iBeardclub Beard And Moustache competition 2017

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the Inaugural iBeardclub Beard and Moustache Competition held at the Alexandra Arms in Rugby with all funds raised going to Macmillan

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I have only been a member of the iBeardclub for a few months due to best man Owen convincing me to grow my beard after I got married in April but in a such small amount of time I have seen such a brotherhood and support from other like minded  bearded people. the iBeardclub currently at the time of writing this nearly 8,000 members which is very different form its humble beginnings of few friends who were in a car club who just happened to have beards…..

Anyway back to the competition. For the mere sum of £10 you could enter the competition. Every entrant got an ibeardclub lanyard (mine is now packed away safely) with integrated bottle opener wihich had the entry number of each person at the category they had entered these fell under Styled Moustache,Partial Beard, Full Beard & Styled Tash (the one Owen & Myself entered) Full Beard Natural, Freestyle, Ladies, Kids

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Photo Courtesy of Cool Beard Bro Co

Phew !!! quick breather here and reminder that this was the first one… I’ve not even got to the Raffle part yet. The day was compered by Mr Damopose himself The Earl Damian Rees, the B.M.G (Beard Master General) Lee Andrews and The Baron Brenden Plester-Burt and even the day went from brilliant sunshine to torrential rain in the blink of an eye it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits or more importantly the glorious beards of which there were many and more importantly the importance and purpose of the event to raise money for a charity and service that receives no government funding.

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The standard of the category I entered

The day was very well structured, with each category given equal time and enthusiasm each contestant said a few words then were off to the judges to be scored. In-between all this there were raffles & auctions which the winners had some fantastic prizes from people like Cool Beard Bro Co BILF American Crew amongst many others including Mariner Jack Balbo Beard Co Magpie Hill Soaps Fine Fettle Tactical Beard Care Jony Smith Combs Fuzz Muzzle

 

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The Judges

Winners for the event were

Styled Moustache: Russell W

Partial Beard: Jay L

Full Beard & Styled Tash :Matt H 

Full Beard Natural : Ronnie 

Freestyle: Matt W 

Ladies: Alice J

Kids: It’s Kids They were all Winners 

Best In Show : Matt H – This prize was provided by American Crew

 

Thanks also go out to Albert’s Menswear  who kindly supplied the suits & to Cool Beard Bro Co for the plaques

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The winners in all their well deserved glory

Photo by John Thompson Imagery

 

And if that was not enough there was even a band at the end of the night featuring Mr B.M.G on Drums

 

Total Raised £3479.34

You can find out more about ibeardclub on their Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 

also the ibeardclub Just Giving Page is still open for donations

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Keep It Handsome

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Love Won

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