Saturday 29 July
Exeter Corn Exchange
Doors open 12.00pm
Competitors must be registered by 1.00pm
Competition starts 1.30pm
Scheduled finish 7.00pm
Click here for directions to venue
Nearest train stations are Exeter Central (10 mins walk) and Exeter St Davids (20 mins walk)
Click here for our map of local hotels and car parks
Once again, we’ve had a fantastic response to our request for raffle prizes. Huge thanks for all these generous donations:
Family ticket to Killerton House
£20 voucher for The Old Ale House
£50 voucher for Mr Masey’s Emporium of Beards
Lyme Bay Winery products
Gift pack of Bermondsey Dry & Old Tom gin from Jensen’s Gin
Art from Beardartist
Art from James Hayball
Gift pack from The Bluebeard’s Revenge
Mariner Jack gift sets
Braw Beards hip flask and lanyard bottle opener
Prize from TreeBeard
Prize from Fine Fettle
Prize from Fit for Vikings
Prizes from The Bearded Rapscallion
Prize from BILF
Bespoke, one off beard oil dispenser from Lawlessmen
Tattoo gift vouchers with Ty at Artistically Engineered Tattoo, Torquay
South West Beard Club tshirt
Patches from Beards of Steel
Sandgrown Beardsmen mug and tshirt
Scruff Stuff beard balms and oil
Beard Lab balm and oils
And if that’s not enough, there’s a tombola too! We spoil you, we really do…
Also available for your drinking delights, and putting more cash into the charity pot, is the award-winning Hanlon’s Yellow Hammer.
Big thanks to Hanlon’s Brewery for their support.
After persuading her brother to drive to Stuttgart in 2013 to experience the hallowed lands of the World Beard Championships, Emma found herself in love. She loves nothing more than to tinker with a tache or bouffant a beard, and has a nose for the finest waxes and oils.
Honoured to be compering this fantastic event; audience honking, hooting and hollering is compulsory. A day full of hairiness and hilarity awaits you, in aid of a chopper of a charity!
Make some noise for Ms Myers!
Delighted to announce that we’re now officially the Rockfire Devon & Cornwall Beard & Moustache Championships!
Local programming company Rockfire are our overall event sponsor for DCBMC 2017 – and we’re incredibly grateful for their support.
We’re at a bigger venue this year, and that means bigger up-front costs. Rockfire’s involvement helps us cover those costs, and ultimately allows us to donate more money to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.
Based in Torquay, Rockfire are an outsourced programming studio, helping companies balance their programming workload. Whether it is a web or mobile-based application, Rockfire’s engineers have over 20 years of experience of developing Android, iOS, web and hardware applications. Working in a wide range of programming languages, all of their work is white-labelled, giving clients the ownership rights to all work that Rockfire design and develop.
So if that’s the sort of thing you need, give them a shout!
‘Save the best til last’ they say. If you thought getting Kay Wallage on stage was a bold move, you ain’t seen nothing yet…
So here’s the final judge for this year’s panels – often known as ‘Merlot’ (Merlin’s drunker brother) – Mr Brendan Johnson!
In his own words…
Currently 3rd best freestyle beard in the U.K., and the reigning ‘Best Presented’ from DCBMC 2016. I’ve been described as ‘interesting but not relevant’. And I do dress like this outside beard contests.
Yes, that is actually him at work. We love these beardy nutters…
Introducing our Business Class sponsors, the tattoo-tastic Bearded Rapscallion! In their own words…
The Bearded Rapscallion was created by Tim and his better half Karen.
We have both been making products for ourselves for some time, and thought it was time to bring you a selection of the highest quality natural beard and tattoo care merchandise. Both of us share a passion to create premium quality products.
We make all our products ourselves, by hand, in small batches, selecting only the finest ingredients.
If you were at DCBMC 2015 you’ll have met the lovely people behind Fit for Vikings. Unfortunately they cannot join us this year, but they’re still pleased to be our sponsor for Full Beard Natural over 8″. In their own words…
Fit for Vikings is a Scandinavian beard care product brand, that was established in December 2014. We deliver handmade beard care products handmade by an Icelandic Viking for Vikings. 100% natural ingredients and only the best for your beard care needs.
Our products come in eight different lines, named after places or natural phenomena in Iceland. It is from those places or natural phenomena that we get the inspiration for each of the eight fragrances.
We are proud to work in collaboration with the Lions Barber Collective, an international group of top barbers, working together to spread awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. Our Ljón range was developed specifically for them, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the amazing cause.
In 2017, Fit For Vikings opened their first barbershop in Olso, Norway.
Like most of you, Mr DCBMC uses many different grooming products for his beard and tash. One of his favourites is by TreeBeard – so read on to find out all about them.
Hi, My name is Iain Mackenzie and I am the creator of TreeBeard Balms and Waxes.
I started out TreeBeard Balms and Waxes with the aim of making awesome beard and moustache products, by hand, right here in the U.K.
I wanted my products to be full of wonderful natural ingredients… and to have enough goodness and hold to tame even the most unruly of beards!
This is why you will only find things like organic butters, botanical oils, real bourbon whiskey, and beeswax from sustainable sources right here in England – and NEVER factory made fragrances or petroleum jelly.
I make all TreeBeard products by hand, right here in East Sussex.
Those lovely people at Bluebeard’s Revenge are giving us goody bags for all competitors! You’ve got to be in to to win it, so if you haven’t got your tickets already click here and get it sorted…
Never heard of ’em? Bluebeards Revenge is a premium male grooming brand supplying everything from pure badger brushes and shaving cream to quiff rollers and beard oils. Click that link to visit their website and find out more.
Our Full Beard Styled sponsors will need little introduction to most of you.
Well known in the beardy world for fantastic products that work well and smell great, the Captain and Mrs Jack – aka Dave and Nat Green – are also well known in the competitive bearding world as two of the nicest people you could meet.
Unfortunately, they’re unable to join us at the event this year. Ah well, we’ll have to get down to The Old Ale House in Truro and catch up with them, then…
If you’re new to Mariner Jack, here’s a bit about them:
Mariner Jack is quickly becoming one of the leading beard care brands in the UK and Europe. In a world where it seems every product comes in a cheap plastic bottle with gold calligraphy, we are bringing the artisan back to this sector of the male grooming industry.
Mariner Jack was born from the need for a superior beard care without the petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients often found in mass produced cosmetics. All of their products are hand made in small batches using the finest natural ingredients, sourced from around the World, expertly blended and hand bottled to achieve the finest results.