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WSQ 2020 Woodturning Competition


It’s that time of the year again.
Dates to remember
Entries close: Tuesday 20 October
Entries to be delivered: To WSQ  Tuesday 27 October by 5.00pm

Judging: Wednesday 28 October
Presentation: Saturday 31 October

Judges for 2020:

Rob McKee:
Rob is well known to us all through his long association with WSQ in the form of many
years on the Committee, with 7 years as president. Throughout his career Rob has been a TAFE teacher, Turnfest demonstrator, experienced woodturner, convenor and mentor to all. Rob is one of those rare people who has many years of experience in all forms of woodworking.

Kerry Cameron:
Kerry is from the Redcliffe Woodcrafters Association. He is a very experienced woodturner who commenced woodturning in 1972 while he lived in Townsville. Kerry was
the president of the Townsville club for 2 years before he and his family relocated to Redcliffe in 2002. Kerry is an experienced judge who has officiated at WSQ on previous occasions.

Barry Spillman:
Barry is also a very experienced woodturner with 25 years’ experience. Barry has judged WSQ competitions on 2 previous occasions and he has kindly agreed to judge again this year. He is a very keen woodworker in all its forms. He also tells me he sharpened his first chisel at the ripe old age of 11 years.

Thank you to all three men for making the time to judge our 2020 competition.

Why the Competition is Important
So, what is in it for you to compete in this year’s competition?
It encourages motivation and generates increased effort for all competitors.
It encourages personal higher standards of achievement.
• It is only natural to make greater effort when the stakes are higher and less effort when the outcome is of less importance.
• The more effort you make the greater your improvement.
• You will improve in a variety of different areas such as design experience, tooling skills and the improvement in the quality of finish you are striving to achieve.
• You will also receive constructive and positive feedback on your entries.
What is in it for WSQ?
The club can bask in the glory of your achievements.
• Such as:
The club can benefit from your entries being on display at events such as the Mt. Coot-tha exhibitions and Open days.
• Provides opportunities for WSQ to use photographs in various publications, advertising materials and possibly applications for funding and so on.
So why not get behind this year’s competition and enjoy the experience.
For me it has been very heartening to speak to members who have not entered the competition for many years say that they will
entering several pieces in this year’s competition. I have also noted during my session’s that members are making strong
improvement in the design of their projects as well as their tooling skills.
I also hope that some of our highly skilled turners reconsider their position and enter this year’s competition. The inclusion of such people helps lift the standard of our
competition and gives other competitors a standard to strive to achieve.

Wayne Molloy and Charlie Edwards
Competition Conveners

 

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