Thursday night at Caerlean Hall, Llantrisant saw four clubs, Bridgend, Gwynfa, Neath & The Vale do battle in this invitation only trophy.
The format is four prints/club followed by four projected images/club.Â The judge Mr John Ridgewell started off by remarking on the high standard of entries.
Round 1 and our opener “Don’t look now ” by Dave Edwards scored 19.Â Round 2,’ Cat’s Eye’ Â by Terry Goss scored 18, things were looking good.Â Round 3 and the curse hit us, Arfon John’s ‘Leaning Tower of Cardiff’ suffered from ‘the judge thinks it’s manipulated’ syndrome and unfortunately it followed a highly scored (20), very manipulated image from Gwynfa and suffered in it’s company by scoring 15.Â Round 4 saw our Print of the Year ‘Vivienne’ by Tony Shadrach suffer another 15 and at half time we were in third place with 67.
Next came the Digital Images – Round 1 ‘Hidden Lady’ by Terry Goss opened with a creditable 18.Â Round 2 saw ‘Bathing’ by Haydn Thomas score the only 20 in the Digital section.Â Round 3 and ‘Clockwork’ by Colin Kelly and the ‘judge thinks it’s manipulated’ syndrome hit us again scoring 18.Â Round 4 and ‘Goth’ by Julian Brock scored anÂ 18.Â Â We finished the Digital Round with a score of 74.Â This put us in 3rd place overall with a total of 141, behind Gwynfa (146), Bridgend (145) and in front of The Vale (140).
Well done to all the entrants and also to the 10 members who made the trek to support the club.
Colin Kelly (Comp. Sec)