Inter Club Competitions

The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

It was our turn to host the inter club competition with Bury on Thursday 26 October 2017, and this is always a challenging competition as it involves each club entering one image from 20 members.

The prints were shown first to Judge John Dougherty, and he held back five for further consideration. He awarded 18 points to “Green Woodpecker” by Richard Towell (Bolton CC) and 19 points to “St Peters Church, Heysham” by Ken Tebay(Bolton CC) and “The Black Cuillins from Elgol, Skye” by Mike Williamson (Bolton CC). The top score of 20 points went to both “Lancaster Canal” by Eb Swarbrick (Bury PS) and “Fieldfare” by Blake Wardle (Bolton CC).

At the end of the print section the scores were 169 points for Bury PS and 176 points to Bolton CC.

The PDI were shown after the break, and again Judge John gave us the benefit of his comments and opinions for each one. He held five back and awarded 18 points to “Scarlet Ribbon” by Martin Henfield (Bury PS) and 19 points to “A Great Pair of Tits” by John Durkin (Bolton CC)

The top score of 20 points went to three images, “White Tailed Sea Eagle” by Lesley Robb (Bury PS), “Awestruck” by Alan Bromiley (Bolton CC) and “Spill Way” by Nina Thomasson (Bolton CC).


White Tailed Sea Eagle

“White Tailed Sea Eagle” by Lesley Robb



“Awestruck” by Alan Bromiley                 


 Spill Way web

“Spill Way” by Nina Thomasson 


At the end of the PDI section the scores were 172 points for Bury PS and 178 points to Bolton CC.

The final scores were 341 to Bury PS and 354 to Bolton CC.

We thank John Dougherty for his comments, judging and scoring, and look forward to another “battle” against our friends from Bury in 2018.

The scores, titles and authors can be seen by clicking on the links below.

Download this file (Print Score Sheet.pdf)Print Score Sheet[ ]198 kB
Download this file (PDI Score Sheet.pdf)PDI Score Sheet[ ]204 kB

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