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2017 National PDI Championships at Warwick – Results

Inn Focus, Tenby & Gwynfa travelled to Warwick to represent the WPF at the PAGB National Print Championships on Saturday 15th July and it was a good day for the Welsh clubs.

The first two rounds of the competition consist of 16 PDI’s for each of the 38 competing clubs with images scored out of a maximum of 15. The total scores for each club over two rounds determines the eight clubs who compete in the Grand Final and the 30 clubs who contest the Plate Final.

At the end of round two Inn Focus had a total of 208, enough to qualify for the Grand Final with Tenby (189) and Gwynfa (187) going into the Plate Final.

In the Plate Final clubs need to select 8 images (with only four allowed from the previous rounds). After a high scoring final Tenby finished a creditable joint 12th on 102 points and Gwynfa achieved an excellent 3rd place on 108 points (from a possible 120) with only Tamworth (111) and Dumfries (112) ahead. Well done team Gwynfa. A great result for their travelling army.

In the Grand Final each club submits 20 images, 10 of which must not have been used in the previous rounds. After an excellent selection of images were projected to the large crowd present the winners turned out to be Smethwick PS with an incredible 282 points (from a maximum 300). In a competition where the highest score an individual image can achieve is 15, they averaged 14.1 per image. Wigan 10 were runners up on 277 and Arden PG third on 271. Inn Focus were a creditable 5th on 267 and will be automatically invited to the 2018 event.

There was futher Welsh success when it was announced that Phil Morgan of Inn Focus was awarded Judge’s Choice for his photograph European Dipper. Well done Phil. (The judges were Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5*, Gabriel O’Shaughnessy FIPF FRPS MFIAP and Richard Speir DPAGB APAGB BPE2*).

Results & Awards                    2017 Scores

2017 PAGB Inter Federation Results

The PAGB Inter Federation Competitions  were held in Pontefract on Saturday 3rd June.
The Welsh Photographic Federation results are are as follows:

COLOUR PRINT SECTION – 9th Position
MONOCHROME PRINT SECTION – 10th Position
OPEN PDI’s  SECTION – 6th Position
NATURE PDI’s  SECTION – 9th Position (Joint)

All 15 Federations in the PAGB took part in the Competitions.

Individual awards:
SILVER MEDAL OPEN PDI’s – Bleak Grazers – Alan Jenkinson
BRONZE MEDAL NATURE PDI’s – Martes Martes – Phil Morgan
PAGB RIBBON OPEN MONO – The Orphanage – David Bolton

A total of 22 WPF members’ work has been selected to be included in the Touring Exhibition which will be in Wales for most of October. Details to follow. The documents below show the full scores and those included in the exhibition.

Colour Prints        Mono Prints        Open PDI        Nature PDI

Mostyn Gardner

Sad news from Bridget Craddock at the Vale:

Vale PC sad news that longstanding member and previous long term competition secretary Mostyn Gardner passed away on the 5th August after a long illness. He is well known to many outside of our club and I thought they would want to know.

Mostyn Gardner’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 23rd August at 11 am at the Adams Funeral Home, Barry.   It is situated next to the Memorial Hall at the bottom of the hill as you go towards Morrisons.

Arthur Lewis

Sad news from Peter Harman at Merthyr Tydfil.

Mr Arthur Lewis, a life member of Merthyr Tydfil Camera Club passed away this morning. Some older members of the WPF may remember him, he attended many competitions and battles not as an entrant but as an observer of good photography.

Arthur Lewis’s funeral is on Friday 18th August at 1115am in Llwydcoed Crematorium then back to West End Bowls Club on the Grove Merthyr Tydfil.