International Challenge with Port Elizabeth CC

International Challenge with Port Elizabeth CC

Monday night, 03 October saw the running of Round 2 of our International Club Challenge with Port Elizabeth CC in South Africa.

For those of us that attended the first round the images presented by each club were of a high quality and WCC ran out as the winner of that round. So did PECC up their game, did we select the right images? Everything was set for another interesting evening of interclub photography at its very best.

Our judge for this session was selected by WCC and was Raymond Brammall ARPS HonPAGB DPAGB EFIAP/g BPE4 who is well renown in the YPU club circuits for his knowledge and photographic expertise.

The Challenge consists of 25 images from each club with no more than 5 Nature images per club and work should be from 10 or more authors with no more than 3 images max per author.

The evening kicked off with a great start for WCC in that our first 2 images scored 19 and 20 respectively but PECC were up for the challenge and also hit back with 2 x 20 images all within the first 10 images on display. Each of the clubs traded excellent images and by halftime it was a close-run thing but too early to call out a front runner.

WCC scored another 20 with image 29 which kept our impetus going but PECC were not done and came back strongly with images 39, 40, 41 and 44 before we got our tails up again.

As we had expected this challenge looked to be going to the final images before a result would be declared and so it was with our last image scoring 20 on the night.

WCC scored overall 439 points and PECC scored 434 points, so just 5 points separated us at the end of a truly excellent night of photography.

Congratulation goes to WCC members Neil Carter, Jeffery Cummins and Peter Wells for their top scoring images and to PECC members L Lotter, R Heffer and D Oosthuizen respectively their top scoring images.

Thanks goes to the 22 online participants that joined in for this event.

Thanks also goes to Ray Brammall who did a wonderful job of giving useful comments and of course providing the all-important scores.

Without all the members from WCC and PECC who submitted images for selection at their clubs without you all this evening could not have taken place.