Congratulations to Mid-Cheshire in winning the Five Towns this year, their first entry too! We see plenty of good mono work from the two members of CPS who are also members of MCCC but I know from judging at MCCC  that they have quite a few more workers  producing interesting and finely crafted mono work too, so MCCC were always going to acquit themselves well in the competition.

I hear that the judge, Tillman Kleinhans, provided an enjoyable evening. It is always the case with Tillman, he has the knack of carrying you along with him as he looks at and assesses a picture, you take a journey with him through the collection. It never feels repetitive and, even when you don’t quite agree with his mark you can fully appreciate why he gives it. In that regard, he has a novel way of saying that personal opinion always comes into the task; “Other opinions are available” (though not on that night(JR)).

Thank you to Sandbach for hosting the event this year and being able to engage an excellent judge.

MCCC – 200, Alsager CC – 197, Nantwich CC – 196 & Crewe PS – 196, Sandbach PS – 169. The full results should be available soon.

The night before we had our own first league PDI competition – PDI 1 2017. Ian Stewart DPAGB ARPS presided and he picked some worthy winners, as you can see from the GALLERY. The winning colour section entry is also our Photo of the Week on the front page, Martin McGing’s Grass Track Racers.