Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Beard Comp Results

Thank you!  each and every one of you who joined us on Saturday 7th March in the Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough for making this years Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 a most fun and friendly affair and a joyous celebration of facial hair in all it’s forms. 

Here are the headline beard competition results and yearly bragging rights holders as announced on the day…

Category Winners/finalists

Goatee – Darren Baker

Musketeer – Ben Waddington

King Edward – Jono Harris

Business / short beard – Stuart Russell

Full Beard Styled Moustache – Shane Hedge Hazelgrave

Full Beard Natural – Chris Nunns

Badger Beard – Tommy Alexander

False Beard Freestyle – McPiggleface

This year the competition was hottest in the Business / Short beard, the Badger Beard, False Beard Freestyle and the Full Natural Beard categories.

Overall winners

Yorkshire Beard of the Year – Shane Hedge Hazelgrave 

2nd – McPiggleface

3rd – Ben Waddington

Shane Hazelgrave the gent in red with the big beard and impressively curled moustache is crowned Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2020 - here he celebrates with fellow fun and friendly Beard competitors McPiggleface and Ben Waddington.
Shane Hazelgrave the gent in red with the big beard and impressively curled moustache is crowned Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2020 – here he celebrates with fellow fun and friendly Beard competitors McPiggleface and Ben Waddington.

The highest scorer according to the judges and best in show according to the audience was Shane Hedge Hazelgrave for the second year running.

He managed to score top marks in all three judging areas of Style, Substance & Showmanship in his category of Full beard Styled Moustache, Winning the crowd vote in the final to be crowned once again ‘Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2020’ with a twinkle in his eye, a wiggle of his enormous moustache and a wave of his full & lengthy beard. A saluting chant of “Yorkshire! Yorkshire! Yorkshire!” from his adoring and growing fan base ringing in his ears…

Hopes & dreams of Future Glory…

with two consecutive Yorkshire Beard Day wins in the bag 2019 & 2020 will Shane be able to go on to lift the British Beard and Moustache Championships 2020 top prize which is being held in Rugby later on this year….? 

Best dressed – Chris Nunns – for his wonderful top hat and suit that showed off his well groomed natural grey beard to it’s fullest.

Longest beard – Lola Waddington’s amazing handmade creative beard reached the floor!

Beard Judges

This years judges were…

Mark Parkin – Furbellow & co.

Jim Middleton – Scarborough Museums Trust.

David Birdsall – Scarborough Town Crier.

Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Beard Judges
Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Beard Judges
Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Fun & Friendly Beard Competition Beard Bot Trophies donated by The Robotic Woodsmith
Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Fun & Friendly Beard Competition Beard Bot Trophies donated by The Robotic Woodsmith

Trophies Donated by The Robotic Woodsmith

Thank you all again for attending the 9th Yorkshire Beard Day…. as always you were all amazing!

The British Beard Club...

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Forward planning….

Next year 2021 will be the 10th year of Yorkshire Beard Day so let’s make it an extra special one!  Keep your eyes peeled for the date announcement which will be known very soon but make a note in your diary for early March 2021 & Yorkshire Beard Day 2021…. want to get involved in the planning? Use the contact form and give mention of how you’d like to help etc..

Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 – Yorkshire Fisherman Beard poster

Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Poster featuring a portrait painting of an Old Yorkshire Fisherman and his traditional white chin beard with no moustache  -  Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 - Saturday 7th March 2020 - Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD
Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Poster featuring a portrait painting of an Old Yorkshire Fisherman and his traditional white chin beard with no moustache – Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 – Saturday 7th March 2020 – Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 Date & Venue

Yorkshire Beard Day 2020 will be held on Saturday 7th March 2020.

Venue = The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough.

Saturday 7th March Yorkshire Beard Day is also the 3rd Day of the Scarborough CAMRA Real Ale, Cider and Arts Festival that is being held in the same venue Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2020.

for more info click here

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 – Beard Competition Results!

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 - Yorkshire Beard of the year

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 – Yorkshire Beard of the year

Beard Category Winners & bragging rites for the year 2019 go to…

Mutton chops/sideburns
1st – Matthew Darlow

Musketeer
1st – Ben Waddington

Goatee
1st – Les
2nd – Mike Webdale

Business/short beard
1st – Shane Nutter
2nd – Robert Taylor

Garibaldi
1st – Renato Tidore

King Edward
1st – Robert Allanson
2nd – Jonno Harris
3rd – James Louth

Full beard
1st – Chris Nunns
2nd – Joe Hugill
Joint 3rd – Martin Foy, Blake Meyer

Full beard styled moustache
1st – Lewis Aylmer
2nd – Vic Campbell
3rd – Leon Dumont

Full beard Freestyle
1st – Shane Hazelgrave
2nd – Dave Balmford

False Beard
1st – Lola Waddington
2nd – Su Woodcock
3rd – Phoebe

Overall winners
Yorkshire Beard of the Year
1st – Shane Hazelgrave
2nd – Renato Tidore
3rd – Ben Waddington

Beard Judges

David Birdsall – Scarborough Town Crier

Stewart Campbell – Scarborough CAMRA Beer Festival organiser

Kearon Harvey – Harveys Barbers

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 = Beards & Beer!

