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Thursday 15th December

Members met up last night to celebrate the festive season with our Christmas Bash, hosted this year by Mike Hancock, with our traditional quiz night. Mike’s new creative round was a particular challenge as he asked for a representative from each table to tear a cow out of a sheet of paper which they had to hold behind their backs.  My hotly refuted assessment that Stephen Marsh’s was the most creative was based not upon the shape he presented (which surely should have gone to Richard Ryder’s 3D cow) but on his absolute creativity in declaring it was a shy cow hiding behind a hedge!

Special commendation to tables 4 & 5 for gaining full marks on the Initial Round, and also for scoring the highest (24 out of a possible 30) for Name that Tune. A very special thanks to all those Members who gave me picture of their former young selves for the Who the Devil is it? round, on which table 4 identified all but two and table 2 who managed 8 of the 11.

Despite the strong performance by tables 4 and 5, who came out top in terms of absolute marks, once the scores were weighted to take account of the different numbers on each table, it was table 6 – Charlie’s Angels – that won overall with 102.6, with table 4 in second place with 91.1 and table 2 which took third place with 88.6. 

A great evening to conclude the first part of the Club’s season and thanks to everyone, especially Mike, for making it such an enjoyable success.

We meet again on Thursday 4th January when we host our SCPF PDI League round – don’t forget the evening is also the deadline for the second Advanced Print Competition.

All very best wishes for Christmas and success in the New Year!

Club Members struggle with Mike Creative challenge

pagb group meeting monday 11th december

Back Street Poacher © George Atkins

The PAGB Group will meet this coming Monday, 11th December The meeting will take place at the usual venue, the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.

We will meet at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up.

The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non members.

Please bring along your prints and PDIs for evaluation by the group. We look forward to seeing you.

SUCCESS FOR MEMBERS AT THE SMETHWICK INTERNATONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Once again members of the PAGB Group members have fared very well at the Smethwick International Salon this year. Two Gold Medals were awarded to group members with six members of the group gaining 20 acceptances between them. This is a terrific result in this prestigious salon.

Below is a selection of some of the images that were accepted

A Gold Medal was awarded to Sheila Tester for her image Mycena with Gossamer Thread ©

Caravaggio’s Artichokes © Lorna Brown,  which was accepted at the salon

5 Men on Mont Blanc © George Atkins which was accepted at the salon

Odd Man Out © Mike Davison which was accepted at the salon

Judging Sheep © John Howes which was accepted at the salon