Barrian Cup & Dave Cowdrey Trophy

Saturday 6th June saw 25 clubs contesting the Barrian Cup.  Each club had entered 5 prints, of which a maximum of 3 could be Landscapes or Seascapes. The Judge – Mr Grahame Hodgkiss ARPS,DPAGB,APAGB had the unenviable task of critiquing and scoring these prints, and also scoring the Land/Sea Scapes that were competing for the Dave Cowdrey Trophy, and what a marvellous job he done.  His comments were straight to the point with no waffle.

”It all hung on round 5,
and the atmosphere
could be cut with a knife”

Our opening print ‘Tree Birds’ by Terry Goss score the first 20 of the competition.  Round 2 and ‘Jenna by the River’ by Haydn Thomas followed on with another 20.  At the end of round 2 we were in first place.  Round 3 and ‘Covent Garden 2’ by Ben Clarkson scored a 16.  We were still in first place.  Round 4 and ‘Leg’ by Julian Brock only managed to pick up 13 pts. At the end of round 4 we were in second place by 1 point.  It all hung on round 5, and the atmosphere could be cut with a knife, ‘A Reflective Moment’ by Tony Shadrach scored 14 and with our closest rivals Gwynfa and Llanelli both scoring well we finished in 3rd place.

Next came the presentation for the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for best Landscpe/Seascape,  and the winner was our own Terry Goss with Tree Birds. Congratulations Terry, well done.

This goes to prove two things, we can compete with the best clubs in the area and secondly we need more strength in depth with our selections.  The latter can only be achieved by authors submitting their best work for selection.  The selection committee this year have given us our best season with regard Battle finishes.  Many thanks to all the selectors and the authors for submitting their entries.  Below is a table of the Clubs involved and their final positions.

Pos.

Club

Score

 

Pos.

Club

Score

1

Llanelli

87

 

14

Western Valley

76

2

Gwynfa

86

 

15

Port Talbot

72

3

Neath

83

 

15

The Vale

72

4

Backwell

81

 

15

Bridgend

72

5

Merthyr

80

 

15

Barry

72

5

Cardiff

80

 

19

Towy Valley

67

7

Swansea

79

 

20

Mumbles & West Cross

66

8

Cwmbran

78

 

21

Newport

65

8

Hanham

78

 

22

Dean

61

8

Rhondda

78

 

22

Aberdare

61

8

Ebbw Vale

78

 

22

Pyle & Porthcawl

61

12

Thornbury

77

 

25

Caldicot

59

12

Sodbury & Yate

77