Chairman's Challenge
Sponsored by Earlswood Interiors & Crafts

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Competition Rules for 2017

The way in which the Chairman’s Challenge is run is being modified, for 2016. One of the aims of AWGB and WMWT is to seek to improve woodturning skills and to facilitate this, the following applies.
There will be three groups and these will be Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Members will be allocated into one of the groups - with their agreement - and will progress to the level that they aspire to.

The judging of entries will be based on published criteria, which will vary from group to group, but in all cases the intention is to give constructive feedback. It is intended that there will be a link with the Hands On day skills challenges, when practical, which should also help with skills development.

Judging will be by a panel (who as individuals would not expect to enter items into the “class” which they are judging), and feedback sheets will be completed and attached to each entry for members to consider. Entries will remain anonymous, as they are at present. The criteria and judging process remains, to date, a work in progress, and is subject to regular review to ensure that the criteria are appropriate and current.

Progression from one group to the next will be assessed on the basis of entries throughout the year, and will be a combination of the standard of work and the number of pieces produced during the year.
To assist members with limited experience we will provide drawings, photos and sometimes, measurements for Novice group members to work to. Whilst it may not be practical to do so for all groups, the focus is to give help and guidance to the Novice group mainly, and to the other two groups as and when possible.
There will no doubt be “wrinkles” to smooth out as we refine this process, but the emphasis is to get as much enjoyment out of the challenges as possible, whilst improving skills.

If members have any suggestions about the Challenge, in terms of judging, organisation or subject, please let a committee member know.

The Sponsorship offered by Earlswood Interiors applies to the Novice Group.

Month Novice Group Intermediate Advancede
January Spurtle Yarn Bowl Bowl on 3 Feet
February Plain Bowl (150mm) Carver's Mallet Cup and Saucer
March Pencil Pot Ring Stand Two-Tier Cake Stand
April " Napkin Rings Apple and Pear Vase turned thin and Coloured or Pierced or Both
May Egg and Cup Pestle and Mortar Stacking Box with Lid
June Mouse Pendant Goblet with Natural Edge
July Apple Genie Bottle Hollow Form with Finial
August Bud Vase Cup and Ball Baseball Cap (1/2 size)
September Ring Stand Small Bowl (150mm dia, Max. 3mm thickness) Wall Plaque
October Foot Massager Platter with Coloured or Decorated Rim Bowl Cut and Reconstructed
November Xmas Decoration - Christmas Tree Xmas Decoration - Angel Xmas Decoration - Free Choice
December No Competition No Competition No Competition


Challenge Item for l5th. April
Details of challenge
Basic Project - Napkin Rings
Entry 1 Mary Dunne

Entry 1 Mary Dunne

Entry 2 Les Wilkes

Entry 2 Les Wilkes

1st. place - Entry 1 Mary Dunne; 2nd. place - Entry 2 Les Wilkes
Intermediate Project - Apple and Pear
Entry 1 Graham Hunt

Entry 1 Graham Hunt

Entry 2 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 2 Malcolm Edwards

1st. place - Entry 2 Malcolm Edwards; 2nd. place - Entry 1 Graham Hunt
Premier Project - Vase turned thin and Coloured or Pierced or Both
Entry 1 Tim Davis

Entry 1 Tim Davis

Entry 2 Darren Smith

Entry 2 Darren Smith

Entry 3 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 3 Malcolm Thorpe

 
Entry 4 Don Lawrence

Entry 4 Don Lawrence

Entry 5 Keith Lanchester

Entry 5 Keith Lanchester

1st. place - Entry 1 Tim Davis; 2nd. place - Entry 3 Malcolm Thorpe; 3rd. place - Entry 4 Don Lawrence

Challenge Item for l8th. March
Details of challenge
Basic Project - Pencil Pot
Entry 1 Dave Evans

Entry 1 Dave Evans

1st. place - Entry 1 Dave Evans
Internediate Project - Ring Stand
Entry 1 Graham Hunt

Entry 1 Graham Hunt

Entry 2 Chris Jones

Entry 2 Chris Jones

1st. place - Entry 1 Graham Hunt; 2nd. place - Entry 2 Chris Jones
Premier Project - Two-Tier Cake Stand
Entry 1 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 1 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 2 Tim Davies

Entry 2 Tim Davies

1st. place - Entry 2 Tim Davies; 2nd. place - Entry 1 Malcolm Thorpe

Challenge Item for l8th. February
Details of challenge
Basic Project - Plain Bowl (150mm)
Entry 1 Dave Evans

Entry 1 Dave Evans

Entry 2 Mary Dunne

Entry 2 Mary Dunne

1st. place - Entry 1 Dave Evans; 2nd. place - Entry 2 Mary Dunne
Intermediate Project - Carver's Mallet
Entry 1 Rob Huxley

Entry 1 Rob Huxley

Entry 2 Graham Hunt

Entry 2 Graham Hunt

Entry 3 Chris Jones

Entry 3 Chris Jones

 
Entry 4 Gavin Morrice

Entry 4 Gavin Morrice

1st. place - Entry 1 Rob Huxley; 2nd. place - Entry 2 Graham Hunt; Equal 3rd. place - Entry 3 Chris Jones & Entry 4 Gavin Morrice
Premier Project Cup and Saucer
Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 3 Ted Gill

Entry 3 Ted Gill

 
Entry 4 Tom Badger

Entry 4 Tom Badger

Entry 5 Tim Davies

Entry 5 Tim Davies

1st. place - Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe; 2nd. place - Entry 5 Tim Davies; 3rd. place - Entry 3 Ted Gill

Challenge Item for 21st. January
Details of challenge
Basic Project - Spurtle
Entry 1 Les Wilkes

Entry 1 Les Wilkes

1st. place - Entry 1 Les Wilkes
Intermediate Project - Yarn Bowl
Entry 1 Rob Huxley

Entry 1 Rob Huxley

Entry 2 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 2 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 3 Graham Hunt

Entry 3 Graham Hunt

 
Entry 4 Chris Jones

Entry 4 Chris Jones

1st. place - Entry 4 Chris Jones; 2nd. place - Entry 1 Rob Huxley; 3rd. place - Entry 3 Graham Hunt
Premier Project - Bowl on 3 Feet
Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 2 Don Lawrence

Entry 2 Don Lawrence

Entry 3 Keith Lanchester

Entry 3 Keith Lanchester

 
Entry 4 Brian Bateman

Entry 4 Brian Bateman

Entry 5 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 5 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 6 Tom Badger

Entry 6 Tom Badger

 
Entry 7 Tim Davies

Entry 7 Tim Davies

1st. place - Entry 1 Darren Smith ; 2nd. place - Entry 5 Malcolm Thorpe; 3rd. place - Entry 7 Tim Davies

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