Chairman's Challenge - 2019
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 Rolling Pin Spoon / Ladle Box with Threaded Lid
February Spinning Top Goblet Chess Piece 2 from - King,Queen, Knight,Bishop,Rook
March Door Wedge Cake Stand Hollow Form with Natural Edge
April Plain Bowl Natural Edge Bowl Basket Illusion Platter
May Bird Earring Stand Candle Stick with Spiral /Twist
June Mushroom Pen Plant Stand 8”
July Whistle Candle Stick Square Edge Bowl
August Pear Lidded Box Clock
September Bangle Open Neck Vase Sphere Box
October Honey Dipper Offset Female Figure Segmented Bowl
November Xmas Decoration a Bell Xmas Decoration a Drop Finial Xmas Decoration (Involuted)
December No Competition No Competition No Competition


Challenge Item for 17th. March
Details of Challenge
Basic Project - Door Wedge
Entry 1 Les Wilkes

Entry 1 Les Wilkes

1st. place - Entry 1 Les Wilkes
Intermediate Project - Cake Stand
Entry 1 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 1 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 2 David Hobbs

Entry 2 David Hobbs

Entry 3 Graham Hunt

Entry 3 Graham Hunt

1st. place - Entry 2 David Hobbs ; 2nd. place - Entry 1 Malcolm Edwards ; 3rd. place - Entry 3 Graham Hunt
Premier Project - Hollow Form with Natural Edge
Entry 1 Keith Lanchester

Entry 1 Keith Lanchester

Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 3 Ted Gill

Entry 3 Ted Gill

1st. place - Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe ; 2nd. place - Entry 3 Ted Gill ; 3rd. place - Entry 1 Keith Lanchester


Challenge Item for 17th. February
Details of Challenge
Basic Project - Spinning Top

There were no entries for this class

Intermediate Project - Goblet
Entry 1 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 1 Malcolm Edwards

Entry 2 David Hobbs

Entry 2 David Hobbs

Entry 3 Mary Dunne

Entry 3 Mary Dunne

 
Entry 4 Rob Huxley

Entry 4 Rob Huxley

Entry 5 Gavin Morrice

Entry 5 Gavin Morrice

Entry 6 Graham Hunt

Entry 6 Graham Hunt

 
Entry 7 Kris Cietak

Entry 7 Kris Cietak

1st. place - Entry 4 Rob Huxley ; 2nd. place - Entry 1 Malcolm Edwards ; Equal 3rd. place - Entry 2 David Hobbs & Entry 6 Graham Hunt
Premier Project - Chess Piece 2 from - King,Queen, Knight,Bishop,Rook
Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 2 Ted Gill

Entry 2 Ted Gill


Equal 1st. place - Entry 1 Darren Smith & Entry 2 Ted Gill
 


Challenge Item for 20th. January
Details of Challenge
Basic Project -Rolling Pin
Entry 1 Les Wilkes

Entry 1 Les Wilkes

1st. place - Entry 1 Les Wilkes
Intermediate Project - Spoon / Ladle
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 Gavin Morrice

Entry 4 Gavin Morrice

Entry 5 Kris Cietak

Entry 5 Kris Cietak

1st. place - Entry 1 Rob Huxley; 2nd. place - Entry 5 Kris Cietak; 3rd. place - Entry 3 Graham Hunt
Premier Project - Box with Threaded Lid
Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 1 Darren Smith

Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe

Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe

1st. place - Entry 2 Malcolm Thorpe; 2nd. place - Entry 1 Darren Smith;