Middlesex Woodturners Association | Members of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain

Competitions

Club Competitions

There are two competitions each month. One is for you to make that month’s challenge, there are two sections, Beginners and More experienced. The winner gets a £5 voucher, which can be used to pay their next month’s Meeting Fee or for the shop or books.

The other competition is for any piece of your turning that hasn’t been entered in this competition.

The items are judged in various ways and the points added up for the best 10 month’s entries. The winner is awarded the Turner of the Year trophy, The Alan Spargo Shield, which is named after one of the founders of the Club. The idea is to encourage members to bring in a piece each month.

There is also the Graddage Trophy awarded at the Annual Seminar Day. This is for a piece made in the previous year.

So whatever your skill, no matter what you have made, please bring it to the club meetings. The Table competition pieces are listed below.

TABLE COMPETITION 2024
Januray 16thValentine gift
February 20thToy or Puzzle
March 19thBowl with round bottom
April 16thEgg cup and egg
May 21stDecorated turned item
June 23rdSeminar
July 16thWhistle
August 20thApple/Pear
September 17thSomething music related
October 15thChilds stool
November 19thChristmas gift
December 17th2025 challenge

Table Competition Winners

2024

January 2024

Valentine gift

Winner

John Thei

2023

January 2023

Small bowl - 6 to 8 inches

Winner

Mike Bonnici

February 2023

Bud vase - 4 to 6 inches

Winner

Peter Russell

March 2023

Apples and Pears

Winner

Ken Horn

April 2023

Easter Egg

Winner

Ken Horn

May 2023

Platter

Winner

Lee Simpson

August 2023

Small vase - 4 to 6 inches

Winner

Peter Russell

September 2023

Lidded Box

Winner

Stuart King

October 2023

Thin-stemmed goblet

Winner

Ken Horn

November 2023

Gavel

Winner

John Thei

December 2023

Christmas Tree Decoration

Winner

Ben Dick

January 2024

Valentine gift

Winner

John Thei