2012 Competition Results

We want to thank everyone who came out to compete and watch the 3rd Annual Beard & Moustache Competition benefiting Ozarks Food Harvest on Saturday, April 21 at Patton Alley Pub.  We had 63 contestants this year competing in seven different categories.  This was 31 more than we had last year.  We consider this an amazing turnout and could not have done it without the support and promotion from our community.

Ironically, we also doubled what we did for our charity this year, raising $5,223.73 in cash through sponsors, contestants, silent auction, raffle tickets and direct donations.  We also managed to collect 163 pounds of food for the Ozarks Food Harvest food bank.

The winners of each of the categories are as follows:

Moustache – Natural (ironically, we only had one contestant enter this category)
1st Place – Adam Lawrence

Moustache – Styled
1st Place – Jason White
2nd Place – Travis Gollub
3rd Place – Billy Angus

Partial Beard – Natural
1st Place – Chase Waggoner
2nd Place – Jesse Brown
3rd Place CD Retron

Partial Beard – Styled
1st Place – Bryan Calfy
2nd Place – Drew Summers
3rd Place – Chris Slater

Full Beard – Natural
1st Place – Eli Barb
2nd Place – Curtis Claybaker
3rd Place – D from Hooligan’s IceHouse

Full Beard – Styled
1st Place – Justin Huckaby
2nd Place – Cole Gurley
3rd Place – David Parker

Fake Beard
1st Place – Micah Even
2nd Place – Grace Rybarczyk
3rd Place – Roen Eddy

Best in Show
Steve Ames

Some of the photos from the event can be seen via this Flickr account, courtesy of Joshua Campbell of the MSU Standard.  More photos will be available soon from Anthony Williams Photography.  We’ll update this post as soon as they are available.

Happy New Year

Greetings and Happy New Year Hairy Ones.

Hope all is well in the Queen City this new year. 2011 is over and what a great year it was.

The 2011 Beard and Moustache competition, in Springfield, raised money for Isabel’s House and helped spread the word of the Beard….and moustache.

This year, proceeds from the Beard and Moustache competition will be benefiting the Ozark’s Food Harvest Backpack program. The program sends meals home with kids. Kids that might go hungry every night, if not for a great organization like OFH. We are proud to be helping them this year.

During our volunteer sessions we have been helping where help is needed. Ozark’s Food Harvest, Haven of the Ozarks no-kill animal shelter, Big Brothers/Big Sisters have all benefited from our help and generosity. Let’s keep it going. This year our volunteer sessions will be scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month.  January, we will be serving meals at the Kitchen from 1 to 1:30 on the 21st. Unfortunately the are only allowing 6 of us to volunteer, so sign up early.

Our monthly meeting is the 2nd Wednesday the month.  Join us at Patton Alley Pub to discuss volunteer sessions, beard grooming and maybe drink a beer or two. Attendance has been a little down lately and I encourage you all to get out and enjoy my company.  😉

Last, but not least, we are uber-proud (get it…uber pilsner) to announce that the Federation has joined forces with the coolest brewery in town.  Mother’s Brewing Company is our new sponsor and we can’t be happier. Looks like Mother’s main man, Jeff Schrag, will be one of the celebrity judges at the 2012 Queen City Beard and Moustache competition.

Which leads me to another last but not least…The Competition will be held Saturday, April 21st (moved up a month early) at our home away from home, The Patton Alley Pub.  Mark your calendars and grow that hair!

Whoa…another last but not least? And another mark your calendars? Sure, why not.  Go to beardteamusa.org and become a member of Beard Team USA get excited about the national competition to be held November 11th in Las Vegas.  Be there to compete or support your favorite Beard and Moustache Federation!

Hope to see you all soon!
el Presidente

Competition Wrap Up

Huge thanks to all of those who showed off their whiskers to help kids at the local Beard & Moustache Competition for Charity on June 4.  Not only did we manage to raise over $2700 for Isabel’s House Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, we had a really great time doing it.  Beards joined us from OKC Beard Club, Kansas City and Columbia, MO; and even Des Moines, IA.  We had a total of 32 contestants representing seven categories and the finishers are listed below:

Natural Moustache
#1: Devon Holcombe from OKC
#2: Jim
#3: Chris Slater

Styled Moustache
#1: Bryan Calfy
#2: Will

Natural Partial Beard
#1: Ryan Stoner

Styled Partial Beard
#1: Kyle Jeffries
#2: Jason “Whitey” White

Natural Full Beard
#1: Joe Livingston
#2: Craig Spicer from KC
#3: Spencer

Styled Full Beard
#1: Curtis Claybaker
#2: Aaron
#3: Travis Nance from OKC

Fake Beard or Moustache
#1: Grace Rybarczyk
#2: Christy Claybaker
#3: Kara Kincaid from Columbia

Sorry, folks….we’re in the process of getting the rest of the last names in place!

Rockabilly Rub Sponsors Queen City Beard & Moustache Federation

We’re stoked to announce that our own local hair and skincare product company, Rockabilly Rub, has become an annual sponsor!

Plus,  they are also a $250 level event sponsor for the upcoming competition. Their commitment to us is to provide the members of our federation a special discount all year round.  Sign up for their newsletter to receive the special promo code.  Plus, we’ll soon have a federation membership card available with this information on it.

Their all natural products will be on display and available for purchase at the competition on June 4th.  Not only are they made right here in Springfield, most of the ingredients used to make them are purchased locally at places like MaMa Jean’s natural market.  We’re talking about products like Stiff Upper Lip that mold your moustache into that perfect set of handlebars and Cobra Spit, that timeless classic bay rum aftershave for when you’re skin gets exposed after you shave that hair into a spectacular partial.

Never fear, ladies, rumor has it the Balmshell is an awesome lip balm with a spice your man will love to get close to.  We encourage you all to check it out and support those who support us.

Thanks for reading!

Tallgrass Brewing Company Sponsors Queen City Beard & Moustache Federation

Well folks, it’s official, we’re sponsored.  Tallgrass Brewing Company out of Manhattan, Kansas is just as passionate about beards and beer as we are.

We’re super excited about this partnership.  Jonathan Paulie of Wil Fischer Companies found us on Patton Alley Pub’s Facebook page and contacted us this week to work out the details.  Not only will they be our annual promotional sponsor, but they are also a $250 level sponsor for our upcoming beard and moustache competition supporting Isabel’s House Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks.

We’ve got all kinds of fun stuff coming around the corner including Federation member benefits, t-shirts and many other perks including some yummy beer.  Look for more details coming soon.  Until then, make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Monthly Federation Meetings

We hold our monthly meetings at Patton Alley Pub on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.  It’s very laid back, although we do talk about the updates and progress we’re making with promotions and fund raising.  We usually get home by 9pm at the latest.