Edenbridge & Oxted Competition Schedule 2017

Time to get forging…. check out the one off best Gate cash prize £100 and the Live Forging prizes!

The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2017

All entries must be received by 18th August 2017

Judge for all classes (except C) – To be confirmed

Judge for class C – Mr Owen Bush AWCB

£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       ‘DAMASCUS’ (Any method of construction, material must be maker derived.)

D       INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)

E      A FIGURINE – (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.

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 100/100 COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 100 minutes ‘To reproduce from a sample supplied on the day’. Any special tools will be supplied. 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 hook and staple’. Material supplied by organisers. Scaled photo available at http://wp.me/p4HK6q-h6 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.

To download a schedule use this link E&O schedule 2017

To download an entry form use this link E&O Entry Form 2017

Last call for Edenbridge and Oxted entries 2016

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Last call for Blacksmith Competition entries 2016

Last call for entries at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions, there’s still time to enter Static pieces and take part in the Live Forging Contests. A schedule can be downloaded using this link https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… along with an E&O Entry Form 2016 https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…

E&O Show 3 1/2 weeks away..

In the interests of getting things going (and nostalgia on my part) here’s a great ‘walk about’ video taken by Remuna Picard of Tiki Forge last year.

There’s still time to enter the Competitions (details at The Competition page) but if that’s not your thing just come along for a chat and to soak up the unique experience of Blacksmith Competitions…. The rest of the Show is quite good too!

E&O Show 28-29 August 2016

Video courtesy of Remuna Picard, Tiki Forge.

One month to go before the Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge & Oxted Show this August Bank Holiday weekend.
There’s Static and Live Forging Competitions Sunday and Monday and there’s always room for ‘Display only’ (PM me for details).
More info at https://blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com/ or or you can download a schedule https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… and and entry form https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…

 

Edenbridge & Oxted 2016 Schedule

Here it is the official Edenbridge & Oxted 2016 Schedule I can also announce that Mr Kevin Boys is our main Judge and Mr Owen Bush is judging our specialist Damascus Class.

You can download a Entry form at either http://tinyurl.com/gwyvddj or Entry Form 2016

Don’t forget we’d like to have all the entries in for 18th August 2016, but if you forget or are just late we’ll try to fit you in right up to the Saturday before the Show. However if you leave it that late its unlikely we’ll be able to get you complimentary entry and parking tickets. Hope to see you at the end of August?

Edenbridge & Oxted schedule 2016

Here’s the provisional schedule for the Edenbridge & Oxted Show on 28th & 29th August 2016, we’re still waiting a few details before we publish the official document but this will help everyone prepare a bit.

Static classes:

A      TRADITIONAL (Made by hammer and hand)

B      CONTEMPORARY (Any method of construction)

C      ‘DAMASCUS’ (Any method of construction)

D      INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)

E      A FIGURINE – (Any method of construction)

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

Live forging classes:

G       LIVE FORGING COMPETITION – To forge on the showground in 90 minutes ‘an item that is described or depicted in one of William Shakespeare’s plays’. Competitors are to supply own bar and sheet materials. No preformed/shaped material allowed. No Striker. No extra cleaning up time allowed.

H       LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a pair of tongs to hold 6mm flat bar’. Competitors are to supply own materials. No extra cleaning up time allowed.

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

 

Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competition 2015 Results

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Live forging at the Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 2015

This years E&O Show results have been sent of to the NBCC Competition Committee so here’s the link to the web page Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competition 2015 Results

Its was a great Show as always, but there’s no Competition without Competitors, so on behalf of the Show Committee thanks again to all who took part and we hope to see you same place same time next year.

Edenbridge & Oxted Show 2015

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Richard & Ben Bradshaw forging and ultimate winners of the 45 minute Pairs competition

This year’s Show is over and as usual it was a fantastic two days of competition, socializing and friendship. Congratulations to the winners… And more importantly thanks to all the Smiths who weren’t. There’s no Competition without Competitors and we appreciate their hard work and commitment, but as the regulars to the Show know, socializing and banter is the main reason we all turn up every year. With that said, well done to the guys and girls who gave up their Bank Holiday weekend and competed, whether it was for tin cups, cash, a rosette or two or just to prove to themselves that they can do it (the most important win of all in my book!).

