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 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

Badger Beard Poster 2018

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 poster - image is of a gentleman wearing a Badger Beard, which is a natural striped beard with two contrasting colours. This is a new competition style for 2018

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 poster – image is of a gentleman wearing a Badger Beard, which is a natural striped beard with two contrasting colours. This is a new competition style for 2018

Yorkshire Bearded Dog Poster 2018

Dog With Beard, Beard with Dog Competition Sunday Morning as part of Yorkshire beard day 2018 - The Grand Hotel, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112ET Sunday March 11th, Monday March 12th

Dog With Beard, Beard with Dog Competition Sunday Morning as part of Yorkshire beard day 2018 – The Grand Hotel, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112ET Sunday March 11th, Monday March 12th

Yorkshire Beard Comp 2018 Entry Details…

Beard Competition

This Year’s Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 TBBC Beard Competition takes place on Sunday 11th March 2018

Registration desk open all day until about 2pm when competitions are due to start shortly afterwards….

Once you are registered you will be given a wristband and can come and go as you please.

A full list of the other events and activities happening during the festival will be posted on the website and available on the day.

To compete you will need a Beard competitor ticket.

All monies from the ticket face value will be going to charity.

FREE Entry for Children 12yrs and younger.

On the day you will need to sign in at the Beard registration table for pre-judging to confirm the beard category you are wanting to enter is the correct one for your beard.

Those of you who are judged to be the top of your beard category will receive trophies and prize goody bags.

You will need to nominate a valid Yorkshire based Charity close to your heart and near to where you live which will receive the prize money if your beard wins Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2018

All competitors will receive goody bags & certificates of entry.

There will be portrait photographers in the building ready to capture your beard in all it’s glory.

Join the The British Beard Club before the event and you will receive additional exclusive benefits in your goody bag on the day.

Public access to the venue is available from 10am on the day.

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 TBBC Beard Competition Categories.

  • Styled Stubble
  • Moustache
  • Goatee
  • Musketeer
  • Sideburns / Mutton chops
  • Business Beard (Short Beard)
  • King Edward VII
  • Verdi
  • Badger Beard (Natural beard of any colour that has distinct stripes)
  • Garibaldi
  • Full Beard Natural
  • Full Beard Styled Moustache
  • Full Beard Freestyle
  • Partial Beard Freestyle
  • Creative & Realistic False Beard Freestyle (open to both children and adults unable to grow a beard)

Sunday March 11th & Monday March 12th - Competitor tickets and Day wristband access all areas Tickets available on the door. Public access from 10am by Charitable donation. Competitor Registration available all day until 2pm when competitions start.

Yorkshire beard day 2018 – TBBC Beard Competition, Sunday 11th March 2018 – The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Street, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112ET
Part of Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 – TBBC Northern Beard Meet Up – Barbers & Beards Festival.
Sunday March 11th & Monday March 12th – Competitor tickets and Day wristband access all areas Tickets available on the door. Public access from 10am by Charitable donation. Competitor Registration available all day until 2pm when competitions start.

Competitior Tickets will be available on the door, you must be registered in your category  and in the building by 2pm to be able to compete.

Barbers…. For info on the Barber Competitions click here

Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 – Dates & Venue announced

Yorkshire beard days 2018 poster - Image is of Musketeer Ben Waddington and his false beard freestyling Daughters

Yorkshire beard days 2018 poster – Image is of Musketeer Ben Waddington and his false beard freestyling Daughters

Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 – TBBC Northern Beard Meet UP

Barbers & Beards Festival

Sunday 11th March and Monday 12th March 2018

Venue: The Grand Hotel, Scarborough, YO11 2ET

More Details to follow… but here’s a poster to view….

Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 Dates & Venue to be announced shortly

Ahoy!

The Dates & Venue for Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 will be announced very shortly…

2018 will be the Seventh year the event has been held so we will be introducing a few changes that I think you will enjoy…

There’s a little clue in the added ‘s’ 😉

*strokes beard and ponders thoughtfully*

Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 Bragging rights

Official Yorkshire Beard Day TBBC Fun & Friendly Beard Competition results are as follows…

Bragging Rights for the year ahead were claimed by the following people…

False Beard Freestyle

  1. Katy Potatey
  2. Nicola McAllister
  3. Louise Taylor

Goatee

  1. Adam Clarke
  2. Stuart Swann

Musketeer

  1. Ben Waddington

Mutton Chops / Side Burns

  1. Dom Jarvis

Business Beard

  1. Luke Dixon
  2. Leon Dumont
  3. Ryan Linley

King Edward VII

  1. Carl Coates

Garibaldi

  1. Frazer
  2. Vince McAllister
  3. Matthew Darlow

Full Beard Natural

  1. Ronnie Fox
  2. Dave Johnson
  3. Lewis Aylmer

Full Beard Styled Moustache

  1. Shane Hazelgrave
  2. Andrew Brady
  3. Ian Taylor

Full Beard Freestyle

  1. Dave Balmford

Partial Beard Freestyle

  1. Ben Johnson

 

Over all Winners… audience favourites

Yorkshire Beard of the Year

  • Ben Waddington

Close second

  • Carl Coates

Runner up

  • Shane Hazelgrave

 

What a fabulously hairy day it was to Beard beside the seaside at the Scarborough Spa Suncourt 🙂

Thank you for bringing yourselves, your smiles and your amazing face furniture with you… see you all again next year!

Massive thanks and appreciation to all those that helped make such a tremendously cheery day possible.

Yes please do send in any photos of the day that you would like us to use on this website and to be used to promote Yorkshire Beard Day… you can get in touch via the contact form.

More updates and thankyous later in the week…

Until then enjoy the photos and coverage in the press and other media.

Beard Registration now OPEN!

Beard Registration is now OPEN!

You can now register your beards (real or false) in advance for the Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 Friendly Beard Competition which will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017  2pm – 7:30pm at the Spa Suncourt, Scarborough Spa Complex, Southbay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Click here for advance registration. or use the menu link above.

Categories include…

  • Styled Stubble
  • Moustache
  • Goatee
  • Musketeer
  • Sideburns or Mutton chops
  • Business Beard
  • King Edward VII
  • Verdi, Garibaldi
  • Full Beard Natural
  • Full Beard Styled Moustache
  • Full Beard Freestyle
  • Partial Beard Freestyle
  • False Beard Freestyle.

False Beard Freestyle - Yorkshire Beard Day - everyone can take part in the fun & friendly beard competition run by The British Beard Club

False Beard Freestyle – Yorkshire Beard Day beard competition everyone can join in and enjoy

Yes, Ladies and Children can join in too! by making and bringing your own Fake beards for the False beard freestyle category.

False and Knitted beards will also be available to purchase on the day with profits going to the Prostate Cancer Charity Prostate Cancer UK

There are bragging rights and Prizes to be won!

 

Click here for advance registration. or use the menu link above.

 

Photography, Sponsorship and Trade Stalls enquiries click here

Yorkshire beard day - prizes

Yorkshire beard day – prizes can be won