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KCPA Diamond Jubilee Trophy 2017

Neville Marsh writes:

Congratulations to APS - we have won the Diamond Jubilee Trophy for the second year in a row so it's off the Warwick again in July.

Not only did we win the competition but Martin's image "Female Chalkhill Blue" was awarded the Premier Award Certificate together with the Ashford PS Shield  whilst Neil French gained a Merit Award Certificate with "In Memoriam Auschwitz" so many congratulations to Martin and to Neil - and well done the Selectors!

The individual marks were:  Determination by Chris Yates  - 15
                                              Dew laden Marbled White by Martin Till - 16
                                              Female Chalkhill Blue  by Martin  Till - 20
                                              In memoriam Auschwitz by Neil French - 18
                                              I thought he was with me by Anthony Wright - 13
                                              Male bearded reedling by Phill Drury - 16
                                              Missed by the keeper by Neville Marsh - 15
                                              Wedding in OIA by Kyle Tallett - 14      

Our total was 127, one more than Malling whilst Maidstone and Parkwood were equal third with 124.

Neville Marsh, Ashford P.S representative with KCPA president, Chris Shore and Judge Peter Cheetham HonPAGB

The judge, Peter Cheetham from the Midlands, only gave one 20, one 19  and five 18s so you can see that the marking was not overly generous.

Crowborough Community Hall was a splendid venue with excellent black-out and excellent projection and the whole afternoon went off like clockwork - well done to Chris Shore as KCPA President/compere and the organising team (and their helpers) for a splendid afternoon.

Female Chalkhill Blue  by Martin Till

In memoriam Auschwitz by Neil French