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Monthly Competition

Novice

Peter Hannington

4


Peter Maslin

2


David Goss

0


Philip Sansom

0


Hazel Bentley

0


Intermediate

John Barrie-Smith

2


Elizabeth Mckenzie

0


Advanced

Howard Turnnidge

6


Andrew Rowles

4


Mike Head

2


Jim Coombs

1


Nigel Amor

1


Brian Jordan

0


Harvey Grimwood

0


2017 Competition Totals

Novice

Peter Hannington

38


Philip Sansom

15


Peter Maslin

13


David Goss

7


Hazel Bentley

3


Intermediate

John Barrie-Smith

20


Elizabeth Mckenzie

4


Advanced

Harvey Grimwood

32


Jim Coombs

26


Howard Turnnidge

26


Mike Head

13


Nigel Amor

11


Andrew Rowles

11


Brian Jordan

9


Winners 2017

 

Peter Hannington, 2017 winner of the Novice Competition

John-Barrie Smith, 2017 Winner of the Intermediate Section

Harvey Grimwood, winner of the Advanced Competition

Peter Hannington, winner of the highest points total in all sections of the Annual Competition

 

Club Competition Rules

Competition Entry Forms

Monthly Club Competition

  • The monthly Club competition runs from January to November each year with the exception of February when there is a separate competition for the Reg Bailey Cup. December is reserved for a ‘Ladies’ Choice’ competition.
  • The competition is theme based.
  • The Committee will determine the subjects for each competition and announce these in advance to the members.
  • There are three categories: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced
  • The annual winner in each category will be the member with the highest number of accumulated points throughout the year.
  • The annual winner of each category will be awarded with a platter, on which their name will be engraved.
  • The platter will be presented at the December (Christmas Party) meeting.
  • The members awarded platters will hold them until the following year.
  • A cup will be awarded to the member who has achieved the highest number of points in the year in any of the three categories.

 

Competition Entry

  • The Competition is open to all current paid-up members of the Club.
  • Members must register their entry with the Competition Adjudicator at the start of the monthly meeting.
  • All entries will be anonymous and be identified only by a consecutive number card issued by the Adjudicator at time of registration.
  • All entries must be the original work of the member.
  • No entry may be submitted twice, whether in a different category or in a subsequent year.

 

Categories

  • The winner in each of the categories will receive a certificate.
  • Certificates will be presented on the night.
  • The annual category winner and members with an annual total of 25 points or more will be promoted to the next higher category.
  • Members may elect to compete in the next higher category at any time, but points already accrued in the current year will be surrendered.
  • At the end of the competition year, regardless of points awarded, a member may be put into the next highest category, on merit, at the discretion of the Adjudicator and the Committee.

 

Judging

  • Two judges for each competition will be picked from an invited pool of advanced and intermediate turners. One judge must be of advanced level.
  • There will be a reasonably wide interpretation of the theme. However if the entry patently does not meet the brief of the competition (e.g. a size is specified which it does not meet) then it will be disqualified on the grounds of fairness.

 

Each entry will be assessed by the judges against the following criteria:

SECTION SUB-SECTION CRITERIA DESIGN & INNOVATION

 

Form (1 – 10)

Does it have clean lines and do they flow smoothly? Is it in proportion/balance and not top or bottom heavy?

 

Aesthetics (1 – 10)

Is it pleasing to the eye and to the touch? Does it have overall appeal? Does the material used complement the design? Would being bigger or smaller improve the design? Does any texturing/ colouring add to the design? Is there consistency of design elements? Originality (1 – 10) Does it show originality? If not an original design has the maker put his own stamp on it? TURNING SKILLS

 

Tool work (1 – 10)

Is it free from tool marks? Is it free from crushed fibres and bruised surfaces? Is it smooth and free from undulations?

 

Craftsmanship (1 – 10)

If appropriate is the wall thickness consistent? If appropriate is the inside smooth and well finished? How well is the bottom finished?

 

Complexity (1 – 10)

Is it well executed? Degree of difficulty and the skill involved must be taken into account. Is the project too simplistic?

 

FINISH Choice (1 – 10)

Is the finish suitable for the project and purpose, including texturing and colouring? (Assume a food safe finish where appropriate) Does the finish detract from the form?

 

Preparation (1 – 10)

Has it been well sanded? Is it free from sanding scratches?

 

Execution (1 – 10)

Has the finish been well applied? Are there flaws in the surface? Is the finish smooth? Is the finish consistent?

 

JUDGE’S DISCRETIONARY (1 – 10)

This is the judge’s overall opinion of the piece and is obviously subjective. If necessary it may be used to determine any marking tie with the highest judge’s discretionary score being the tie-break.

 

  • The criteria will be applied in a progressive degree of severity according to the category being judged.
  • Leniency in application of the criteria will be shown for novices and at the other end of the scale advanced turners will have points deducted for not meeting the criteria. Each sub-category will be marked from 1 to 10, giving a total out of 100 marks for each entry.
  • Entries will be ranked according to their total scores and will be awarded points according to the points system below.
  • At the end of the meeting the Adjudicator will announce for each category the entries which are first, second, third and un-placed.
  • The judges will complete a judging/feedback form for each entry showing the scores awarded in each section/sub-section, any judges comments, the points awarded and placement in the category.
  • The judge’s decision is final. In the event of a tie the Judge’s discretionary score will decide a winner.
  • Competitors are free to approach the judges after the results have been announced to obtain feedback.
  • Judges must not be approached by members during the judging process.

 

Points System

Competition points will be awarded in each category as follows:

1st – 6 points

2nd – 4 points

3rd – 2 points

Un-placed – 1 point.

 

The Adjudicator will adjust the points awarded in any category when there are fewer than 3 entries per category as follows:


2 entries only:

1st – 4 points

2nd – 2 points

 

1 entry only:

2 points

 

A running total of the number of points each member has accumulated will be placed on the notice board every month showing their progression.

All points will be reset to zero in January.

The competition adjudicator is : John Austin.

 

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