• Mix & Match Tournament - 4th December

    Thirteen members supported the club at Tuesday’s traditional Mix & Match tournament against our close neighbours, the Witterings Camera Club. As it was their turn this year to host the event, we arrived to be given a very warm welcome within their venue, the West Wittering Sports Pavilion.

    The evening followed the usual format, whereby the two clubs took it in turn to display a digital image with the onus on the opposing club to match the first image as closely as possible with one of its own. It then fell to our judge for the evening, John Lynch from Littlehampton, to decide whether the second image was a good match, a partial match or no match at all.

    Each club began with a cache of fifty images, of which forty-four were used over the course of the evening. As usual with this friendly annual event, there was a great deal of banter and "helpful, unbiased advice" for the judge !

    During the interval, we were treated to a delicious spread of refreshments, kindly provided by our hosts. This also gave an opportunity to chat, and catch up on camera club news with our Witterings friends as well as purchasing tickets for the evening's raffle.

    With a possible two marks available in each round, (one for a near match, two for a good match and two marks to the lead club for a "no match"), the scores soon crept up. Many of the images were unusual, though very imaginative, in order to wrong-foot the opposing side. However, each club also brought a good variety of images to choose from in order to convince the judge that the first picture had been matched.

    With each picture only being used once, this became increasingly challenging as the evening wore on.

    By the end, members from both clubs had enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining evening, but with the final scores standing at 47 to Witterings and 41 to Selsey, the honours therefore went to our hosts on this occasion.

    The evening concluded with representatives from the two clubs thanking the judge, the catering team and all assembled for another very successful inter-club event.