Newsletter 3rd December 2019

Hi Members

Sedgemoor Battle Report - Bridgwater vs Yeovil and Mid Somerset

What a night and what a great turnout for our annual battle. I must say that I felt a little sorry for Ken and Martin who had another mess to deal with due to yet another judge letting us down, this time without notice. It appears that the judge thought he should be with us on Wednesday (today) despite all the correspondence and checks sent to remind him of his commitment. Thankfully, Ken Hocking had a copy of the digital entries which were sent to the judge. The evening continued to be rescued for us by a former club member Frank Arnold who was visiting us while on holiday here in Bridgwater. Frank gave us an excellent on the spot critique during the image presentation which allowed us to get an independent view of our digital entries to which Martin informed members of the judge’s score.

The results were as follows:

Digital: In the digital competition Mid Somerset took first place with 3 point advantage over us and Yeovil were about 8 points behind us.

Prints: Martin could only read out the print titles and the scores given by our missing judge who managed somehow to send them to Martin via email during the evening despite having the wrong email address. Once again we were pipped to the post by just two points leaving the Mid Somerset club as print winners and overall winners. We took second place, leaving Yeovil in third. In all we had a very good evening despite just about almost everything that could go wrong and actually doing so.

Future Club Events

  • Plenty going on ….Phew!!

  • Saturday we host the 2nd basic tuition session, all members are welcome, being held at HQ starting at 9.30. We need to charge to cover the hire of the room £3.50 includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

  • Also this coming Saturday. Bridgwater & Albion rugby match, kick-off at 3pm. We are limited to 4/5 members, free entry for free images. First come first served!!! Contact me please if you wish to go at info@bwps.org.uk to get in at the gate you will need a password, only obtainable by contacting me, confirming that you will be there.

  • Monday 9th December - For up to a week existing bell removal, can members please give their names to Martin giving days of availability via FB event or to chair@bwps.org.uk please.

  • Annual Christmas meal – Tuesday 10th December 7pm for 7.30 at the Harvest Moon, North Newton.

  • Thursday 12th December - Second bell casting at Loughborough need to confirm who is attending, please advise Martin if interested, we have several seats available.

Lastly, we need your suggestions on topics for our pre-Christmas meeting on December 17th, can be any subject you fancy, maybe you have an AV you could share of your photography over the last year? or just a social evening

This message is especially for Ken and Keith. All future club meeting information will be added to our closed Facebook Group with personal invites to events being sent to you. Please check regularly on this Facebook Page for event activity.

Happy snapping

Brian

PS: Thanks Tom for covering the last couple of newsletters, great job done as usual