The GOSPBC organises four special competitions each year open to club members only.

Champion of Champions 2020 – Judge TBA

This takes place for 2020 at The Malvern Autumn Show 26-27 September and brings together the winning first place and reserve pigs qualifying frommajor shows to compete for the prestigious Elwes Memorial Cup. Qualifying rosettes will be presented at each of the shows. (Competitors must be members of the BPA)

The winner receives not only the prestigious trophy for the year but a special rosette and sash and a cheque for £75. The runner-up receives a special rosette and a cheque for £25.

QUALIFIER SHOWS

SHOW DATES SHOW DATES
Welsh Spring  16th-17th May
Devon County 21st-23rd May  Royal Cheshire  16th-17th June
Royal Bath & West 28th-29th May Staffordshire 27th-28th May
Royal Cornwall 4th-6th June South of England 11th-13th June
Royal Three Counties 12th-14th June  Great Yorkshire  14th-16th July

Northern Championships 2020 – Judge TBA

The Northern Championships will be judged for 2020 at Great Yorkshire Show in July. Like the Champion of Champions, qualifier rosettes are awarded to the Breed Champions at each of the qualifier events listed below. Only pigs owned by GOSPBC members can take part in this competition.
The winner receives the Myrtle Styles Memorial Trophy for the year, a sash and special rosette and a cheque for £35. The runner-up receives a special rosette and a cheque for £15.

QUALIFIER SHOWS

SHOW DATES SHOW DATES
 Balmoral (NI)  13th-16th May Notts County 9th-10th May
Northumberland 25th May  Suffolk County

South Suffolk

27th-28th May

10th May

Honley 13th June Lincolnshire County 24th-25th June
Royal Norfolk 1st-2nd July Great Yorkshire 9th-11th July

Southern Championships 2020 – Judge TBA
This works in exactly the same way as the Northern Championships and qualifiers can attend the Dorset County Show for the final in September.  Prizes too are similar with a perpetual trophy, sash, rosette and cheque for £35 to the winner and a rosette and cheque for £15 to the runner-up. Only pigs owned by GOSPBC members can take part in this competition.

QUALIFIER SHOWS

SHOW DATES SHOW DATES
Dorset Rare Breeds 25th May    
North Somerset 4th May Chertsey 8th-9th August
Heathfield 23rd May Egham 29th-30th August
South of England 6-8th June Edenbridge & Oxted 30th-31st August
South Gloucestershire 1-2 August Singleton 19th July
Cranleigh 28th June
FINAL: Dorset (Dorchester) 5th-6th September

 

GOS Pig of the Year (Open to Club Members Only)
This last is a points-based competition for the individual pig which, throughout the show season, has accumulated the highest score of points from all shows. Application forms are sent to all exhibitors at the end of the show season and claims made in time for the prizes to be presented at the following AGM. The winner receives the Ray Sims Memorial Trophy for the year, a sash and rosette and the runner-up receives a rosette. All shows count towards the total points but the larger shows have a weighting factor applied. You can print a form to enter your pig here. GOSPBCPigoftheYearAwardPointsForm

A lot of effort goes into these events and if you are lucky enough to get a qualifier for any of them, do please make the effort to attend the finals and bring your prize-winner out to compete for the main prize!  Good Luck