Cannock Chase Woodturners

Chairman's Challenge

How it Works

The Chairman's Challenge is the monthly competition. A topic or project is laid down by the chairman each month and membersĀ are invited to submit a piece of their work answering the brief.

This competition is judged by the membership. On signing in to a monthly meeting, each member is issued with a token. During the mid-meeting break, members are asked to place their token next to the piece of work they judge to be the best. Members take account of how well the piece answers the challenge, workmanship, design flair, creativity and the like. In this way beginners and the more experienced are on a "level playing field".

Points are awarded for first, second and third places each month. At the January meeting the member having scored most points in the previous year will be named winner and given a small prize. The competition year begins again with the February meeting.

Christmas Decoration by Alan Edwards
Christmas Decoration by Alan Edwards

December 2019

A Christmas Decoration

The one and only entry from Alan Edwards.

Well done Alan for entering and well done for winning!

13th November 2019

Bud or open-neck vase

Not entirely sure what happened here but in the competition to produce a bud or open neck vase it appears to be the tall tea light holders that won!

Competition September 2019
Competition September 2019

11 September 2019

Mushroom or Acorn

The taller mushroom towards the back of the photograph won most votes.

This piece was made by Peter Hollis.

July 2019 competition
July 2019 competition

10 July 2019

Candlestick or holder

A very varied selection of entries.

Thanks to all who took part. Sorry the picture doesn't capture all the work entered.

The piece judged the best by the system of member voting was produced by Alan Edwards.

Competition June 2019
Competition June 2019

12 June 2019

A piece of jewellery

Thanks again to all who put some work in for the competition and thanks to those who voted.

This months winner is Alan Edwards.

Competition May 2019
Competition May 2019

8 May 2019

Decorated Lidded Box.

Thanks to all who put an entry into the competition.

Competition April 2019
Competition April 2019

10 April 2019

A bowl, plain or decorated.

TheĀ  winner was Jason Addis with the bowl pictured centre back.

Next month we will try for better photographs and announce winner at meeting.

List of Chairman's Challenges for the coming months

To be announced