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

Royal Cornwall Show 8, 9 & 10th June 2017

 Blacksmiths' CompetitionRoyal Cornwall Show 8, 9 & 10th June 2017

Blacksmith Section Prize Schedule 2017

Blacksmith Section Entry Form 2017

For further details contact:

Cecily Berryman

tel: 01208 816726

email: cecily@royalcornwall.co.uk

Devon Show competition schedule 18th-20 May

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The Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions are held for three days at the end of May at the Westpoint Showground, just outside Exeter, Devon.

Considering the Competition is just 5 weeks away and I have certain advantages running this website in acquiring schedules ahead of time…. this one has been a challenge. Thanks to Paul Gilbert for scanning his treasured copy of the schedule. These schedules seem to be as rare as Hen’s teeth and the entry forms are virtually non existent. Something tells me that the Devon Show Blacksmith Competition head of Public Relations needs to buck his ideas up?

With that said I really hope the competitions are a success for the sake of the Smiths who managed to gleen a copy of the schedule and bother to enter.

Here’s what I found:

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 –  Any article produced in the competitors workshop of a sculptural or feature design, (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 any item, bring your own tools and materials.

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  ‘Something from home‘ 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, https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/devon-show-schedule-2017.pdf unfortunately you can’t download one from the Devon Show website itself.

An entry form can be downloaded here https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/devon-show-entry-form-2017.pdf

Royal Bath and West Show Blacksmith Competition 2017

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The Royal Bath and West Show Blacksmith Competitions are held on 31st May to June 3rd this year at the Shepton Mallet Showground and is the second round of the NBCC Championship.

All change at this years B&W Show though. New forge site and new type of competition. The venue remains the same but the Forge site has been moved to the Countryside area, which should give the competitors better access and a different level of public exposure.

The competition is greatly simplified with essentially three classes.

  1. A static free choice class, upon the NBCC championship will be a part of.
    1st £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20
  2. A 120 minute live forging class to make a ‘floral item’ to be included in NBCC live forging championship. 1st £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20
  3.  A daily 60 minute live forging competition, where the winner of each day’s work is awarded £25 prize money.
Entry fees when booked in advance are simplified too, a £20 blanket entry fee (incl VAT) for as many entries as you may wish to make in any of the classes…..or a £5 per day fee for the 60 minute live for those of you who left it to late…. I think? Best to check as always with this years Cheif Steward who I believe is Mr Keith Mahoney.

To download a schedule use this link http://www.bathandwest.com/media/2017-Wrought-Iron-Schedule.pdf

To download an entry form (POSTAL entries close on 19th May) http://www.bathandwest.com/media/Wrought-Iron-Entry-Form.pdf

Royal Three Counties Show Schedule 16, 17 & 18 June 2017

This year’s Royal Three Counties Show is held at the Malvern Showground on 16th, 17th and 18th June 2017.

As usual the RTCS offers professional and student classes for both Farriers and Blacksmith…..read the schedule carefully. There is a separate entry form for Classes R.10 & R.11 Farrier competition entries close on 27th April 2017 and Blacksmiths on 15th June 2017

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 to make at least 3 links, £5 entry, £100 prize winner takes all!

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

R3. Student Set piece Live Smithing – 60 minutes, £5 entry, prize money to four places.

Use this link to download a Blacksmiths schedule

Use this link to download a Farriers entry form

Use this link to download a Blacksmiths entry form

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

A walk round this year’s E&O marquee.

A short clip of an informal walk around the marquee at this years Static Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. Did you know that Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition has a YouTube channel? Well it has, if you want to check it out you can use this link E&O YouTube

Live Forging Competition at Edenbridge & Oxted Show 2016

A nice Clip of Henry Rogers a local Blacksmith having a go at the NBCC Live Forging Competition at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Show. Henry has a Forge in Edenbridge, which probably make him our most local Smith and well as the youngest.

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…

Royal Cornwall Show 9, 10, 11 June 2016 Schedule

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With just over a month to go before the competition, the Royal Cornwall Show has released its Blacksmith Competition Schedule. The Show is held at Wadebridge and is on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11the June 2016. Getting hold of the schedule and entry form is proving difficult but I’ve managed to get a copy and linked it here Royal Cornwall Show Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2016 (thanks Simon Hall!)

7 Classes in all, to be judged by Richard Bent FWCB

  1. Static Indoor – Any item for indoors use made in the competitor’s workshop using traditional blacksmithing methods.
  1. Static Outdoor – Any article for outdoor use made in the competitor’s workshop using traditional blacksmithing methods.
  1. Static Artistic – 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.
  1. Live Forging – Competitors have two hours to make ‘a Hanging Basket Bracket on a Celtic theme’ using their own tools and materials. Forge, fuel and anvil provided.
  1. Static ‘Functional Item’ – Any functional item produced in the competitor’s workshop. Items in this class may use any methods preferred by the maker.
  1. Live Forging – Competitors have 30mins to make a ‘Saleable item’ using their own tools and materials. Forge, fuel and anvil provided.
  1. Cornish Champion – Open to Cornish Smiths only.