Royal Cornwall Show Blacksmith Competitions 6,7,8 June 2019

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Royal Cornwall Show 6, 7, 8th June 2019

This years Live Forging Competition is to make ‘Something with a Nautical Theme’ in 2 hours…. sounds good!

To download the 2019 schedule in full click here http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/media/1133594/schedule-2019.pdf

To download the 2019 schedule in full click here http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/media/1133593/blacksmith-section-entry-form-2019.pdf

North Somerset Show 2019 schedule

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North Somerset Show 6th May Bank Holiday Monday

Held at The North Somerset Showground BS48 1NE on the first of the May Bank Holiday’s every year http://www.nsas.org.uk/north-somerset-show/blacksmiths/

You can download the official 2019 schedule at this link http://www.nsas.org.uk/north-somerset-show/blacksmiths/blacksmiths-entry-form/

Entry online is available at http://www.nsas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Ironwork-Schedule-19.pdf

Paper entry (to print off and send by post) is available at http://www.nsas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Ironwork-Schedule-19.pdf

Edenbridge & Oxted Show Competition Schedule 25th & 26th August 2019

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The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Competition Schedule Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August 2019

Schedule 2019

All entries must be received by 18th August 2019

Judge for all classes – To be confirmed

£5.00 entry for each class (see entry form for more detail)

Static classes:

A       TRADITIONAL (Any item embracing traditional blacksmith forging and construction techniques** – design can be contemporary or traditional)

B       CONTEMPORARY (Any item made using innovative design and construction)

C       ‘COLOUR’ – Any item where the majority of the work is in Colour(s) other than Black or Grey (Any method of construction.)

D       INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)

E       STUDENT/APPRENTICE CLASS – A pair of tongs (by Hammer and Hand**).

A one off special Cash prize £100 is awarded to the Best Gate in Show (Chosen and presented by the Judge).

 

**The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competitions encourages and promotes the hot forging of Iron, Steel and other metals. All of the static competition entries (except Class A & E) may use any method of construction, BUT should primarily be designed and made using hot forging techniques. Class A & E is strictly a ‘by Hammer & Hand’ class, thereby encouraging ONLY the use of traditional blacksmith hot forging techniques, design and construction.

Live forging classes:

F       LIVE FORGING COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 90 minutes ‘Any item using materials from a list’. More details available at https://wp.me/P4HK6q-kz No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winner is awarded the Tommy Tucker perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy and £100 2nd £50 3rd £25

G       LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a pitch fork’. Material supplied by organisers. More details available at https://wp.me/P4HK6q-kD No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winners are awarded the Burrows Lea Forge Pairs Forging Trophy and 2 x 1st £40, 2 x 2nd £30, 2 x 3rd £20

H       LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION – To forge on the showground in 20 minutes ‘a finished saleable item’. Competitors are to supply own materials. No Striker. No extra cleaning up time is allowed. More than one entry accepted. Finished items will be auctioned for charity either at Show or at later date. £5.00 cash fee per entry and taken on the day. Entries accepted on the day time & space permitting. Winner takes all cash prize.

A printable version of this years full Schedule is available at E&O Schedule 2019
A printable version of this years Entry form is available at E&O Entry form 2019

Blacksmith Competition dates 2019

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Look at all these lovely people attending last years Competition…. At Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competitions we are so lucky to have so many loyal supporters and a fantastic Show committee. All the hard work and planning is rewarded so many times over when I look as these pictures.

So looking forward here are the 2019 Show dates, thankfully unlike last year only two Shows clash and they are pretty much as far West and East as the Shows go. The Edenbridge and Oxted Competition Schedule is nearly ready to publish and has a some exciting changes to the classes… watch this space for updates and schedule postings.

North Somerset Show – May 6th
Devon County Show – May 16, 17, 18
Royal Bath and West Show – May 29, 30, 31, June 1
Royal Cornwall Show – June 6, 7, 8
South of England Show – June 6, 7, 8
Three Counties Show – June 14, 15, 16
Royal Welsh Show – July 22, 23, 24, 25
New Forest Show – July 30, 31, August 1
Edenbridge and Oxted Show – August 25, 26
Dorset County Show – September 8, 9

Edenbridge & Oxted Show results 2018

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My own 90 minutes of calm and serenity in previous 72 hours mayhem and organisation…… that’s why we do it? Happy place….

A massive, massive THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took part in this year’s EDENBRIDGE & OXTED BLACKSMITH COMPETITIONS.
Year on year the Competitions are reaching more Smiths and interested parties. The last two days have rewarded our Show committee with our best ever Live Forging attendance which peaked at 14 Smiths.
And over 9 Static and Live classes we had 77 entries with 23 Smiths and Artists attending.
It certainly makes all the hard work worth while, looking forward to seeing you all next year.