2015 shining stars were Remuna Picard with a beautiful, traditionally made fire screen, Richard Bradshaw’s contemporary designed helix Sommelier’s table, West Country Smith Brian Hill’s figurine and an amazing forged flower by Matt Garton in the 90 minute Live Forging Competition. Show newcomer Simon Hall from Devon, won the 20 minute Live Forging with a perfect ‘Wall Hook’ and father & son team Richard & Ben Bradshaw made the 45 minute pairs Live Forging look easy.

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The NBCC Static Champion was Remuna Picard with his fire screen and the Reserve Champion was Andrew Hall (Ash Ironworks, Devon) with a marvelous Damascus Sword. The NBCC Live Forging Champion was a relative newcomer to the Show and competition circuit, Matthew Garton who forged welded  an intricate stylised flower well within the 90 minute time limit. Yours truly (Nick Bates) won Reserve Champion with a speculative (& very lucky) design.
Detailed list of places will be posted on the E & O website shortly.

Thanks to the judges… Mr Paul Elliot FWCB, proprietor of ‘Hammer & Tongs’ Oxfordshire judged the Static classes and Mr Terrance Clark FWCB cast his wise and critical eye over the Live Classes. E & O Show prides itself on the quality and experience of its chosen Judges, and this year was no different, Terry gave an excellent (positive and constructive) critique of the Live Forging at the prize giving ceremony, with the added bonus of a ‘pitch’ regards to the ‘Ypres 2016′ event planned for June next year; Something we hope that the E & O Competitors and supporters will get involved in.

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Live Forging Classes judge Terry Clark announcing the Ypres 2016 event to the E&O Blacksmiths.

Further thanks are due to Mr Nigel Whitehead (current Prime Warden WCOB), the ‘Blacksmith’s friend’ Mr Hugh Adams, Mr Ron Denton, Sally Clark.
Thanks to the Sponsors for their continued support and the Show itself for its backing and help.

And finally Thanks to the Committee…. Eric & Jude Lamprell, Dave Harman, Richard & Becky Bradshaw (Ben & Katie too), Callow & Co..
There’s one more Competition Show on the NBCC circuit before we find out who is this years Champion Blacksmith and Live Forging Champion are. Dorset Show is the last show of the year and is held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September. After that, its slightly less than 8 months of practice and preparation before the new season of Competitions starting with the North Somerset Show on 2nd May 2016! (details at http://www.blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com as they become available)

In the meantime for your Competition ‘fix’ there is the annual St.Clements Day Forge In on 21 November 2015, National Trust’s Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2NW where there are always fun contests, including the infamous ‘snail race’.

That’s it for now. If you need more information about the shows, competitions or blacksmithing please check out the E&O Facebook page or the E&O website

22nd November 2014 St.Clements Day at Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Devon

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Forge fire at Live forging competitions

On 22nd November 2014 St.Clements Day Celebrations are held at Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Devon.

There’s lots of Blacksmith things going on including Demonstrations and Competitions.

This year there is the usual competition to make whatever you fancy in 120 minutes (bring your tools and materials) and the Great Snail Race where you have to make a snail that is free standing out of 200m of 10mm rd bar in the shortest possible time.

For more details talk to Ben Shapcott 0n 01837840046 or Email on benjamin.shapcott@nationaltrust.org.uk

Hope to see you there.

2014 Blacksmith Competition Winners

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2014 Blacksmith Competitions winners!

Congratulations to 2014 NBCC winners, a lot of hard work goes into their achievements and thanks to all who managed and organized the competitions.

Champion Static Competition winner is Malcolm Shepherd on 28 points winning at North Somerset and Dorset, with running up points at North Somerset and E&O.

Reserve Champion Static Competition winner is Richard Jones on 24 Points with wins at South of England and New Forest and a second at South of England.

Champion Live Competition winner is Richard Jones on a massive 38 points winning at Cornwall, South of England and Dorset, with running up points at North Somerset, New Forest and the Welsh.

Reserve Champion Live Competition winner is Paul Gilbert on 28 Points with wins at Devon County and Bath & West and a second places at Cornwall and Dorset.

Well done guys hopefully see you next year!