Chairman's Challenge
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Revised Competition Rules
The object of the Chairman’s Challenge is to encourage as many club members as possible to ‘have a go’ at producing a nominated turned piece on a monthly basis, to be judged by club members. The winners of the two separate ability groups will be the members with the highest aggregate points for the year in, their respective group. Following a discussion as to how to take the Monthly Challenge forward it has been proposed that,
1. We will revert to two competition groups with members voting for the pieces in each group. Group One --- Basic Level and Group Two --- Premier Group.
2. A challenge item will be selected from one of the items made by our visiting demonstrator, these will be displayed and judged at the next meeting, usually a ‘Hands On’ meeting.
3. Challenge items for the meeting following the ‘Hands On’ meeting will be selected in advance and announced In the Newsletter.
4. There will be a further Annual Competition to be judged at the Christmas meeting – details will be announced at a later date.
5. In order to be eligible for the advanced group competition, members must have won the basic competition in previous years or be invited to join the group by the Chairman.
6. Members forming the initial Premier Group are:- T. Davies, M. Thorpe, G. Miller, D. Lawrence, P. Stevenson, D. Nash, C. Lane.
Basic Group :- This is open to all members other than those who fall into the above category.


Challenge Item for November 18th. 2012
An Autumn Theme of Fruit--------use you own theme of content & presentation.
Basic Project
Entry 1 Phil Stephens

Entry 1 Phil Stephens

1st. place - Entry no. 1 Phil Stephens;
Premier Project
Entry 1 Dave Nash

Entry 1 Dave Nash

1st. place - Entry no. 1 Dave Nash; 2nd. place - Entry no. 2 Graham Lovett (No photograph available)

Challenge Item for October 21st. 2012
Inspired by Dennis Keeling Demo .-------A piece of your own form & design using a laminated/ segmented blank with a minimum of five layers with materials of your choice.
Basic Project
Entry 1 Phil Stephens

Entry 1 Phil Stephens

Entry 2 Ken Beresford

Entry 2 Ken Beresford

1st. place - Entry no. 1 Phil Stephens; 2nd. place - Entry no. 2 Ken Beresford
Premier Project
Entry 1 Don Lawrence

Entry 1 Don Lawrence

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 2 Dave Nash

1st. place - Entry no. 2 Dave Nash; 2nd. place - Entry no. 1 Don Lawrence

Challenge Item for September 16th. 2012
Basic Project
Entry 1 Brian Bateman

Entry 1 Brian Bateman

Entry 2 Les Wilkes

Entry 2 Les wilkes

1st. place - Entry no. 1 Brian Bateman; 2nd. place - Entry no. 2 Les Wilkes
Premier Project
Entry 1 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 1 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 3 Don Lawrence

Entry 3 Don Lawrence

1st. place - Entry no. 1 Malcolm Thorpe; 2nd. place - Entry no. 3 Don Lawrence; 3rd. place - Entry no. 2 Dave Nash

Challenge Item for August 19th. 2012
Hollow Form Vase with Narrow Neck Insert
Basic Project
1st. Place - Piece No. 5. Phil Stephens, 2nd. Place - Piece No. 2 Brian Bateman, 3rd. Place - Piece No.3 Dave Hobbs
Premier Project
Winner------Cliff Lane
(Unfortunately the Secretary was absent so no photographs were taken)

Challenge Item for July 15th. 2012
A pair of pens using Bic refills (pairs being matching or complementary).
Basic Project
Entry 1 Sheila Armstrong

Entry 1 Sheila Armstrong

1st. place - Entry no. 1 Sheila Armstrong

Challenge Item for June 17th. 2012
A piece of involuted turning, as demonstrated by Sue Harker (see report for more information). No size restrictions. Let’s have a few more entries, we can’t ALL win but we can have an attempt!
Basic Project
Entry 1 John Hooper

Entry 1 John Hooper

Entry 2 Phil Stephens

Entry 2 Phil Stephens

1st. place - Entry no. 2 Phil Stephens; 2nd. place - Entry no. 1 John Hooper
Premier Project
Entry 1

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 3

Results

Challenge Item for May 20th. 2012
Scoop as demonstrated at our last ‘Hands On’ Day and one of the timed challenge pieces for Daventry. Specification as follows -:The sizes are 140 mm (5.5 in) overall length and 60 mm (2.5 in) diameter. The handle is 80 mm (3.25 in) long by 20mm (0.75 in) diameter. If you want to have a go use a block 70mm (2.75 in) square or round by 250mm (10 in) long.
Entry 1 Dave Hobbs

Entry 1 Dave Hobbs

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 3 Dave Reynolds

Entry 3 Dave Reynolds

 
Entry 4 Phil Stephens

Entry 4 Phil Stephens

Entry 5 Sheila Armstrong

Entry 5 Sheila Armstrong

Entry 6 Don Lawrence

Entry 6 Don Lawrence

 
Entry 7 Les Saunby

Entry 7 Les Saunby

Entry 8 Les Wilkes

Entry 8 Les Wilkes

1st. place - Entry no. 6 Don Lawrence; 2nd. place - Entry no. 3 Dave Reynolds; 3rd. place - Entry no. 2 Dave Nash

Challenge Item for April 15th. 2012
A Pair of Eggs sized to 42mm dia., size critical, tolerance ± 1mm. Reg Slack’s Skew Chisel demo piece.
Entry 1 Dave Nash

Entry 1 Dave Nash

Entry 2 Tim Davies

Entry 2 Tim Davies

Entry 3 Brian Bateman

Entry 3 Brian Bateman

 
Entry 4 Don Lawrence

Entry 4 Don Lawrence

Entry 5 David Reynolds

Entry 5 David Reynolds

Entry 6 Bill Finnegan

Entry 6 Bill Finnegan

 
Entry 7 Phil Stephens

Entry 7 Phil Stephens

Entry 8 Dave Hobbs

Entry 8 Dave Hobbs

Entry 9 Barry Russon

Entry 9 Barry Russon

 
Entry 10

Entry 10

1st. place - Entry no. 2 Tim Davies; 2nd. place - Entry no. 3 Brian Bateman; 3rd. place - Entry no. 7 Phil Stephens

Challenge Item for March 18th. 2012
A Child’s Toy, your choice (could be a Baby’s Rattle? Spinning Top? Whistle? Wooden Ball etc. )
Entry 1 Dave Reynolds

Entry 1 Dave Reynolds

Entry 2 Don Lawrence

Entry 2 Don Lawrence

Entry 3 Phil Stephens

Entry 3 Phil Stephens

1st. place - Entry no. 3 Phil Stephens; 2nd. place - Entry no. 1 Dave Reynolds; 3rd. place - Entry no. 2 Don Lawrence

Challenge Item for 19th. January
Select a tool from your kit, Gouge/Scraper/skew etc. which you could do with some tuition in using . Make a copy of the Handle, identical in dimensions, length, width & shape, bring along as a pair, they will be judged as a pair and hopefully during the ‘Hands On’ Day we can give you some tips on the correct use of the tool.
Entry 1 Kris Cietak

Entry 1 Kris Cietak

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 2 Dave Nash

Entry 3 Don Lawrence

Entry 3 Don Lawrence

 
Entry 4 Les Tomlin

Entry 4 Les Tomlin

1st. place - Entry no. 2 Dave Nash; 2nd. place - Entry no. 3 Don Lawrence; 3rd. place - Entry no. 1 Kris Cietak

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