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Club Championships 2019

Congratulations to Doncaster CC and Sheffield PS who will represent the YPU in PDIs and to Doncaster CC and Wakefield CC representing us in Prints at the upcoming PAGB Club Championships... 

Here are the full results.

Doncaster CC 222
Sheffield PS 197
Ilkley CC 194
Leeds PS 187
Wakefield CC 177
Batley CC 171
Ripon City PS 168
Westfield PC 167
Focus PG 166
Thorne CC 157

Doncaster CC 225
Wakefield CC 222
Ilkley CC 217
Cookridge CC 199
Selby CC 192
Leeds PS 183
Ripon City PS 177

Maximum possible score 300.

Information regarding the increase in projection sizes

Following and enquiry by Tony Sheeky of Halifax P.S.

The reason that the YPU have made this decision is purely administrative. For the PAGB Annual Inter-Federation Competition and Exhibition we are now required to submit images at 1600x1200. If the YPU continued requiring 1400x1050 we would have the problem of having to ask all authors of images selected for the PAGB Inter-Federation submission to re-submit their images at 1600x1200, a task that I would not wish to perform.

The PAGB projector is 1920x1200 but the PAGB decided to continue with the aspect ratio of 4:3 and so chose 1600x1200 as the standard to adopt.

I am not aware what the aspect ratio is of your projector is but as it will operate at resolutions higher than those now being adopted I assume the resolution is 1920x1200. The PAGB is able to select the Canon projector it uses to run at 1600x1200 and ignore the remaining pixels to the right and left. It is also possible to have the projector remain set at 1920x1200 and when presenting images at 1600x1200 the system only uses the centre 1600x1200 pixels without problem. This method is also dependant on the programme being used for projection and the PAGB ensures the programmes used will do this. The PAGB uses Bridge or the competition software developed by Adrian Lines of the L&CPU for projection at their events.

There are some clubs who still use 1024x768 which is the resolution originally adopted by the YPU and PAGB. This was then replaced by 1440x1050 which has now been upgraded to 1600x1200.

Howard Tate

Hire of Frames by YPU Clubs

The YPU has a stock of frames it uses at the annual exhibition however they can be used and there is no charge for clubs to use the frames.

The frames are stored at Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract WF8 3RJ. The clubs must arrange their own collection and return.

The frames are only available for a limited time throughout the year, they are being used at the Wath salon from late November to early January.

The YPU will need access to the frames from March to early June for the Annual Exhibition.

The frames will be given out on a first come first served basis. As other clubs may request the frames it is important to inform us of any changes of dates or cancellation to your Exhibition.

Hire of YPU and PAGB Shows on CD

The following folios are available for the syllabus secretaries to place in their programmes for members to enjoy. The YPU Exhibition ones are purchased and yours to keep, so you can fit them in your programme anywhere you wish. The PAGB ones will need to be passed on to the next club after viewing so a date when you require them is needed. You will be notified where they will come from and who you need to pass them on to after viewing.

Postage Costs.  Postage is now free & will be covered by the YPU.

All the YPU & PAGB folios are in a CD format. The YPU ones you retain. The PAGB ones which you hire cost £5 each & require a booking date.