WINDMILL TROPHY 2015
Our very own inter club competition, celebrated it's 20th year. First introduced to celebrate our 40th anniversary. With us retaining it for 14 of the years.
The judge almost got it completely right with him failing to give us the full set of winners. I was not sure whether he had shares in the new Jessops or had bought up their stock of inflatables when they went into liquidation and was drumming up interest for people to go on his ebay account and purchase them from him.
We did not get off to the best of starts with Dagenham getting two 20's for their first two prints. That all changed after the break, well done to the person that stuck the twenty pound note to the bottom of the judge's cake plate and telling him that we enjoy a good natural history picture at our club.
The suspense of the evening was created by our good friends from Hornchurch, when the judge called out their scores there was a long pause, with everyone looking around expectantly, then suddenly HORNCHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! this managed to wake some people in the audience. In fact on one occasion he was so late that Andy had put up and announced the title of the next print and thought they were trying to cheat.
I particularly liked Andy's use of reverse psychology on a competitors print when he said he had trouble finding the title because of all the winning stickers on the back, the judge could not give it full marks after that, could he?
Member of Dagenham C.C. receiving the Sam Toy Trophy on behalf of Andy Shorey
Gordon Bramham receiving the best DPI award on behalf of himself.
This should be a picture of our Chairman Dave Wilcox receiving the Windmill Trophy from our judge Harold Mousley AFIAP LRPS. unfortunately our photographer missed it. A bit like a professional wedding photographer not taking a picture of the bride.