last minute and following agreement from a representative from each club Chris Baldwin stepped in as judge. He provided an interesting and insightful commentary on each image and a score.
The final result was a tie between Banbury and Dustan Clubs. Unfortunately for technical reasons, it was not possible to resolve a winner using the tie-break arrangements described in the competition rules. It was therefore decided to allocate the trophy to each club for six months out of the year.