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 for 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

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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

Still time to enter this years E&O Blacksmith Competition

Still time to enter this year’s competition or just put the date in your diary and come along and see what its all about….
Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 27th & 28th August 2017
or check out the E&O Facebook page

The Dorset County Show Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September

 

The Dorset County Show is a two day competition on 2nd & 3rd September and is held at the Cokers Frome Showground just north of Dorchester.

This years schedule is`:

Class 1: An item of Ironwork for indoor use

Class 2: An item of Ironwork for outdoor use

Class 3: An item of Ironwork of a contemporary nature.

Class 4: Live Forging – To make on the Showground in 30 minutes a saleable item competitors to supply their own material.

Class 5: Live Forging – To make on the showground in 60 minutes “an item of door furniture” competitors to supply their own material.

For more detail you can download the full schedule using this link Dorset County Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2017

And to download an Entry Form use this link Dorset County Blacksmith Competition Entry Form 2017

Richard Jones – Blacksmith

 

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Richard Jones live Forging at E&O 2016

Very sorry to say that one of our biggest supporters and friend passed away last Thursday evening. Richard was so passionate and involved in Blacksmiths and Forging Competitions, the NBCC blacksmith competition circuit and Worshipful Company of Blacksmith engagements that we will be missed greatly.

This year we’ll have a selection of his last work for sale at Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competitions, all proceeds will go to his surviving family.

A great man and a great Blacksmith, we’ll miss you Richard! Richards Funeral will be held at 3.15pm on Thursday 22nd June at Haycombe crematorium, 209 Whiteway road, Bath, BA2 2RQ.

South of England Show Blacksmith Competitions 8th, 9th & 10th June 2017

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David Mortimer 90 minute Live Forging

South of England Show Blacksmith Competitions  is around the corner. David Mortimer has worked emensely hard to get this Competition off the ground so please support the competition and the newly formed SEBA (South East Blacksmiths Association)

The Competition this year is:
Class A: Traditional Static 1st=£60, 2nd=£40
Class B: Contemporary Static 1st=£60, 2nd=£40
Class C: Traditional Live forging 1st=£60, 2nd=£40 90 minutes to forge on the showground ‘a moving Hinge’ competitors are to  provide own materials, no cleanup time.
Class D: Composite Pattern Welded piece 1st=£50
Class E: Student static piece: 1st=£60, 2nd=£40
Peter Begent Award: 1st=£50
Camelia Botnar Foundation Cup

To enter…. contact David Mortimer (Mort) at Firebird Forge

New Forest & Hampshire County Show 25th, 26th and 27th July 2017

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Crowd watching live forging competitions

2017 BLACKSMITHS COMPETITION SCHEDULE
CLASS ONE – SET PIECE
Competitors are required to make “a time piece or a piece from a time gone by”. The work should primarily be of forged construction.
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS TWO – 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 £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS THREE – OVER £250 IN VALUE
Traditional or contemporary, primarily of forged construction
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS FOUR – INDUSTRIAL
Competitors are required to submit an item of industrial or general metalwork (e.g. forged or fabricated component parts, jigs, tools, etc MMA, MIG, TIG etc allowed but priority given to forged items)
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS FIVE – ARTISTIC/SCULPTURAL
Items of Artistic Metalwork, any method of construction
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS SIX – 90 MINUTE LIVE FORGING
Competitors are required to make on the Showground a decorative or practical head for a hand held stick or staff. A clean up time of 5 minutes is permitted away from fire. A striker is permitted
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS SEVEN – 20 MINUTE LIVE FORGING
Competitors are required to make on the showground a saleable object in 20 minutes
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
CLASS EIGHT – MILITARY BLACKSMITHS COMPETITION
2 hour “open class” (Open to Servicemen only)
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
NEW FOREST GRAND PRIX
For the overall winner on aggregate points including live competitors
Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20
To download an entry form and schedule from the official new forest show website use this link New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule 2017
JUDGE:
Classes 1 – 9  Eric Lamprell FWCB
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