British Beard and Moustache Championships
British Beard and Moustache ChampionshipsWhat's all this about the British Beard and Moustache Championships, Tweedy? Well, its a bi-annual competition where beards and moustaches attached to people are judged in specific categories. This year it takes place in Liverpool on October the 16th at St George's Hall, hosted by Liverbeards, a Liverpool-based beard club affiliated with the British Beard Club.
This year's event is sponsored by Woody's for Men, who sell an interesting-looking beard balm for conditioning and styling.
Beards and moustaches will be judged in categories based on shape and length. Beard categories include such partial beards as the Musketeer, and full beards are judged by length with or without a styled moustache (it gets complicated). Moustache categories include the English and Handlebar. Handlebar Club members are sure to be in attendance. Fun and frivolity guaranteed for pogonophiles, though I'm not sure including a fake beard category doesn't devalue the event a little. Keep it real.
The portraits of competitors from the 2014 event in Bath you see here (at the bottom) were taken by Lee Neil Photography. You can see further portraits from that event here.
And here's the Chap's very own Atters compering a previous event. He's normally involved with these things.
Good luck to all our hairy-faced readers.
Lots of beard and moustache-related posts here, including recommendations for smashing grooming products.