Mustache and Beard Competition
Like a lot of things regarding the game of worldwide bearding, the real history associated with the sport is shrouded in conflict. One Italian team promises it held initial championships in Northern Italy in the early 1970′s, it seems much more likely that modern competitive bearding an event began with a 1990 event organized and managed by the First Höfener Beard Club (1. Höfener Bartclub) in its home town Höfen/Enz, Germany, a tiny town inside Black woodland. In 1995, exactly the same club hosted the 2nd World Beard and Moustache Championships in the nearby city of Pforzheim.
After 1995, local beard groups in Northern Europe began organizing worldwide competitions every couple of years. In 1997, the Norwegian Moustache Club (Den Norske Mustaschklubben), based in Trondheim presented the competition in its home town of Trondheim. 2 yrs later on the Swedish Moustache Club (Svenska Mustaschklubben) organized the titles in Ystad, on severe south end of Sweden. In 2001, the Swabian Beard and Moustache Club (Schwäbische Bart- und Schnauzerclub) celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting the titles with its hometown of Schömberg.
Carson City 2003
Bearding came to United states in 2003 because of the World Beard and Moustache Championships® held in Carson City, Nevada as part of the yearly Nevada Day Celebration. Roughly 85 European beardsmen revealed their things to a crowd of enthused and surprised Americans together with the worldwide hit. Berlin’s Karl-Heinz Hille had been crowned grand champion and associates of German beard clubs won 36 associated with 57 trophies awarded. Unlike their European counterparts have been organized into local beard clubs, United States beardsman weren't affiliated with neighborhood groups, but competed as Beard Team USA®.
The Very First Berliner Beard Club (1. Berliner Bartclub) hosted the 2005 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Germany continued its domination, taking fourteen of the seventeen first-place honors. German Elmar Weisser took beginning in full beard freestyle division with a hirsute rendition of this number city’s historical Brandenburg Gate. Beard Team American fielded a solid squad but wasn't match toward number staff into the German capital.
In 2007 London’s Handlebar Club, which ironically forbids its members from having beards (moustaches only!) played host on titles inside seaside town of Brighton. The titles received a sellout group while countless facial-hair followers endured outside begging for tickets. This time around Weisser’s beard commemorated London’s Tower Bridge. Upstart Beard Team USA took five first-place trophies but Germany continued its domination with nine golds in most.