The Bradford Abbas Shield is a local annual derby hosted by Sherborne Bradford Abbas with entries from South Petherton, Wincanton, Yeovil and Shaftesbury. The judge is always a closely guarded secret even from SBA themselves. SBA to date has always chosen the subject but they announced in future the subject would be chosen by the winners however since they also won last year, they had chosen “People at work”. The judge for the evening was Malcolm McNaughton from Dorchester.
PDIs were judged first and left us in the middle of the field even though we got three 19s: Yeovil received two 20s and the only other 20 was given to SBA. Our prints didn’t fare too well at all where we were ranked 5th in the prints but with only 3 marks separating these, this did not drag us down from our third place. Well done to David for helping to save us with his 20, our only one for the evening and shown here together with the other “20” winners.
The competition was covered by the Blackmore Vale Magazine so look out for a brief write-up either this or next week.
Thanks to our hosts and our judge for an enjoyable evening, and SBA have once again to choose the subject for next year’s competition!
|Bradford Abbas Shield
“People at Work”
|Shaftesbury PDIs||SCC||SBA||Yeo||Win||S Peth|
|French Roofer||Bill Norman||16||17||20||18||17|
|Industrial manicure||Richard Blake||19||20||17||17||19|
|The Falconer||Val Saxby LRPS||19||19||18||18||16|
|The Glassblower||Andy Hargreaves||19||19||20||17||16|
|Shaftesbury Prints||SCC||SBA||Yeo||Win||S Peth|
|House Fire, Kington Magna||Chris Wildey||17||20||16||17||19|
|Shaken not Stirred||Jayne Harris||16||19||18||18||16|
|Reflecting on Work||David Lampard||20||16||19||20||17|
|The Tree Surgeon||Jeffery Bennett||17||20||18||17||20|
|Studio through the window||Helen Pothecary||19||17||18||19||20|
|PDI + Print||TOTAL||179||186||180||178||178|