2023 Ace of Clubs Entries Invited

Please find below all the details you require to allow your Club to enter this year’s Ace of Clubs event to be held in Talbot Green Community Centre. We have 19 for the Memorial – wouldn’t it be nice to exceed that number for this Event!

Rules Word Doc PDF
Entry Forms Round One Word Doc PDF
Entry Forms Round Two Word Doc PDF
Entry Forms All 40 Images Word Doc PDF

Key dates:
15th January 2023 – Advise me if your club is entering.
12th Feb 2023 – Closing date.
19th February 2023 – Date of the Event.

Roy Thomas
Roy17@btinternet.com

Results of the 2022 Ace of Clubs Competition

The competition was held on 20 February 2022 on Zoom.  13 clubs each submitted 30 PDI entries and each of 3 judges scored all 390 entries in the range of 2 to 5 so the minimum score was 6 and the maximum was 15.

The judges, who made a fine job of the scoring, were:

Carol McNiven Young FRPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE4 (from N&EMPF);

Barry Mead FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/d3 (from WCPF); and

Michael Krier ARPS MA(Photography) AFIAP (from MCPF).

The participating clubs were Aberystwyth, Afan Nedd, Baglan Bay, Bridgend, Cwmbran, Gwent, Gwynfa, Monmouth, Pontypridd, Rhondda, RPC, Swansea and Tenby.

Congratulations to all the clubs that participated but especially to Gwynfa CC and Tenby CC who were 1st and 2nd repectively and were invited to represent WPF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship.

Congratulations also go to the photographers who scored 15 and to the winners of the 5 awards that were on offer.

The detailed results can be found here.

2021 Ace of Clubs Results

Here are the results and award winners from the 2021 Ace of Clubs competition held via zoom on 21st February 2021. Many congratulations to the winners Tenby and second place Gwynfa who are invited to represent the WPF at the National PDI Championships later in the year. Congratulations also to all the award winners.

The final results and award winners can be see here and all the individual scores here.

Special thanks to our judges who spent the afternoon considering and marking your work; Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/d3; Paul Keene FRPS MPAGB EFIAP/d3 MFIAP and Roger Parry ARPS MPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP EsFIAP.

Huge thanks to all 13 clubs that participated and to everyone who attend via Zoom on Sunday afternoon. Thanks also to the WPF Team who looked after the day – Peter Young, Del Jones, Susan & John Surridge and Ed Cloutman

Ace of Clubs 2020 – Results

Please find below the reports from the 2020 Ace of Clubs – I hope those of you that were there concur with these figures – if not please SHOUT!

Rounds 1 and 2 Club Scores

Round 1  – Individual Scores

Round 2 – Individual Scores

Final – Club Scores

Final – Individual Scores

I thought it was a great day of photography and I thought our Judges performed well for which we have much appreciation – given the misbehaviour of our scoring system – we’ll have to do better next time!

The 3 Judges; Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/d3;  Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b and Peter Young LRPS CPAGB APAGB AFIAP chose a number of images that they thought worthy of mention: –

They jointly chose – “Safely over the bar” by Brian Merry of Rhondda CC as the best image overall.

Ralph Snook chose – “Banded Demoiselle Pair” by Alec Stewart of Gwynfa as his personal favourite.

Peter Young chose – “Alone on the Moor” by Jan Sullivan of Tenby as his personal favourite.

Colin Harrison chose – “Graveyard Run” by David Hopes of Bridgend as his personal favourite.

You can see them below….

Finally we must congratulate IOS and Gwynfa for coming first and second and being prepared to represent the WPF at the PAGB PDI Competition held in Warwick this July – that’s worth a day of your time going along to see the best of British PDI work!

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Results from 2018 Ace of Clubs

Inn Focus CC Total: 250 1st
Tenby & Dist Total: 241 2nd
Western Valley Total: 224 3rd
Afan Nedd CC Total: 219 4th
The Vale CC Total: 217 5th
Bridgend CC Total: 214 6th =
Neath & Dist Total: 214 6th =
Swansea CC Total: 213 8th

Congratulations to those clubs going to Warwick to represent the WPF. (Inn Focus, Tenby and Western Valley).

2017 A Pair of Aces – Results

A Pair of Aces took place on 19th February, 2017. The results can be seen here.

Inn Focus Group have already qualified to compete in the PAGB Print and PDI Club Championships.  As a result of this year’s Pair of Aces Competitions, Tenby & District CC and Gwynfa CC will be invited to compete at the PAGB PDI Club Championship.  Western Valley CC and The Vale CC will be invited to compete at the PAGB Print Club Championship.  Bridgend & District CC won the Plate in both the Ace of Clubs and the Ace of Prints.  The WPF congratulates those clubs on their success.

The WPF thanks the clubs for entering, the judges, Bob Moore Hon.FRPS MPAGB Hon.PAGB, Sue Moore FRPS MPAGB and Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP, all those who helped in however great or small a way and for all the club members who attended the competitions.  It was a good day with some great photography and is something to plan to attend and participate in 12 months’ time.