About the North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance

β€œAn alliance is an agreement or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests.”

The North American Competitive Beard & Moustache Alliance is a We’re here to help clubs publicize, promote, and pull off the best comps they can to help the local charities they're supporting!

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NACBMA member clubs have come together to build a strong and resilient competitive bearding community, excited for upcoming events.

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We believe that a rising tide lifts all ships and we work together to facilitate communication and discussion within the greater bearding community.

Founding

The day following the 2011 National Championships in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a group of 9 clubs got together with the concept of forming an alliance to help grow and promote the charity beard and moustache competitions held by hometown clubs, and provide a group to help coordinate and schedule events. The end result was the North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance (NACBMA), A.K.A. "The Alliance."

The main points being:

  • A consistent framework for judging (scoring, categories).

  • Coordination of events (to prevent overlaps, help publicize events both before and after).

  • No cash prize awards, and clubs are strongly encouraged to use profits for charity.

  • To establish a North American championship.

  • A better foundation and organization for North American clubs to join the World Beard and Moustache Association if desired.

Current Setup

We've followed the basics of the World Beard & Moustache Association model:

  • An Executive Board, w/a President and 4 Vice Presidents to better direct activities and delegate responsibilities, and a Secretary/Information Officer.

  • Full and Associate Member Club designations were established.

    • Some simple qualifications for clubs were set up to make sure established clubs could lead the way and guide new clubs, while making sure they a voice.

  • Organizing the Great American Beard & Moustache Championship, chosen via Olympic-style bids by Full Member Clubs every even-numbered year.

The Executive Board

PRESIDENT

RYAN GORE

Derby City Whisker Club

Louisville, Kentucky

VICE PRESIDENT

CHAD ROBERTS

RVA Beard League

Richmond, Virginia

VICE PRESIDENT

JAMIN O'MALLEY

The Minnesota Beard and Moustache Coalition

Minneapolis, Minnesota

VICE PRESIDENT

JEN ANDERSON

Bearded Hero

South Milford, Indiana

VICE PRESIDENT / 2022 GABMC HOST CLUB DELEGATE

GREG SCHOENWOLF

Salty Saints Social Club & Facial Hair Society

Salt Lake City, Utah

SECRETARY / INFORMATION OFFICER

ALLY ECHEVARRIA

Canyon State Beard Club

Maine, by way of California

The Great American Beard & Moustache Championship

With its focus on community and civic-mindedness the GABMC has raised $41,220 for local & national non-profits to date

2016 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship - Denver, Colorado

2018 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship - Richmond, Virginia

2022 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship - Snowbird, Utah

Scheduled for June 2022!