The chairman’s challenge serves multiple purposes for our club. It provides all members with the opportunity to make a piece, compare it to other entries and then receive feedback on it from the other club members, thus allowing all to exchange ideas about techniques, tooling, finishing. In addition, all entries to the challenge are donated to our nominated charity, the Mary Stevens Hospice, to help with raising funds for them.
At the moment we do not have separate categories for beginners or advanced turners, and there are no prizes to be won, either. It is simply a friendly invitation to show your skills and maybe improve them over time.