Monday, July 16, 2007

BTUSA - Hard Times BMC Results

Dedicated Fans, a self confessed facial hair groupie, and a sterling group of contestants turned out for the first annual BMC in Alexandria on Saturday 14 July 2007.
Good music, chili and beer all added to fun.


Late arriving contestant, allowed into artificial catagory "uncontested".






John Sander from the "Seaport Foundation" of Alexandria with "The General" just before the contest.






"Walk-on" late entry contestant Chris Olney from Potomac River Boat Company.









From left to right, Judge Michelle Renee, "The General", Walt Catrow (1st in Partial Beard) and Judge Katie L. Thompson.






Steve Cline brought the most facial hair to the contest, but was edged out. Not by a wisker, but by a wink.







In front of the Hard Times Cafe on King Street, from left to right, "The General, Steve Cline and Santa JG Fullagar. "The Horse with No Name" can be seen in the back of the antique pick-up standing just behind the group.


A professional Santa, JG used his magic "Wink" to win over the judges and his jovial wish list banter and "finger a-side of his nose" to out score new comer Steve Cline.







JG Fullagar came back for the "shoot-out" with the first place contestants from each catagory and this time used his magic sleigh to fly over Walt "the Wookie" Catrow for "Best in Show". Walt looked like he was loosing a member of the family, as "The General" handed the crisp new $100 to the Grand Winner.




In another "shoot-out" at the beer kegs, Hard Times Special brew edged out Bud Light on perfect night for Western Music, Facial Hair, Chili Dogs and Beer.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Theme Song

The theme song for the Beard and Moustache Contest is:
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"Pencil thin Mustache" by Jimmy Buffett
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Our local radio station WMZQ at 98.7 can be called at:
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800 - 505 - 0098
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call early and often.
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thank you
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Favorite Son


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John Lee is racing to add some growth for Saturday.
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As a direct desendant of Robert E Lee
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John kind of bumps "The General" down a peg as local favorite.
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See ya-all there!



Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Steve Cline

Steve is a Beard Team USA member who will be making his first contest appearance here in Alexandria.







Welcome Steve!
You are a solid Full Beard Contender.
Steve is driving down from Fulton NY, so at this point he is our contestant traveling the longest distance.
Check out his space:
If you haven't heard of the band, it is going to be a special treat at the after contest party.

The Christmas Attic

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Perhaps JG helped a sponsor decide to give us some bearded ornaments to go along with the cash prizes for 1st. place.

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http://www.christmasattic.com
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Monday, July 09, 2007

JG Fullagar


A fellow member of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas.
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Driving down from Baltimore.
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This is an example of a Full Beard.
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If a large group of Red Suits applies, I will make an extra catagory just for them!
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Everybody better be nice!
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Billy Clements and the Pick ups

There will be a hot band for the alley hoe down this Saturday.
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The forcast on Monday night is for a cooling down to a high of 80 and lower humidity on Saturday. This is good, but wear cool clothing, the contest is outdoors.
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Check out the band at:
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Contestants Cruise to Mount Vernon on Friday

For those who are interested, there is a Potomac River Boat Company cruise to Mount Vernon on Friday the day before the BMC.
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Just use the WEB site here to make your reservation:
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http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/mountvernon_cruise.php
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local tours and roundtrip rides to Georgetown are also available at pages linked to the Mount Vernon page site.

This is just a no host, extra event for those who would like a little something different for their visit to Alexandria.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Hard Times Cafe

Alexandria Virginia - Hard Times Cafe
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Beard Team USA
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Beard and Moustache Contest
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Catagories and Rules of Judging
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Categories
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Competitors will be organized into 3 categories
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Moustache, Partial Beard, and Full Beard
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additional categories may be added if a large enough sub category registers.

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Judging
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1. Saturday afternoon, during late registration,

from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

at that time, each competitor will attend a "pre-judging" where the intended category is confirmed. Each competitor will be issued a competion number to be attached to their clothing.
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from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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contestants will make themselves available on the sidewalk for press photo's and interviews.

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Starting at 5:00

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2. The participatants will be presented in a group, then individually to the judges.
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3. Each judge will rank the competitors from 10 to 1. (10 being best)
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4. Scores from all the Judges will be added together. The positions of first, second and third must be decided clearly. In the event of ties, a tie breaker vote of judges will be conducted.
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5. Protest of any decisions of the judges will result in disqualification from the competion.
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6. Every competitor will receive a certificate.
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7. The first, second and third place finishers will receive a prize.

Pre-registration
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E-Mail registration is recommended.
each category will be limited to 10 contestants.
send an E-Mail to;
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A JPEG photo that can be posted will be used for pre-judging.
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Press coverage - photo ops
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From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
competitors will position themselves along the sidewalk on King Street
for photos and interviews.
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contest begins at 5:00 pm
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Hard Times Cafe will have a live band play for a "Hoe Down" in the Alley.
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dance from 6:30 to 11:00
$5 cover - BMC contestants and a SO free
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Road House Chili and Beer will be for sale inside.
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First Contestant to Register


Walt is bringing his "Natural Goetee" to the Partial Beards Catagory.
The ten dollar entry fee's will bring $100 to the lucky winner.
Walt says "bring what you got!"
For the ladies, Walt is single and active.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

BTUSA Beard and Moustache Contest (BMC)


Beard Team USA will host a BMC

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Saturday
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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followed by outdoor dance
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in the alley behind
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HardTimes Cafe
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1404 King Street
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Alexandria Virginia 22314
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Late Registration from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Numbers limited.
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Catagories will include: Full Beard, Partial Beard and Moustache.
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If interest is shown, a catagory will be added for artificial facial hair. (children or ladies)
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Sunday, July 01, 2007

NOVA Beard and Moustache Championships


The First NOVA Beard and Moustache Championships
will held
Saturday 14 July 2007
at the
Hard Times Cafe
in
Alexandria Virginia