It has been announced!

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 in The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.

You are therefore cordially invited to join us at the above location on Saturday 9th March 2019 for a folically fun, familly friendly fun raising event featuring Beards, Beer, Beard competitions, Bearded Bands, Beard Barbering and all manner of Bearded merchandise including the ever popular knitted beard stall. All profits going to charity.

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 - TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up - Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.   BEARDS & BEER Day 3 of the Scarborough Real Ale Cider & Arts Festival 2019 hosted by Volunteers of the Scarborough CAMRA branch.
Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 – TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up – Saturday 9th March 2019 – The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD. BEARDS & BEER Day 3 of the Scarborough Real Ale Cider & Arts Festival 2019 hosted by Volunteers of the Scarborough CAMRA branch.

BEARD COMPETITION

We have been invited to share the venue with the Scarborough CAMRA Branch who have organised the Scarborough Beer Cider and Arts Festival. They are delighted to welcome our Yorkshire Beard Day Beard Competition as an added attraction to the Festival. There is a Festival Door Tax of £5 and for this you get a Festival Beer Glass and a Festival Programme filled with all the beer and beard info you will need to guide you whilst you are in attendance and more importantly let you know what you’ve been drinking when you wake up the next morning… 😀

The annual fun and friendly beard competition run by members of The British Beard Club will take place between 2pm and 7pm on the day. You will need to have registered your beard in person at the beard competition reception table by 2:30pm on the day of competition to be able to compete. Entry Fee is by charitable monetary donation, any spare beer festival tokens are also accepted. All monies raised go to charity. Raising funds for and awareness of Prostate Cancer.

“But I don’t have a Beard!”

That’s ok! you can always get in the spirit of the day by making a homemade false beard and bringing it with you or Buy one of the amazing knitted beards on the knitted beard stall or join in with others getting crafty at the Beard Making and Beard drawing/painting table. Which is great fun for children and beardless men and women 😉 And yes there is a Category called “False Beard Freestyle” for you to enter your beard in 🙂

There will also be Beard portrait photographers in the venue with their cameras eager to capture your beard in all its magnificence!

Dress to impress!

Your beard will be judged with beards that will be similar to your own, sometimes the difference between two closely competing beards is how well yours is presented… a quick internet search of other beard competitions may help inspire you with your ‘look’.

There are 15 different beard style categories to choose from including Styled stubble, Moustache, Goatee, Musketeer, Sideburns/mutton chops, Business Beard(short beard), King Edward VII, Verdi, Badger Beard, Garibaldi, Full Beard Natural, Full Beard Styled with Moustache, Full Beard Freestyle, Partial Beard Freestyle, False Beard Freestyle.

Each Beard Style category will be paraded in front of the public and have a winner chosen by the Beard Judging panel, then the Beard Style Category winners go through to compete for the accolade of “Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2019” an element of which is decided by public vote.

Secret spotter prizes will also be awarded throughout the day… could you be the slug balancing champion?

After the awards and the Beard bragging rites have been handed out the celebrations will continue into the night…. well…that beer festival beer isn’t going to drink itself now is it? 😉

Everyone who enters the Beard Competition will have their beard photographed and their image placed on the “Beard Gallery Wall of the Hirsute” so the public can discuss and pick their favourites before, during and after the Official Judging of the Beard competition.

Above all have fun and enjoy your big beardy day. 

BEER FESTIVAL

In previous years we’ve brewed up a special Yorkshire Beard Day Beer, this year the splendid fellows of the Scarborough CAMRA Branch have organised the Scarborough Beer Cider and Arts Festival and bring you over 80 different real ales and 20+ Ciders and Perrys to choose from made by some of Yorkshire’s finest brewers and breweries….and others from further afield.

The Scarborough Beer Cider and Arts Festival is being held over 3 Days Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March Yorkshire Beard Day, and open 12noon until 11pm each day.

Children are welcome at the festival until 8pm.

Organised and run by unpaid Volunteers dedicated to seeking out quality real ale! Thank them with a smile and you will be well served.

BEER GLASS & FESTIVAL PROGRAMME.

