Boy, those moustached fellas don’t miss a trick. Following yesterday’s post focusing on the American Mustache Institute, a nice man representing the World Beard & Moustache Championships 2007 got in touch to alert us Britishers to their event. It’s held on September 1st in Brighton, which is frankly rather more convenient than Missouri. Like the AMI, the Championships aim to raise money for charity (The Rockinghorse Appeal).
As you’d expect from a body of folk used to keeping things neat and tidy, the event looks extremely well-organised. Check out the event schedule for proof. I for one would definitely take part in the "Parade", which runs from 11am. Later on the competition proper takes place (partial and full beards are catered to), before a buffet supper (runny eggs excluded, one hopes).
Looking at the website led me onto the site for the World Beard and Moustache Association (WBMA), which encourages relations between moustache enthusiasts from across the hairy planet; and also a site for Tacheback,
which is another charity event which raises money by encouraging blokes
to grow a "sponsored moustache". And we mustn’t forget Movember – when the hirsute from around the globe grow ‘taches to raise money and awareness for causes related to male health issues.
Finally, thanks to Tony Zagora, Director of International Affairs for
the American Mustache Institute, for getting in touch. He points out
that should us Brits like to submit suggestions for Best Sports
Mustache of All Time, we can indeed do so. Gentlemen, submit your Mark
Lawrensons, Graeme Sounesses (Sounii??) and David Seamans (Seamen??) here.
Meanwhile, if someone could tell me what I can do to grow one of the
bloody things without looking like a hillbilly paedo, that would be