The GOSPBC organises four special competitions each year three of these are open to club members only.
Please contact Show Secretary Debbie Dallaway with any queries.
Champion of Champions 2023 – TBA
This takes place for 2023 at The Malvern Autumn Show 22-24 September and brings together the winning first place and reserve pigs qualifying from 9 major 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.
|Welsh Spring||20-21 May|
|Devon County||18 May||Royal Cheshire||20-21June|
|Royal Bath & West||1-3 June||Staffordshire||31 May-1 June|
|Royal Cornwall||8-10June||South of England||9-11 June|
|Royal Three Counties||16-18 June||Great Yorkshire||11-14July|
Northern Championships 2023 – Judge TBA
The Northern Championships will be judged for 2023 at Great Yorkshire Show 11-14 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.
|Balmoral (NI)||10-14 May||Nottingham||13May|
|Northumberland||27 May||Suffolk County
| 31 May-1 June
|Honley||1 July||Lincolnshire County||21-22June|
|Royal Norfolk||28-29 June||Great Yorkshire||11-14 July|
Southern Championships 2023 – Judge TBA
This works in exactly the same way as the Northern Championships and qualifiers can attend the final at Dorset County Show 2nd-3rd 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.
|Dorset Rare Breeds||29 May|
|North Somerset||1st May||Chertsey||12-13 Aug|
|South of England||9-11June||Edenbridge & Oxted||27-28 August|
|South Gloucestershire||5-6August||Singleton||too late in yr|
|Cranleigh||NO Show 2023|
|FINAL: Dorset (Dorchester)||2-3 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