Full Beard Natural
The beard appears as it grows naturally. The more natural the better! The moustache may not be highlighted. The beard may not be curled under at the bottom!
No styling aids* permitted.
This is it! The Marathon, the main event, the Real McCoy, the Superbowl. No “tips pointed upward,” nothing narrow and pointed, just who has the best beard! Length is important, but isn’t everything. Mass, density, shape, color, and overall impression all count. This category always draws the largest number of contestants and the most heated competiton.
2011 WBMC Results:
First: Rooty Lundvall, USA
Second: Jack Passion, USA
Third: Alois Plettl, Austria
America has taken over this category, winning it at three out of the last four WBMC’s. Going into Trondhjem, many people expected BTUSA phenom Jack Passion (pictured below on the right, photo by Dave Mead) and two-time defending champ to win. Passion won his first title in Brighton in 2007 at the age of 23 and repeated in Alaska in 2009. He was also the reigning European Champion in this category, having won the Euro crown in Austria in October, 2010 as well as the current German champ, a title he won in Stuttgart in March, 2011. But the judging panel that included at least one Whisker Club member ranked Passion behind the Whisker Club’s Lundvall (pictured below on the left, photo by Greg Fett).
Passion will not compete in Leinfelden-Echterdingen.
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.