The GOSPBC organises four special competitions each year open to club members only. These competitions will resume for the 2022 Show Season subject to confirmation. 

Please contact Show Secretary Debbie Dallaway with any queries.

Champion of Champions 2022 – Judge TBA

This takes place for 2022 at The Malvern Autumn Show  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   May
Devon County  May  Royal Cheshire   June
Royal Bath & West  May Staffordshire  May
Royal Cornwall  June South of England  June
Royal Three Counties  June  Great Yorkshire   July

Northern Championships 2022 – Judge TBA

The Northern Championships will be judged for 2022 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)   May Notts County  May
Northumberland  May  Suffolk County

South Suffolk

 May

 May

Honley  June Lincolnshire County  June
Royal Norfolk  July Great Yorkshire  July

Southern Championships 2022 – 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  May    
North Somerset  May Chertsey  August
Heathfield  May Egham  August
South of England  June Edenbridge & Oxted  August
South Gloucestershire August Singleton  July
Cranleigh June
FINAL: Dorset (Dorchester)  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