We’re all winners… but just in case some of you are counting? Here’s this years official placed Smiths:

Edenbridge & Oxted Show results 2018
Class A –   TRADITIONAL
1 Rhys Harlin Mirror Surround
2 Richard Bradshaw Gate
3 Pete Smith Gate
4 Simon Hall Sign Bracket
5 Olly Bramston Mirror, Flare
6 Simon Hall Companion Set
Class B –   CONTEMPORARY
1 Nigel Stenning Pair of Gates
2 Olly Bramston Gate, Lotus at Dusk
3 Olly Bramston Balustrade, Lotus at Dusk
4 Simon Hall Damascus Sword
5 Toby Forbers Gower Gate
6 Rhys Harlin Trophy
Class C –   ‘Remembrance’
1 Pete Smith From here to Eternity
2 Simon Hall Poppy Wreath
3 Henry Rogers Poppy in Clay
4 Jennifer Horn Poppy box
Class D –   INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL
1 Nigel Stenning Sutton Hoo Chain
2 Nick Bates String line
3 Dave Harman Anchor
4 Simon Hall Can Crusher
5 Pete Smith Calipers
6 Pete Smith Hoof pick
Class E –   SCULPTURE
1 Andy Hopper Bubbles
2 Alison Catchlove Owl
3 Alison Catchlove Tortoise
4 Alison Catchlove Eagle
5 Alison Catchlove Humming Bird
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Class F –   STUDENT CLASS
1 Doug McCoy Tongs
2 Freddie Gillam Tongs
3 Jack Milne Tongs
Class G –   90 mins LIVE FORGING COMPETITION
To forge on the showground in 90 minutes ‘Any item using materials from a list’.
1 Richard Hillam Candlestick
2 Richard Bradshaw Toast fork
3 Simon Hall Shoe horn
4 Lawrence Coleman Poker
5 James Price Candlestick
6 Andy Orchard Door knocker
Class H –   45 mins LIVE PAIRS COMPETITION
To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a reinactment Pike head’.
1 Rhys Harlin / Dave Harman Pike
2 Bradshaws / Ben striking Pike
3 Lawrence Coleman / Doug McCoy Pike
4 Bradshaws / Katie striking Pike
5 Freddie Gillam / Jack Milne Pike
6 Jack Milne / Freddie Gillam Pike
Class I –   20 mins LIVE COMPETITION (winner takes all!)
To forge on the showground in 20 minutes ‘a finished saleable item’.
Winner Richard Hillam Paper knike
Best Gate in Show
Winner Nigel Stenning Gate
NBCC Show Champion (Static)
1 Rhys Harlin Mirror
2 Nigel Stenning Gate
NBCC Live Forging Champion
1 Richard Hillam Candlestick
2 Richard Bradshaw Toast Fork
John Denton Trophy Public Vote
Winner Lawrence Coleman Sign Bracket

More at this page https://blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com/the-competition/edenbridge-oxted-show-results-2018/

UPDATE Live forging 45 minute pairs Edenbridge & Oxted Show 2018

Here’s the final version of this years Live Forging Pairs at the Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions.

2018 Class H 45 minute Live Forging Competition details

H       LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a re-enactment Pike head’. Material supplied by organisers. No extra cleaning up time allowed.

As a pair  of Smiths, you are required to make ‘a re-inactment Pike head’ on the showground, you will be supplied the exact material sections and lengths that were used to make the sample Pike head. You are to forge as closely as possible a matching Pike head to the one in the photo attached. Any specialist tools will be supplied.

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A printable version of this years full Schedule is available at E&O Schedule 2018
A printable version of this years Entry form is available at E&O Entry form 2018

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Royal Welsh Show Blacksmith Competitions 23, 24, 25, 26 July 2018

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Andy Hall of Ash Ironworks, Devon

My yearly ritual of first finding….. and gleaning information out of the lengthy English/Welsh Blacksmith Schedule is complete, however double check the download PDF before you enter….. In a nutshell this years competition is this:

An Open Artist Blacksmith Competition –Any item of ironwork made by traditional methods only.

Open Artistic Modern and Figurine Competition – Any item of modern artistic work including figurine.

Open – Any finished article of wrought ironwork £200 and over in value.

Open – Any finished article of wrought ironwork not exceeding £200 in value.

Open Jewelry Competition – Jewelry (please see PDF schedule for more detail).

APPRENTICES OR TRAINEES ONLY Any finished article of wrought ironwork made by Apprentice or Trainee.

WELSH STUDENTS ONLY Competition open to Welsh Students only, though they may be continuing their studies in Technical Institutions outside Wales. An article of ornamental ironwork made during the previous 12 months. Only 2 entries per person.

LIVE FORGING  (STUDENTS OR APPRENTICES) To produce a test piece (apparently information is available on the RWAS website!)

LIVE FORGING (Open to Individual Blacksmiths) – Any article to be made in 90 minutes. Competitors must bring their own materials which must be un-worked.

A provisional schedule can be downloaded from the RWAS website http://www.rwas.wales/uploads/RWS_2018/2018_Advance_Farriery_Ornamental_Live_Wrought_Ironwork_Schedule.pdf

South of England Blacksmith Competition 7, 8, 9 June 2018

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Schedule:

Static Classes:

  1. Traditional static (only by hammer, anvil and hand, no modern methods of construction)
  2. Contemporary Static (any method of construction)
  3. The Camelia Botnar Foundation Cup (Static exhibits by Camelia Botnar students – A pair of hollow bit tongs for 12mm round. Reins to be 12mm round, 400mm long).

