Hungarian Moustache

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  Big and bushy. The hair extends outward from the middle of the upper lip. All hair growing from more than 1.5 cm past the past the corner of the mouth must be shaved.
Styling aids* permitted.

When the Ottoman Empire sought to expand into Hungary in the 16th Century, Hungarian Hussars with elaborate moustaches defended their homeland from fully bearded invaders. Centuries later, the Hungarian moustache remains a symbol of Hungarian identity. The picture above is the oldest known depiction of the Hungarian Moustache, dating from the Fourth Century A.D.

Unofficial 2013 WBMC Results:

First: _______, Hungary
Second: _______, Hungary

Hungary appears to have claimed its due by taking first and second in the Hungarian Moustache category at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany on November 2, 2013. Official results with names to follow.

2011 WBMC Results:

First: Bruce Roe, USA
Second: Per-Dagfinn Pettersen, Norway
Third: Tore Moan, Norway


Roe (photo by Gregory Fett)

Trondhjem marked a milestone for Whisker Club president Bruce Roe who took gold in this category after finishing second in 2001 (the first trophy for an American at any WBMC), and third in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

Roe’s perennial nemesis Günter Rosin (pronounced “row-zeen”) from the East Bavarian Beard club stayed away from the Norway games. As of 2010, Rosin boasted 65 career wins in the 71 contests he had entered, including the firsts in this category in 2001, 2003, and 2007, along with seconds in 2005 and 2009. At the 2010 European Championship in Austria, Rosin even upset real Hungarian Kristóf Ambrus from the Hungarian Moustache Club, which is relatively new to international bearding. Perhaps Rosin knew that Roe’s club would be represented on the judging panel.

Stay tuned for the next chapter in Roe v. Rosin.





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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