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

Blacksmith competition, Edenbridge and Oxted Show, Blacksmith, Hand forged, Ironwork, Forge, Wrought Ironwork, Hot Forged, Blacksmithing, 2015

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

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South of England Show 9th, 10th, 11th June 2016

Blacksmith competition, Edenbridge and Oxted Show, Blacksmith, Hand forged, Ironwork, Forge, Wrought Ironwork, Hot Forged, Blacksmithing, 2015

David Mortimer 90 minute Live Forging

Here’s this years Blacksmith competition schedule for this years South of England Show. As in previous years only the group A classes are part of the NBCC national championship:

 

NBCC COMPETITION

TRADITIONAL

Group A Class1 – Traditional

 

CONTEMPORARY

Group A Class 1 – Contemporary

 

LIVE FORGING

Group A Class 2 – Live Forging

90 minutes to forge an item on the showground using the theme ‘The Forest’
Materials to be supplied by competitor.

The following Categories are not part of the  NBCC competitions.

Group B Class 3 – Traditional

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only

Group B Class 3 – Contemporary

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only

 

Group B Class 4 – WCB Metalwork Award for ‘Young Craftsman of the Year’

 

Group B Class 5 – LIVE FORGING
Materials to be supplied by the competitor ,
wins PETER BEGENT AWARD

Group B Class 6 – Static competition ‘A Candlestick’ (open to Camelia Botnar Foundation Students only) wins CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION CUP

More information is available at http://www.southofenglandblacksmiths.org/

South of England Show Results 2015

 

South of England Show, Blacksmith competition, Edenbridge and Oxted Show, Blacksmith, Hand forged, Ironwork, Forge, Wrought Ironwork, Hot Forged, Blacksmithing

The results for this years South of England Show are in use this link to view them South of England Show 2015 results Well done to Kevin Boys for winning Best in Show with his Archer (to be viewed at the Tower of London)

It was a tough Show for the SOE committe as it clashed with the Royal Three Counties Show at Malvern (also a NBCC round). In addition they had come back to the Ardingly Show ground after a years absence only to find the Show organisers had moved their previously agreed pitch at the last minute. However Mike, Merv and David still managed to put on a great show along with the usual friendly atmosphere. Check out their show website at http://www.southofenglandblacksmiths.org/

The South of England Show 11th, 12th & 13th June 2015 schedule

Here’s the schedule for this year’s South of England Show being held at The Ardingly Showground as in previous years. Only the group A classes are part of the national championship.

NBCC COMPETITION

TRADITIONAL

Group A Class1 – Traditional

 

CONTEMPORARY

Group A Class 1 – Contemporary

 

LIVE FORGING

Group A Class 2 – Live Forging

2hrs- Forge hanging candelabra for three candles
It must be able to be height adjustable from a ceiling hook
and candles must be prevented from dripping wax below
No spikes are allowed to support the candles
and the candelabra should be as decorative as possible.
striker permitted no cleaning up time allowed.
Materials to be supplied by competitor in straight bar stock
and sheet only. No pre-formed work to be included.
No striker or clean up time

The following Categories are not part of the  NBCC competitions.

Group B Class 3 – Traditional and Contemporary

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only

Group B Class 4 – LIVE FORGING

1 hr- Forge a set of cutlery: a knife, fork and a spoon
They should be as decorative and as good a finish as possible
While being functional.
Materials to be supplied by the competitor in straight bar stock
and sheet only. No per-formed work to be included.

wins PETER BEGENT AWARD

Group B Class 5 – STATIC EXHIBITS

wins CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION CUP

More information is available at http://www.southofenglandblacksmiths.org/

2015 NBCC Competition dates

I hope you are getting ready for a busy new season of Blacksmith Competitions.

I’m writing mid January 2015 so there’s still plenty of time for you to make something for the static competitions. Each Competition Round has classes peculiar to the individual show, but if you base your efforts on 1. Static Traditional design and make class, 2. Static Contemporary design and make class, 3. Live forging.

As the Shows submit their schedules I will post them for you, I’ll also offer some hints to successful competition submissions in a later posts.

The dates for your calender are:

The North Somerset Show – 4 May (May Bank Holiday)
The Devon County Show – 21, 22, 23 May (3 days)
The Royal Bath and West Show – 27, 28, 29, 30 May (4 days)
The Royal Cornwall Show – 4, 5, 6 June (3 days)
The South of England Show – 11, 12, 13 June (3 days)
The Three Counties Show – 12, 13, 14 June (3 days)
The Royal Welsh Show – 20, 21, 23 July (3 days)
The New Forest Show – 28, 29, 30 July (3 days)
The Edenbridge and Oxted Show – 30, 31 August (2 days)
The Dorset County Show – 5, 6 September (2 days)

Look forward to seeing you there.

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

Hosted at Hobbledown Farm, Epsom instead of its usual home at South of England Showground.

Here’s this years schedule.

NBCC COMPETITONS 

TRADITIONAL

Group A Class1 – Traditional

 

COMTEMPORARY

Group A Class 1 – Contemporary

 

Judged by Steve Miller A.W.C.B

 

LIVE FORGING

Group A Class 2 – Live Forging

Competitors will be given 2 hours

to produce an item on the theme of `MUSIC`

Competitors are to provide their own material

 

Judged by Kevin Boys  A.W.C.B


Not NBCC round

Group B Class 3 – Traditional and Contemporary

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only

Group B Class 4 – LIVE FORGING

using Material supplied by show

wins PETER BEGENT AWARD

Group B Class 5 – STATIC EXHIBITS

wins CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION CUP

 

Judged by  Kevin Boys AWCB

Visit South of England Blacksmiths to enter….