Live Classes:

  1. Traditional Live – “From the Deep”. 2 hours, no clean up time. Own materials, no preformed stock. 300mm cubed size limit.
  2. Peter Begent Award. Rams head poker. 1 hour, no clean up time. 500mm of 12mm square, material supplied.

To download the official schedule https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/south-of-england-competition-2018.pdf

There is no obvious way to enter this competition if you read the official schedule, but I guess if you contact David Mortimer by Email he’ll be able to send you some entry tickets morts4@icloud.com

New Forest and Hampshire Competition Schedule 24, 25, 26 July 2018

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New Forest and Hampshire Show 24, 25, 26 July 2018 held at New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH

2018 BLACKSMITHS COMPETITION SCHEDULE

CLASS ONE – UNDER £250 ex. VAT IN VALUE

Traditional or contemporary, primarily of forged construction (The work should be available for commission at a price not exceeding this value if required.)

Prizes: 1st £50 2nd £35 3rd £25

 

CLASS TWO – OVER £250 IN VALUE

Traditional or contemporary, primarily of forged construction

Prizes: 1st £50 2nd £35 3rd £25

 

CLASS THREE – ARTISTIC/SCULPTURAL

Items of Artistic Metalwork, any method of construction

Prizes: 1st £50 2nd £35 3rd £25

 

CLASS FOUR – SHOES AND TONGS 90 MINUTE LIVE FORGING

Open mainly to Farriers (but Blacksmiths can enter too) Competitors are required to make on the Showground a pair of tongs and then use those tongs to forge hunter heeled pony shoes.  No clean up time. A striker is permitted. Please see printed schedule for full details.

Prizes: 1st £50 2nd £35 3rd £25

 

CLASS FIVE – 90 MINUTE LIVE FORGING

Competitors are required to make on the Showground a hanging basket bracket.  A clean up time of 5 minutes is permitted away from fire. A striker is permitted

Prizes: 1st £50 2nd £35 3rd £25

 

CLASS SIX – 20 MINUTE LIVE FORGING

Competitors are required to make on the showground a saleable object in 20 minutes. No clean up time.

Prizes: 1st £50 2nd £35 3rd £25

 

CLASS SEVEN  – STUDENT COMPETITION (Static entry)

Please see printed schedule for full details.

Prizes: 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £10

 

CLASS EIGHT – LOCAL MILITARY BLACKSMITHS COMPETITION

2 hour “open class” (Open to Servicemen only)

Prize cards to 3rd place.

 

To download an entry form and schedule from the official new forest show website use this link New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule 2018
and a separate New Forest Entry Form 2018

 

JUDGE:

Classes 1 – 8  Paul Allen FWCB

Class 4 Steve Ballasco

 

SECTION CHAIRMAN:

JOHN ROBERTS, Telephone: 023 8084 8831

 

The New Forest & Hampshire County Show
The Showground
New Park
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7QH
Tel: 01590 622400

Devon County Show Blacksmith competition schedule 2018

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Local boys.. left to right Paul Gilbert, James Deane, Andy Hall & Simon Hall.

The Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions are held on 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018 at the Westpoint Showground, just outside Exeter, Devon.

Its such a shame this Show is continually giving such short notice of the Competition Schedule. Last year you had 5 weeks to prepare, this year its 2 weeks better at 7 weeks, even then I had to keep checking the Devon County Show website waiting for the schedule to appear. No notification from the show committee, the NBCC or the NBCC website….. come on people get your act together!

Here’s this years schedule:

Class 1 – A traditionally made item made in the competitors workshop with a value less than £250 ex vat

Class 2 – A traditionally made items made in the competitors workshop with no limit on selling price

Class 3 – Any item produced in the competitors workshop of a contemporary design using any methods ( no limit on price)

Class 4 –  A Sculpture (or Item of sculptural design), produced in the competitors workshop (no limit on price)

Class 5 – Any article produced in the competitors workshop for use in Agriculture or Industry (no limit on price)

The live forging classes are:

Class 6 – 2hrs to make a ‘Can Crusher’  bring your own tools and materials. The crushed can must pass through a 20mm x 75mm slot.

Class 7 –  30 mins ‘Crash and Dash’ to make a salable item, bring your own tools and materials. This class can be entered on the day.

Class 8 –  Time TBA ‘To make a piece to ‘match a sample’ in a specified time.

Class 9 – To design and make  ‘Candle holder‘ This static competition is the ‘Presidents Choice’  (i.e. the winning piece to be judged by the Show President) and the winning entry will be retained by the DCAA and presented to the President as a memento of their time in office.

A copy of the schedule can downloaded from the Edenbridge and Oxted website, Devon Show 2018 schedule and entry form

Or you can download it from the show website directly Devon County Show website