Our glorious winners!

Moustache Natural
1 – Russell Bristow
2 – Andy Wakefield
3 – Ryan Pike

Moustache Styled
1 – Allan Robinson
2 – James Dyer
3 – Mark Salisbury

Business Class
1 – Gareth Haywood
2 – Matthew Swain
3 – Adam Spear

Partial Beard
1 – Michael Wallage
2 – Chris Price
3 – John Huteson

Full Beard Natural under 8″
1 – Terry Short
2 – Jonathan Betts
3 – Robert Tait
(won the rock, paper, scissors playoff against Liam Hamilton)

Full Beard Styled under 8″
1 – Philip Bloor
2 – Marcus Rowe
3 – Colin Wells

Full Beard Natural over 8″
1 – Pete Moisan
2 – Dan Heath
3 – Colin McCardle

Full Beard styled over 8″
1 – Ryan Courts
2 – Simon Gower
3 – Kris Paver

Freestyle
1 – Brendan Johnson
2 – Paul Goad
3 – Nik Brookson

Ladies Handmade
1 – Alice Jelley
2 – Nik Bathe
3 – Denise Palmer

Children’s Handmade
Winner – Freya Muncaster

Best Colour
1 – Prassy Venketesh
2 – John Huteson
3 – Simon Gower

Best Styled
1 – Pete Moisan
2 – Lee Pitt
3 – Philip Bloor

Best Presented
1 – Brendan Johnson
2 – Michael Wallage
3 – David Dade

Best in Show
Prassy Venketesh

Well done everyone – come back and defend your titles next year!

More categories – for everyone!

There’s nine categories at DCBMC 2016 – but we said this year would be bigger and better… so how we about add three more categories to the day, and they’re all for everyone!

You may have heard about, or even attended, one of our DCBMC Lite events. They have a different format to the big summer show – there’s only three categories and everyone is entered into all of them. We like the idea that big beards and neat moustaches compete against each other, so we’re adding the DCBMC Lite categories to DCBMC 2016 too.

And the judges are a bit different for DCBMC Lite, too – everyone gets to vote for their favourites!

All competitors (including ‘handmade’) are automatically eligible for these additional categories:

Best Colour
This category is not limited to natural colours, and the definition of ‘best’ is up to you. A strong red beard, smooth silver whiskers, a neat blond goatee – whatever you like best, vote for it here.

Best Styled
Some people like an extravagantly styled moustache, while others are partial to a well-groomed beard. You might prefer neat and professional-looking facial hair, or love beards that look like an octopus, or Tower Bridge. Go for whatever style floats your boat.

Best Presented
We’re not saying that ‘dressing up’ is compulsory, but some competitors put a lot of effort into their outfits and we want to salute that. So, who’s gone the extra mile to present himself for public judging – the pirate with the plaited beard, the chap with the handlebar moustache in a three-piece suit, or the gentleman with the forked beard dressed as Satan himself? You decide.

Plus, whoever gets the most votes across all three categories will win Best in Show, just like at Crufts!

Anyone attending the event can vote – fellow competitors, partners, friends, bar staff, newspaper reporters…

To vote for your favourites in the DCBMC Lite categories, just write their competitor numbers on a voting form and post it in the box at the DCBMC merchandise stand, with a £1 charity donation.

All the competitors will be wearing their unique numbers all day, and you can vote at any time until the on-stage categories have finished.

If you’ve got any questions on the day, ask Mrs & Mrs DCBMC or find a DCBMC minion with a red lanyard.

Beard ON!

So, who went to Beard ON? If you missed it, you totally missed out!

A massive thank you and well done to the Central Beardsmen for putting on a brilliant event – we’re already looking forward to coming back for 2017 🙂

Here’s a few of Mrs & Mrs DCBMCs photos – and if that’s not enough there’s even more on The Central Beardmen’s Facebook page.

Oh My Word! How much fun was that?!

As you may have guessed, Mr & Mrs DCBMC had a rather marvellous time at The Wessex Beardsmen’s 3rd Beard & Moustache Competition in Yeovil. A huge thanks and well done to the Wessex crew for another fantastic event. It was awesome to see so many of our facial fuzz friends – what a fantastic bunch of drunken, crazy, and genuinely lovely human beings you are.

Could one of the Wessex Beardsmen get me another beer?
It’s Phil from Vikings!
Dancing to terrible music in Wetherspoons
Where’s my drink?
Scary lady in Wetherspoons – she’s Stuart Morse’s problem…
Are you ALL hungover?
It’s Phil from Intel!
Who got thrown out of Wetherspoons?! Er, no-one…

More of the same next year?