Inter Club Competitions

The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

On Thursday 24th April Bury hosted the first of our two inter-club battles this year. Both clubs submitted 10 prints and 10 PDI for guest judge Daryl Giles CPAGB to comment on and score out of 20 points.

The PDI were shown first and after an initial rub through Daryl gave his comments and held 6 back, coincidentally three from each club. After further consideration these were also scored and the maximum 20 points were awarded to “Misty Treescape” by David Hawkins from this club.


 Misty Treescape“Misty Treescape” by David Hawkins


At the end of the first half Bury had scored a total of 169 points to our 159 points.

After the refreshment break the prints were shown, and as Daryl had seen these during the break there was no need for a run through. Daryl commented and scored all bar 6 PDI which he held back; two were from Bury and four from this club. Daryl scored these and awarded 20 points to “Perch Rock” by Phil Durkin CPAGB from this club.


 Perch Rock“Perch Rock” by Phil Durkin CPAGB


The scores for the print section were Bury 163, Bolton 170 points.


We had achieved the double of having best PDI and best print on the night, and outscored Bury by 7 points in the print section. However as they best us by 10 points in the PDI section Bury were overall winners by just 3 points.


Our thanks to Daryl Giles for judging a superb set of images from both clubs, and our congratulations to Bury for winning. We also thank Bury for their hospitality and look forward to the next battle between these two clubs in October.


The scores for all the images can be seen by opening the attachments below.

Download this file (Bury v Bolton Print Score sheets March 2016.pdf)Print Score Sheet[ ]16 kB
Download this file (Bury v Bolton PDI Score sheets March 2016.pdf)PDI Score Sheet[ ]16 kB

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