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

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Royal Three Counties Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2018

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Detail of Bringsty Forge’s winning piece

Royal Three Counties Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2018, the Competition is held on 15, 16 & 17 June at the Great Malvern Showground.
Read the schedule carefully because certain classes are held on particular days… and the forged square and chain making is with the Farriers and not at the Blacksmith Forges.

The Schedule is:

R.10A Traditional class over £250 in value

R.10B Traditional class under £250 in value

R.11A Contemporary class over £250 in value

R.11B Contemporary class under £250 in value

R.12 Set piece Live Smithing class, 105 minutes, £10 entry, winner takes all!

R.14 Speed Chain making Live Smithing class – 15 minutes on Saturday to make at least 3 links, £5 entry, 1st place only, £100 prize

R.6 The Corner Test Live Smithing class – 20 minutes (25 minutes if you are an apprentice or student) on Saturday to forge a square test piece 5″ x 5″ ID from 25 x 10mm flat stock, £5 entry, 1st place only, £100 prize

R3. Student Set piece Live Smithing – 60 minutes on Friday, £10 entry, winner takes all prize money, rosettes to four places.

Use this link to download from RTCS website a Blacksmiths schedule

Use this link to download from RTCS website a Farriers entry form

Use this link to download from RTCS website a Blacksmiths entry form

Check out the full schedule and entry forms at RTCAS official website

Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 2018

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Here’s this years Blacksmith Competition Schedule for The Edenbridge and Oxted Show on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018.

We’ve continued our  £100 ‘Best Gate’ prize, there is also £100 Live Forging prize (in addition to NBCC/WCOB funded £100 Prize), Winner takes all 20 minute Live Forging and the ever popular Pairs Live Forging.

The Static classes have evolved too, so this year we have a ‘Sculpture’ class and a class titled ‘Remembrance’…. alongside our Traditional, Contemporary and Industrial Classes.
We have a free to enter Student class as in previous years with free lunch included.

This years schedule is as follows:

Entries will be accepted up to the start of the Show, but please try to enter by 18th August 2018

Judge for all classes – Michelle Parker FWCB LWCB

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

Static classes:

A       TRADITIONAL (Made by hammer and hand)

B       CONTEMPORARY (Any method of construction)

C       ‘Remembrance’ – To commemorate the end of the First World War 1918 (Any method of construction.)

D       INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)

E      SCULPTURE – (Any method of construction)

F       STUDENT/APPRENTICE CLASS – A pair of hollow bit/bow tongs to hold 20mm round. Any method of construction maybe used BUT should be primarily made using hot forging techniques. Free entry to UK Students.

GATE PRIZE – A one off special Cash prize £100 is awarded for the Best Gate in Show (any method of construction).

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) may use any method of construction, BUT should primarily be designed and made using hot forging techniques. Class A is strictly a ‘by Hammer & Hand’ class, thereby encouraging ONLY the use of hot forging techniques in the design and construction of the piece.

Live forging classes:

G       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-ih No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winner is awarded the Tommy Tucker perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy and £100 2nd £50 3rd £25

H       LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a re-enactment Pike head’. Material supplied by organisers. More details available at https://wp.me/P4HK6q-ij No extra cleaning up time allowed.

I       LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION (Time allowing, winner takes all cash prize) – 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.

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

Dorset County Show Blacksmith Competitions 2018

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Dorset County Show Blacksmith Competitions are held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2018 at Cokers Frome Showground just outside Dorchester. This is the final round of the NBCC competition and one that often makes or breaks the Champion Blacksmith competition.

Class 1: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for indoor use
Class 2: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for outdoor use
Class 3: Any Item of an artistic/sculptural nature using any method of construction, with no limit on selling price.
Class 4: Live Forging – 30 minutes to make a saleable item
Class 5: Live Forging – 60 minutes to forge ” a hand tool” (10th and final NBCC qualifying round)

Chief steward for this competition is Simon Grant-Jones and at this time entries need to be made through him Tel 01305 833059 Email: simon@simongrant-Jones.com

There will be a downloadable schedule and entry form available later this year.

The North Somerset Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2018

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The North Somerset Show Blacksmith Competitions takes place on May Bank holiday (7th May) its the first round of the NBCC competition and is always supported well. Its also an ideal opportunity to cut your first teeth as a competitor.

This years schedule is:

Class 1 Indoor
Prizes 1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10

Class 2 – Outdoor
Prizes 1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10

Class 3 – Artistic
Prizes 1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10

Class 4 Live Forging – 90 minutes ‘To make a copy of a Fire poker and Bracket’, using 1 metre of 12mm square bar, competitors to bring their own material with their general tools and PPE. Any special tools will be supplied by competition organisers.
Prizes 1st £75, 2nd £50, 3rd £25

Entries can be submitted online at www.nsas.org.uk/north-somerset-show/blacksmiths/
Or posted directly to competition secretary Keith Mahoney tel. 07771121144 email. keithmahoney02@aol.com

To download an official schedule use this link North Somerset Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2018

 

Royal Cornwall Show Competition Schedule 2018

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Royal Cornwall Show 7, 8, 9 June

Well done to Royal Cornwall Blacksmith Competition for getting their Schedule in super early, please support this great show!

