NCPF North Tyne Area PDI Competition 2023 (posted 28 Mar 2023) Whitley Bay hosted the competition at North Shields club premises. The competition was judged by Dave Phillips from Hartlepool and was closely contested. Gosforth won with 220 points, followed by Whitley Bay on 217 points and Tynemouth on 215 points. Joan Sheppard of Gosforth had the top individual image "The Apothecary" with 30 points. The top Whitley Bay image was "Where's the Tram when I need One" by Les Smith, which scored 29 points. Sadly, no one turned up from Gosforth, so the trophies could not be presented. During the buffet after the competition there was a lot of conversation between the members of the other five clubs, which is what interclub competitions are really all about.
3 Club Competition 2023 (posted 9 Feb 2023) The 3 Club Competition was held on 9 February at Cramlington, judged by Arjun Nambier from Gosforth club. The event ended with Blyth and Whitley Bay tying for first place on 264 points each. Cramlington scored 247. The top image was "The Hare" from Blyth. Richard Narcross had the top marked image for Whitley Bay with "Skyscrapers" which scored 29.
NCPF Club Championship Competition 2022 (posted 14 Feb 2022) The Annual Club Championship was held on 14 February at Clara Vale. As usual, it was a good event giving club members the only opportunity to see instant judging in operation. It is also a chance to see the best images from the NCPF area. The PDIs were won by Nothallerton CC with 244 points, with Saltburn PS in second place on 242 and Gosforth CC third with 239. The best PDI was "Love is Like a Butterfly" by Alison Leddy of Blyth PS. The Print competition was also won by Northallerton CC with 249 points, Gosforth CC were second on 247 and Durham PS third on 236. The best Print was "Impression" of Toni by George Hodgson of Durham. Sadly, Whitley Bay did not have an entry due to the lack of an External Competition Secretary.