English Moustache

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Slender. The hairs extend outward from the middle of the upper lip. The tips may be slightly raised. Hairs growing from beyond the corner of the mouth must be shaved.
Styling aids* permitted.


Unofficial 2013 WBMC Results:

First: Patrick Fette, USA
Second: Three-way tie including Sam Holcombe, USA


Kentucky’s Patrick Fette achieved a perfect score to take first place in this category at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany on November 2, 2013. Fette won the category at the 2012 National Championships in Las Vegas and took second at the 20133 USA Nationals in New Orleans.

There appears to have been a three-way tie for second, involving Sam Holcombe of the USA.

Official results coming soon!

2011 WBMC Results:

First: Tony Wyss, Switzerland
Second: Jeffrey Moustache, USA
Third: Jake Snake, UK

tony wyss

Right now the English category belongs to Switzerland, after Tony Wyss (right) managed to take gold in Norway. The judges chose experience over youth in this category, as Beard Team USA youngster and WBMC rookie Jeffrey Moustache took silver.

Wyss will face stiff competition in this category in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, with American youngsters Patrick Fette (left) and Samuel Holcombe (right) leading the challenge. Both challengers boast impressive credentials: Fette beat out Wyss in Las Vegas at the 2012 USA Nationals, while Holcombe took bronze in this category at the 2009 worlds in Alaska.

Samuel Holcombe

Germany is sure to be strong in this category too. Germany swept the podium Schömberg in 2001 and Carson City in 2003, but missed out in Berlin in 2005 actual Englishman Steve Parsons, dressed as an oh-so-English cricket player, bat in hand, won. Germany then re-established its stranglehold over England in this category with top honors in 2007 going to George Lutz and in 2009 to Lutz Giese, President of the Berlin Beard Club.

Note: The 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships will be conducted in accordance with the official Rules and Regulations of the Association of German Beard Clubs. The description set forth above is an unofficial English translation.

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