Vale Cider Cup
Friday saw the inaugural Vale Cider Cup Challenge at the club. Bridgend Camera Club were invited to compete in this new form of competition devised by Nick Craddock (of Vale Cider) and Peter Young brilliantly judged, on the hoof, 50 images in three categories and head to head. Difficult to describe - you needed to be there to understand the scoring. It was a great night which demonstrated the breadth of talent within both clubs. It was a very closely fought contest so congratulations to Bridgend CC for being runner up in the this year's Vale Cider Cup.
I am delighted to be able to report that Vale won the Vale Cider Cup last night in what was a very close and exciting competition with Bridgend which came down to the last few points. The final score was Vale 18, Bridgend 15. There were 23 members representing Bridgend and 25 members representing Vale and the standard of images was excellent from all 48 photographers who participated. The judge for the evening was Peter Young who was superb in providing incisive comments about each print as well as scoring and making sure the competition ha plenty of friendly rivalry and fun.
Many thanks to everyone who provided prints and to all those who came along on the night!
The Section scores were:
Landscape: Vale 5 points, Bridgend 0 points
People: Vale 1 point, Bridgend 4 points
Nature: Vale 0 points, Bridgend 5 points
Open: Vale 9 points, Bridgend 6 points
Bonus points: Vale 3 points, Bridgend 0 points
Best Landscape: Guy Butler-Madden with Footpath, Hensol Forest
Runner up Landscape: Mike Davies with Towards Pen y Fan
Best People: Dave Thomas with Butch, a ragged Victorian
Runner up People: Terry Verrinder with The anguish of Deianeira
Best Nature: Heather Digweed with Kingfisher on reed
Runner up Nature: Neville Thomas with Fox in grasses
Best open colour: Peter Dennis with Rock pool
Best open mono: Nick Craddock with London rain
Photos by Mike Baker