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A good number of members attended in the afternoon to prepare the hall for the evening’s extravaganza. We needed the 2 hours spent trying to sort out the sound system and running through a mock competition to iron out any problems we may encounter on the night.
The evening went well with a good attendance of visitors from the participating clubs. The heavy gang of Paul and Stephen managed to extract lots of cash for the raffle from the visitors with the attraction of a digital microscope as the star prize.
The president opened the proceedings with a warm welcome to the judge, Christine Widdall, from Oldham. A slight hitch as we had to realign the projector, once that was corrected the whole presentation of all the 60 images ran faultlessly thanks to the magic touch by Matthew on his computer. Christine was an excellent judge finding something positive in each image but also being constructive and critical when necessary.
The outcome of the evening was a win for Leeds PS on the night and they also won the trophy, having taken first place in each of the four rounds, a first for this long running competition.
BPS came 4th overall after the four rounds. Michael Myers must receive a special mention for receiving 20/20 for his sport/action image “Wipeout”.
After the various notices had been announced we all descended on the refreshment area where a bevy of members produced copious amounts of tea coffee and biscuits to the thirsty audience. A huge thanks to all who made the evening a great success.