A showcase of sponsors stands

Here’s some of our generous sponsors, at their trade stands on the day. Thanks once again to Marcus Hodges for the photos.

Please feel free to share them – but do give him credit. They’ll print very nicely at 6″ x 4″ or contact Marcus to buy them at bigger sizes.

Winners photogallery

So here’s gallery #1 of many from Marcus Hodges’ fantastic photographs of the day.

Please feel free to share them – but do give him credit. They’ll print very nicely at 6″ x 4″ or contact Marcus to buy them at bigger sizes.

We raised almost £1000 – thank you so much!

Thank you everyone for coming and making it such a great day – we raised £987.48!

A special shout-out to:
Fantastic Ms Fanny
Betty Boom Boom
Ian Rockett (PA)
Nik, Colin & Vicky (Raffle & Merchandise)
Michael & Kay Wallage (Hotel Liaison & Cheerleading)
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Plus all our sponsors and raffle prize providers, and most importantly – all the wonderful and generous competitors and spectators. Look forward to seeing you all again next time!

What a fantastic day!

Hope you enjoyed the Devon & Cornwall Beard & Moustache Championships as much as we did! All our hard work paid off – huzzah!

It was brilliant to see so many people there – thanks so much for coming, especially those that trekked across country/countries. (Still not convinced Phil Rigney actually swam over…)

There were steampunks, rockers and pirates; Cornishmen, Icelanders and Brummies; traders, photographers and farmers; military types, sea-going types and a faux Frenchman; turbans, trilbies and tshirts; barbers, badgers and bikers; waistcoats, braces and bowties; tattoos, tattoos and tattoos; knitted beards, eyeliner moustaches and fortune-telling; Cecil the Lion from Zimbabwe, one-fifth of The Village People and, straight from a trip to the US of A, Mr John Bull.

Massive congratulations to all our winners – what a combination we had, some first-timers, some getting multiple trophies! If you can’t remember or haven’t seen who won what, they’re all listed here.

We have it on good authority (ie from his wife) that Peter Moisan said he would get a tattoo if he won a beard competition. So as he won two categories..? Happy to send you the DCBMC logo artwork, Pete!

Well done and thank you to all those who were selflessly drinking for charity – about half the real ale was sold, and very nice it was too. Thank you to Hunter’s Brewery for the charity ale bar, we hope to have you back for the next one.

Oh yes, the next one! Many people asked when the next one will be (some in quite insistent terms, Kay Wallage) – and to be honest, we don’t yet know. There will definitely be another DCBMC, but whether it’s 2016 or 2017 is still to be decided.

Thank you to everyone for their kind comments about the event – it was the first one we’d done, and we’re really happy with how it went. But we want the next one to be even better – so look out for a survey asking for your feedback.

So, where shall we see you next? Beard & Tonic? BeerdFest? The Oxford Beard Festival? Beard On? #somanyawesomeeventssolittlemoney

Thank you to Bert, Tina, Brendan and Colin for use of their photos. Click for bigger, captions and credits.

2015 post-event Plymouth Herald article

Sponsor: Daniel Lewis Hair Salon

One of our headline sponsors, Daniel Lewis Hair Salon, have got new premises – so to go with it they have a whole new name and style. In their own words…

It’s The Speakeasy. So we can’t talk about it.

The Speakeasy



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Double up for £1!

We’ve deliberately kept apart the Natural and Styled versions of each category – so if you want to compete in more than one you’re welcome to do so. And you’ll have plenty of styling time!

If you want to join a second category, just tell us on the ticket desk and put £1 in the charity pot – or more, if you’re feeling generous 😉

Approximate timings for each category are:
2.10pm – Moustache Natural
2.20pm – Partial Beard Natural
2.30pm – Full Beard Natural
3.10pm – Business Class
3.25pm – Freestyle
3.45pm – Moustache Styled
3.55pm – Partial Beard Styled
4.05pm – Full Beard Styled