As a club we are very fortunate to have the local dealer
“REGTON” as a club sponsor for this competition. Not only
have they provided a wonderful trophy that anyone would be pleased to
display on their mantelpiece, but they also provide enough good quality
metal detecting prizes for the best 10 scores in this competition.
have always had trophies for the best coin and artefact found at a club
rally, which is voted for at the AGM in March every year. But it was
decided that “not just does a one-off good find, make the best
detectorist of the whole year”. So we decided on a strategy where
each month the best, coins and artefacts scored points decided on by
members and guests. These scores were totted up and the very best score
would become our “Detectorist of the Year”.
At each club meet, we have a display cabinet of the month’s best
finds. Every person at the meet then gets to choice there personal
favourites and vote on a slip of paper, first and second in each
category of coin and artefact. Each 1st choice gets 2 points and each
second choice gets 1 point. These are scored during the meeting and the
overall scores get graded with firsts scoring 5 points, second scoring
3 points and third scoring 1 point. This system defeats those that vote
for their own finds as best !