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

Please contact Show Secretary Debbie Dallaway with any queries.

Champion of Champions 2022 – Mrs Maria Naylor

This takes place for 2022 at The Malvern Autumn Show 23-25 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  21-22 May
Devon County  30 May-2nd Jun  Royal Cheshire   21-22June
Royal Bath & West  2-4 June Staffordshire  1-2 June
Royal Cornwall  9-11June South of England 10-12 June
Royal Three Counties 17-19 June  Great Yorkshire   12-15July

Northern Championships 2022 – Judge Mr Chris Impey

The Northern Championships will be judged for 2022 at Great Yorkshire Show 12-15 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)  14 May Nottingham  14May
Northumberland  3 June  Suffolk County

South Suffolk

31 May-1 June

8th May

Honley  N/A 2022 Lincolnshire County  22-23June
Royal Norfolk 29-30 June Great Yorkshire  12-15 July

Southern Championships 2022 – Judge Mr Julian Newth
This works in exactly the same way as the Northern Championships and qualifiers can attend the final at Dorset County Show 3rd & 4th 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  29 May    
North Somerset 2 May Chertsey 10-11 Sept
Heathfield  28 May Egham  27-28August
South of England  10-12June Edenbridge & Oxted 28-29 August
South Gloucestershire 6-7August Singleton N/A 2022
Cranleigh N/A 2022
FINAL: Dorset (Dorchester)  TBA 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