Live Forging 90 minutes 2019 Edenbridge & Oxted Show

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Live Forging 90 minutes at the Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 2019 this August Bank Holiday… the 9th round of the NBCC championship and only a couple places left for Monday and not many for Sunday. £100 Cash prize for the winner and the Tommy Tucker Perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy… a win really counts at this Competition because its the toughest Live Forging competition on the circuit and offers you the chance to have your name on the trophy with arguably the best Live Forging Competition Smiths in the last 20 years.

For all details of the Live Forging competitions…..

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

2019 Class G 45 minute Pairs Live Forging Competition

2019 Class G 45 minute Pairs Live Forging Competition details

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Class G  PAIRS LIVE FORGING – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘Pitch Fork’ from a 300mm length of 30 x 10mm flat mild steel. Material and specialist tools supplied by organisers. No extra cleaning up time allowed. Photo of the process is available at https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/pairs-2019.png

As a pair of Smiths, you are required to make a ‘Pitch Fork’ on the showground, you will be supplied the exact material sections and lengths that were used to make the sample ‘Pitch Fork’ head. You are to forge as closely as possible a matching ‘Pitch Fork’ head  to the one in the photo attached. The original sample will be available from the Forging Area Steward for inspection throughout the Show.  Any specialist tools will be supplied.

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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

‘COLOUR’ a new Class Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 2019

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‘COLOUR’ is a new class for this year’s Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions. Where your entry to static Class C needs to be mainly coloured in any colour other than Black or Grey. You may use any method of construction and can be designed in any Artistic style.

1st £40 + Trophy + engraved Pint glass, 2nd£30 + engraved Pint glass, 3rd £20 + engraved Pint glass, Prize cards and rosettes to 6th place.

Top tip – Present your submitted work in a working or idealized context. Such as candles in Candelabra, a doorknocker mounted on a timber backing and upright mounted, a broach pinned to a cloth, a mirror surround with mirror glass installed and brackets to hang it from, a gate on a freestanding mount….. Not only does it look good, it displays your work in its full glory.

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

Best Gate Prize at Edenbridge & Oxted Competitions 2019

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Don’t forget there is a Best Gate Prize at the Edenbridge & Oxted Show and if you win its £100 CASH.

There’s no catch…. just enter your gate into one of the main classes Traditional, Contemporary or ‘Colour’ and you automatically get included in the Best Gate Competition and if you win its £100 CASH. The class is judged outside the NBCC competition so it comes down to the Judges’s fancy.

Top tip – mount your gate on a free standing frame so it can be viewed from every angle… presentation is everything when it comes to winning prizes.

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

Full details of this years E&O 90 minute Live Forging Competition

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Full details of this years August Bank Holiday weekend Edenbridge & Oxted Live Forging Competition is now available, its an interesting and fun one again.

You are required to make any item on the showground using at least three of the items from the list below. You can choose additional items from the list and you do not have to use all the length. You will not gain extra points for using all the sections and/or all the lengths:

50 x 6mm Flat – 300mm long
21.3mm (16.5mm Nom Bore) RD tube – 300mm long
10mm round – 600mm long
6″ Nails (roughly 5.5mm diameter) – as many as you need
12mm sq – 600mm long
40 mm solid steel ball

Last year we were fully booked for our Live Forging Competitions so if you fancy having a go don’t leave it to late, don’t forget you get free entry and lunch if you are competing in the Live Forging.

The Prize money is £100 1st Place, £50 for 2nd in addition to the NBCC awards and prize money…. get it right and you can come away with quite a bit of Prize money!

Royal Bath and West Show 29, 30, 31 May 1 June 2019

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The Royal Bath and West Show is held on 29, 30, 31 May 1 June 2019 at Shepton Mallet Showground, Somerset.

This years schedule is

Class 1 – (Static) Traditional or Contemporary ironwork, using traditional techniques. NBCC qualifier.

Class 2 – (Live Forging) 2 hours to make a ‘centrepiece for a dining table’. NBCC qualifier.

Class 3 – (Static) An item of artistic/sculpture metal work, any method of construction. NBCC qualifier.

Class 4 – (Live Forging) 2 hours to make any industrial item can be made on the Coke or Gas forges. Open to all.

Class 5 – (Live Forging) 1 hour allocation for each entry. Numerous entries are allowed and encouraged. Open to all, and to be judged on the item’s appeal to the public.

Use this link to download an official schedule and entry form https://www.bathandwest.com/media/2019-Wrought-Iron.pdf

Devon Show Blacksmith Competition schedule 16, 17 & 18 May.

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Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions 16, 17 & 18 May.

As usual the schedule for this one is late, vague and there is no direct way to access an entry form (not that I can see anywhere on the web?) I think the Live Forging is to make a ‘Working Hinge’ but I can’t find out how long you have to make it??? as for whats going on in the following classes M7 to M9 your guess is as good as mine!

So you will have to contact the show directly on this link

https://devon.showbiz-software.co.uk/semt/LS_entry_forms_class.aspx?ID=1&HeaderID=569&Header=Metalwork&SectionID=4335&Section=Metalwork

2019 Schedule is as follows:

MW1 – Any article produced using traditional blacksmithing methods in the competitors workshop with the exception of ancillary fittings or fastenings and with a selling price of over £250 (ex VAT). Marks will be deducted if other processes are used.
MW2 – Any article produced using traditional blacksmithing methods in the competitors workshop with the exception of ancillary fittings or fastenings and with no limit of the selling price. Marks will be deducted if other processes are used.
MW3 – Any article produced in the competitors workshop of a modern or contemporary design with no limit of selling price. Items in this class may use any process preferred by the competitor.
MW4 – Any article produced in the competitors workshop of a sculptural or feature design with no limit as to the selling price. Items in this class may use any process preferred by the Competitor.
MW5 – Any figurine or sculpture
MW6 – A Working Hinge
MW7 – Crash & Dash
MW8 – Special
MW9 – The President’s Choice

Royal Three Counties Show Blacksmith Competition 14 – 16 Jun 2019

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The Royal Three Counties Show Blacksmith and Farriers Competition 14 Jun 2019 – 16 Jun 2019

Home of the Hereford Blacksmiths and Speed Chain Making! Check out both the Farriers and Blacksmith schedules because some classes are open to both Farriers and Blacksmiths like the Chain making; check your days too as some classes are held on a particular day.

Use this link to download from RTCS website a 2019 Blacksmiths schedule

The RTCS use ‘macro enabled’ webform to enter the competitions so here is the link to download them Entry form RTCS 2019 webpage

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