  1. Any item made in the competitors workshop using ONLY traditional techniques.
  2. Any item produced in the competitor’s workshop using any methods preferred by the maker.
  3. An item of tooling such as a knife, axe, hammer, blacksmith tooling (tongs, jig, etc.) made in the competitors workshop using any methods.
  4. Any article produced in the competitor’s workshop of an artistic or sculptural design. Items in this class may use any methods preferred by the maker.
  5. Live Forging – Competitors have 30mins to make any saleable item.
  6. Live Forging – Using their own tools/stock competitors have 2 hours to produce an inspired by a child’s toy or game.
  7. Cornish Champion – Any article, interior or exterior, functional or sculptural, produced using any technique in the competitor’s workshop (Competitors must be a member of CBC).

To download the schedule in full click here https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/royal-cornwall-schedule-2018.pdf

Royal Bath & West Blacksmith Competition 2018 Schedule

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Royal Bath and West Show held at Shepton Mallet, Somerset on Wednesday 30, 31 May and 1, 2 June 2018

Ok, here’s the first of this years Blacksmith competition schedules… It’s a bit long winded for me so I have a short version for you…

Class WI 1 – Traditional or Contemporary designed ironwork, primarily of forged construction.

Class WI 2 – Live Forging 120 minutes to make ‘Something for the Living Room’.

Class WI 3 – An item of art or sculpture, using any method of construction

Class WI 4 – ‘The Peoples Choice’…. A daily 60 minute Live Forging, free choice contest with a daily prize of £25. Multiple entries allowed. Judged by member of the public and is not a NBCC round.

Click here to download this years Bath & West 2018 Competition Schedule.
Click here to download this years Bath & West 2018 Entry Form.

 

Competition dates 2018

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Hello, that time of year again and here are the dates for this years competitions.

You’ll notice straight away we have some conflicts which is very annoying, not to mention the NHIG BathIron2018 event also conflicts with the Three Counties Show too. So I’m guessing that quite a few of us will have to make some difficult decisions this year… but if you are of an optimistic outlook, I guess its better to have choices? I have three schedules in already for this year Bath & West, South of England and yours truly Edenbridge & Oxted. I’m pressing hard this year for all the NBCC Shows to give up thier schedule ‘secrets’ well, well before the actual Competition dates so we ALL have a chance to compete and/or attend the Competitions…. watch this space?

The North Somerset show – 7 May
The Devon County Show -17, 18, 19 May
The Royal Bath and West – 30. 31 June 1, 2 May
The Royal Cornwall show -7, 8, 9 June
South of England – 7, 8, 9 June
The Royal Three Counties show – 15, 16, 17 June
The Royal Welsh show 23, 24, 25, 26 July
The New Forest show – 24, 25, 26 July
The Edenbridge and Oxted Show – 26, 27 Aug
The Dorset County Show – 1, 2 September

Live Forging update for E&O 2017

Here’s a Competition update for the Live Forging Competitors at this years Edenbridge and Oxted Show.

Class G LIVE FORGING 100/100 COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 100 minutes. First prize £100. ‘To reproduce from a sample supplied on the day’.  You will need to bring the following specific tools in addition to your usual kit.

  1. A pair of tongs to hold 30 x 10mm flat (either 30mm on edge or 10mm on edge or both)
  2. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold 12mm round and square section.
  3. A sharp hot set/chisel (a hand held chisel is preferable to a rodded or handled tool)
  4. All materials will be supplied by show organisers.

Class H LIVE FORGING PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a hook and staple. Material supplied by organisers. Scaled photo available at http://wp.me/p4HK6q-h6 No extra cleaning up time allowed. You will need to bring the following specific tools in addition to your usual kit.

  1. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold 20mm round.
  2. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold a nominal 16mm square.
  3. A punch to facilitate a final drift of 16mm round.
  4. All materials will be supplied by show organisers.
  5. Please note. contrary to schedule the competition is to make the hook only (as photo below); staples are NOT required.
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Live Forging Pairs Competition 2017

 

Edenbridge & Oxted Schedule 2017

Class H LIVE FORGING PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a hook and staple. Material supplied by organisers. Scaled photo available at http://wp.me/p4HK6q-h6 No extra cleaning up time allowed. You will need to bring the following specific tools in addition to your usual kit.

  1. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold 20mm round.
  2. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold a nominal 16mm square.
  3. A punch to facilitate a final drift of 16mm round.
  4. All materials will be supplied by show organisers.
  5. Please note. contrary to schedule the competition is to make the hook only (as photo below); staples are NOT required.
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Live Forging Pairs Competition 2017