North Somerset Show 1st May 2017

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Rhys Harlin (owner of Darenth Valley Forge) live forging at The North Somerset Show 2016

The Blacksmith Competition year starts with the North Somerset Show on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017.

Its the first of the Blacksmith Competitions and is an excellent way to start your Competition season, some early points will stand you in good stead for the overall NBCC championship.

This year the schedule is:

  1. Indoor
  2. Outdoor
  3. Artistic/Sculptural
  4. Live forging – 75 minutes to make on the showground “Something from a Nursery rhyme” you need to provide your own materials and tools. Forge, vice, anvil and fuel is supplied by the organisers.

You can download the official schedule at this link http://www.nsas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/schedule-17.pdf

Entry online is available at http://www.nsas.org.uk/north-somerset-show/blacksmiths/blacksmiths-entry-form/

Paper entry (to print off and send by post) is available at http://www.nsas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IRON-WORKING-ENTRY-FORM-A4.docx

Questions about classes, please contact the Chief Steward, Keith Mahoney (phone number on the schedule)
Entries will be accepted up to 8.00am on the day of the Show
For entries after 21st April, please contact Keith Mahoney direct.

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Results for North Somerset Show 2016

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Rhys Harlin proprietor of Darenth Valley Forge, Kent with his first place gate at this year’s North Somerset Show 2016

Results from this years first show are in already.

It was a good show with some excellent, quality forgework in the static classes, in particular Rhys Harlin’s gates and Sam Bailey’s Candle stick (seems ridiculous to call it such, as it was much a sculpture as something to give light). Looking forward to the next competition which is Devon County Show in two weeks.
Indoor
1st Folding Log rack, Mr R C Jones
2nd Table, Mr R C Jones
3rd Book Stand, Mr R C Jones
Outdoor
1st Pedestrian Gate, Mr R Harlin
2nd Garden gate, Mr S Hall
3dr Cultivator and bracket, Mr R C Jones
Artistic
1st  Poppy Seed Garden Gate, Mr R Harlin
2nd “The Couple” Sculptor, Mr S Bailey
3rd Table Lamp, Mr A Hall
Live Forging
1st Mr R C Jones, 2nd Mr A Hall, 3rd Mr J Price
Show Champion (static) NBCC
Mr R Harlin large gate
Reserve (static) NBCC
Mr R Harlin  Poppy seed gate
Live Forging Champion NBCC
Mr R C Jones
Live Forging Reserve NBCC
Mr A Hall
Public vote winner
Mr Sam Bailey “The Couple” Sculptor

And the winning member of the public for taster day experience  “Tricia”

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Somerset Show Blacksmith Competitions 2016

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This year the Somerset Show is held on Monday 2nd May 2016 (early May Bank Holiday) and is the first of the ten NBCC Competitions. This years provisional schedule is:

1. Static Indoor
2. Static Outdoor
3. Artistic,
4. Live Forging – 1 1/4 hrs to forge (on the showground) a copy of a sample supplied by the judge (Paul Allen LWCB FWCB). Material, forge, fuel and anvil supplied.

There will be a downloadable schedule and entry form at NSCAS Website closer to the Show date, however I will give you the links here as soon as I receive them.

In the meantime relax and concentrate on making your static pieces because you can’t do any preparation or practice for this years Somerset Live Forging Competition…. just turn up and compete!

UPDATE 23/2/16 – You can enter online through this link North Somerset Show 2016

North Somerset Show 2015 Results.

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Joanna Williams Artistic Class 2nd place winner, First time entrant!.- photo by Joanna Williams/Fireironart

Here are the Competitions results for this years North Somerset show. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the Judge Mr Andrew Hall FWCB, the show organiser Mr Richard Jones FWCB and the show stewards. Well done to all the competitors your hard work and planning is appreciated.

Photos of the show can be viewed at this link Somerset Show 2015

There was an extra Class for Churchill Academy, the Show is keen to run a student/ novice class so hopefully this will become a regular class for Students and Apprentices.

First and second places in the Live Forging automatically go into the NBCC Live Forging Championship as will the Show Champion and Reserve.

Class 1 Indoor

1st Mr M Shepherd with a Toasting fork

2nd Mr M Shepherd with a Trivet

3rd Mr S Hall with a Coffee Table

Class 2 Outdoor

1st Mr D Harman with a Dragon Door Knocker

2nd Mr S Hall with a Large Hanging Bracket

3rd Mr R C Jones with a fire Pit Log Roller

Class 3 Artistic

1st Mr K MaHoney with a Gentleman’s Boot Scraper

2nd Ms J Williams with a Bouquet of Calla Lilly’s

3rd Mr B Hill with a Tree Sculptor

Class 4 Live (latch in 75 mins)

1st Mr D Harman

2nd Mr S Hall

3rd Mr R C Jones

Show Champion

Mr K MaHoney

Reserve Champion

Mr M Shepherd

Public Vote

Mr B Hill with Tree Sculptor with over 3rd of votes

Special Class

For Churchill Academy 6th form students final A level project

1st Mr Joseph Lyons

First round of NBCC competitions 2015

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This May Bank Holiday the first round of the NBCC Blacksmith Competitions is held at the North Somerset Show 2015 (not 2014 as in the picture… no one has won any 2015 shields yet!)
You still have time to enter both the Static and Live Forging Classes. This years ‪#‎liveforging‬ class is to make a ‘latch’ on in 75 minutes (fire, fuel and anvil supplied) more details at https://www.facebook.com/Blacksmithcompetition
Or you can enter on line using this link https://blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com/…/blacksmit…/%20
The schedule is downloadable here https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/somerse…
Next NBCC competition round is the Devon Show 21, 22, 23 May at Westpoint Showgound, Nr. Exeter.

The Somerset Show 2015 Official schedule

Here’s the official North Somerset Wrought Ironwork Schedule 2015 print it off and send your entries by post. Or you can enter On-Line a www.nsas.org.uk/north-somerset-show/blacksmiths/ 

Unlike other Shows North Somerset Competitions accept entries right up to 8.00am on the morning of the show. Live Forging entries are the same….. if there is space on the Forges.

The Somerset Show 4th May 2015

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Richard Jones. West Country Blacksmith, Live forging competition.

The Somerset Show is held on 4th May 2015 (early May Bank Holiday) and is the first of the ten NBCC Competitions. This years schedule is:

1. Static Indoor
2. Static Outdoor
3. Artistic,
4. Live Forging – 1 1/4 hrs to make a Latch to competitor’s own design. Forge, fuel and anvil supplied, material not!

Please comment to request more detail, or how to enter.