We hosted the annual inter club competition between Swinton PS and ourselves on Thursday 12 July 2018, and welcomed Jane Lines MPAGB BPE5* LRPS to be the judge.

The 10 prints from each club were shown fist, and after a run through Jane gave her insightful comments and scores. Jane held back 6 prints, and the full 20 points were awarded to two prints, namely “Marlborough Point” by Peter Thomasson and “Puffin with Sand Eels” by Brian White, both members of Bolton CC

Marlborough Point

"Marlborough Point" by Peter Thomasson


Puffin with Sand eels in Evening Light

"Puffin with Sand Eels" by Brian White

The scores for the print section were Swinton 165, Bolton 181 points. A small margin, considering Swinton have a reputation for pulling back with their PDIs, so it was still all to play for after the break.

The PDIs were shown and again we enjoyed the benefit of Jane’s comments and opinions. Four PDI were held back, with the full 20 points going to two of them, “The Kiss” by Sue Tydd (from Swinton) and “Waiting for the Fog to Lift” by Alan Bromiley (from Bolton).

Waiting for the fog to lift

"Waiting for the Fog to Lift" by Alan Bromiley


Jane added that “The Kiss” was her favourite image at this competition.She particularly liked the "very good make up" and "the good use of an arm for framing"

The Kiss

"The Kiss" by Sue Tydd from Swinton

Image published here with kind  consent from Sue Tydd

The PDI scores were very close, with Swinton on 172 and us on 173

The total scores were 337 points for Swinton and 354 for Bolton.

This competition lived up to its usual very high standard of images, which Jane commented on several times during her judging.

We look forward to next year’s inter club competition, to be hosted by Swinton.

All the scores can be seen on the attached pdfs by clicking the link below.

Download this file (Swinton v Bolton PDI Score sheets July 2018.pdf)PDI Score Sheet[ ]17 kB
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