Door Tax is £5 and for this you get a Festival Beer Glass and a Festival Programme filled with all the beer and beard info you will need to guide you whilst you are in attendance and more importantly let you know what you’ve been drinking when you wake up the next morning….

SO LET’S ALL RAISE A GLASS! TO 2019!

See you all there!

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 - TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up - Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.   BEARDS & BEER Day 3 of the Scarborough Real Ale Cider & Arts Festival 2019 hosted by Volunteers of the Scarborough CAMRA branch.
Poster for Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 – TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up – Saturday 9th March 2019 – The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.

2019 is the 8th time we have celebrated Yorkshire Beard Day the first one being “Beards, Beer and Louis Barabas & the Bedlam Six” in 2012.

2019 is also the 10th anniversary year of The British Beard Club which held it’s first official gathering in 2009. www.thebritishbeardclub.org

10th Anniversary Year of The British Beard Club
www.thebritishbeardclub.org

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 Date and Venue has been Announced!

The date and venue for Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 has been announced!

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019

Venue: The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

More info shortly…

if you would like to be involved you can contact us via the contact form on this website.

Beard Portrait Photographers There is plenty of room for photographers to set up portable studios in the venue if you so wish. Please use the contact form to let us know in advance so we can be aware of your arrival and can allocate a suitable area for you on the day.

Yorkshire Beard of the year 2018

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 - Yorkshire Beard of the Year

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 – Yorkshire Beard of the Year

Here’s a photo of the over-all winners of this Years’ Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Beard Competition run by members of The British Beard Club.

Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2018 – Carl Coates

2nd place – The Viking Sunrise Andy Snowball 😉

3rd place – Joint bragging rites go to Ben Waddington and Matthew Darlow

This Year’s Judges were

  • Robert John Grosvenor – MCSRSB multi award-winning barber, TQUK Assessor, Freelance Educator
  • Yucel Olmezkaya – SRSB, multi award winning barber, Great British Barber Academy and Andis guest educator
  • Kearon Harvey – SRSB multi award winning barber, Educator assessor

Bragging rites for each of the catergory winners will be posted sometime tomorrow…

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 - Yorkshire Beard of the year winner Carl Coates with his trophy and 100 bottles of beer from the Scarborough Brewery

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 – Yorkshire Beard of the year winner Carl Coates with his trophy created by the Robotic Woodsmith and 100 bottles of beer from the Scarborough Brewery

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 – Drawing & Colouring-in Competition

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Grandads Secret Giant Drawing and Colouring-in competition. Winner receives a signed copy of the amazingly illustrated book created by illustrator & Author David Litchfield

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Grandads Secret Giant Drawing and Colouring-in competition. Winner receives a signed copy of the amazingly illustrated book created by illustrator & Author David Litchfield

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Grandads Secret Giant Drawing and Colouring-in competition. Winner receives a signed copy of the amazingly illustrated book created by illustrator & Author David Litchfield

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Grandads Secret Giant Drawing and Colouring-in competition. Winner receives a signed copy of the amazingly illustrated book created by illustrator & Author David Litchfield

You will be happy to know we have a table set aside for you to doodle, draw, sketch and do your colouring-in of beards and bearded people.

This year you will be able to enter your beard drawings, doodles, paintings and colouring-ins to a competition and win some lovely Art and Illustrated book based prizes.

First prize is the signed book “Grandad’s Secret Giant” by the amazingly talented Illustrator  and author David Litchfield. Some of you may know him as the author/illustrator of “The Bear and the Piano”

Entries can be submitted throughout the day from 10am onwards and a winner will be chosen at 4pm on Sunday 11th March in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel, Scarborough.

Those of you who are beard aware may notice Grandad’s Secret Giant is wearing a full beard with styled moustache… and may even with a little tidy up and a comb through be able to enter it into the Verdi category of the Beard Competition 😉

 

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Prizes are stacking up

The prizes that the Yorkshire Beard of the year and Yorkshire Barber of the year winners will win are stacking up…

Here we see one of two “tower of beers” contributions from the splendid folk at Scarborough Brewery.

If you or your company would like to add a contribution to the prize pile please get in touch via the contact form on this website. click here.

To be in with a chance of winning this beer and many other incredible prizes you will need to take part in the Beard Competition or the Barber Competition. Competitor tickets will be available from the registration desk on Sunday from 10am right up until 2pm shortly after which the first of the competitions are due to start.

All monies raised go to charity.

One of two towers of beer donated by the Scarborough Brewery for this year's winner of Yorkshire Beard day 2018... still time for other contributions to be added to the prize pile.

One of two towers of beer donated by the Scarborough Brewery for this year’s winner of Yorkshire Beard day 2018… still time for other contributions to be added to the prize pile.