19 clubs took part in digital image knockout run by Rochdale Camera Club on 1st June 2021. HPIC entered this long-standing knock-out competition after a break of several years. It is run in memory of former Rochdale CC club member, Ted Colman, and this year 19 clubs took part including 3 from Yorkshire.
Our 13 images had been selected from those which had done well in external competitions and salons. The four for the first round were identified in advance with the aim of ensuring we progressed to the second round. Experienced judge, Richard Speirs from Northern Counties, gave a critique of each image and scored them out of 20.
After the first round we surprised ourselves by being in pole position. The HPIC team (Richard Fulcher, Harry Wentworth and Alan Stopher) entered their own ‘break out room’ to determine which images should be put into rounds 2 and 3.
We got into the third round by two points, coming 6th out of the 13 clubs then remaining. In the final round we came a creditable 6th and were the last of the four Yorkshire Clubs in the competition.
The play off for first was between Chorley PS and Bury PS and Chorley ran out the winners. Particular credit goes to them for choosing 13 images from 13 different authors. That’s strength in depth for you.
Our highest scoring images were Richard Fulcher’s Jetting in and Paul Campbell’s The Dancer, each with 19. Well done to them.