It’s been another strong year of closely fought competition for the ImageZ challenge with Steve Beckett securing the ImageZ Challenge trophy. Steve won by seven points over John Timbrell with Chris Andrews in third place. Chris and Steve had swapped the lead several times during the rounds, and the form suggested it was Chris’s turn to triumph, but in the end a superb entry in the final round put Steve in first place.
Top 10 scores
- Steve Beckett – 225
- John Timbrell – 218
- Chris Andrews – 217
- Kathy Chantler – 213
- Dawn Cave – 211
- Nicholas Razey – 208
- Bev Wareing – 206
- Tami Nunley – 197
- Derek Green – 188
- Nick Bennett – 171
This year just nine stalwarts completed each round of the challenge, work and other factors keeping a number of the regular competitors from completing the entire challenge. So the nine who did complete all the rounds deserve special mention for their dedication and efforts.
During the year 34 of the members competed at some point in the competition so it will surely be back for next season. The online entry system makes it possible to enter way ahead of the deadlines to ensure you don’t miss a round.
During the season there’s been 366 pictures entered with the most, 79 entries, being submitted in the opening round.
Looking in the details of results table shows that Steve Beckett built his win with a strong 115 points from the open section, some three points more than Chris Andrews. Kathy Chantler topped the scores in the theme section with 111, closely followed by Steve Beckett, Dawn Cave and Bev Wareing who all scored 110 points with their theme entries.
Many winners of the judges choice
Steve’s winning margin was built on consistent good images, and he picked up three judges choice awards during the six rounds. Luke Callaghan gained two judges choices for his entries. Other winners were… John Timbrell, Kathy Chantler, Dawn Cave, Bev Wareing, Julia Cleaver, Brian Worley and Alan Taberer.
It proved to be harder to score 19 than 20 again this year as the six judges awarded thirty five maximum 20 scores, thirty four 19s, fifty nine 18s and eighty two 17s.