The annual Carve Carrbridge chainsaw carving competition will take place on Saturday 30th August 2014, on the village sports field.
Top chainsaw carvers both from the UK and around the world, including entries from the USA and Europe will compete for the magnificent Claymore trophy and prize money. A day of family events including live music, activities, games, stalls and food & drink.
1. Pete Bowsher - Scotland - 2013 winner
2. Iain Chalmers - Scotland
3. Tim Burgess - England
4. Alice Buttress - Scotland
5. Tim Klock - USA
6. Gary Shand - Scotland
7. Michael Tamoszus - Germany
8. Ryan Cook - Canada
9. Hamish Maxwell - Scotland
10. Simon O’Rourke – England
11. Adam Murray - Scotland
12. Carrie Yuen - UK
13. Jonny Stableford - Scotland
14. Chris White – Scotland
15. Mick Burns- UK
16. Uinnsinn Bateman - Ireland
17. Tom Harris-Ward - Scotland
18. David Roberts - Scotland
19. Tom Casteneda - USA
20. Roni MacDonald - Scotland
21. Nansi Hemming - Wales
22. Simon Archer - England
23. Andy MacLauchlan - Scotland
24. Nick Speakman – UK.
|Nok on Wood||Wooden toys, books …..|
|Jenixlr8 Jewellery||Handcrafted beads and silver jewellery|
|Jaycee Design||Celtic Gifts & Scottish Photography|
|Highland Home Centre||Hot tubs, gazebos, stoves bbq accessories|
|Beads by Brian||Lampwork, fused glass & jewellery|
|Little Hippy||Watercolours, artwork, crafts|
|RSPB||Info on work of RSPB|
|Stitch it & Fix it||Repairs and alterations to canvas etc|
|Carrbridge Craft Group||Handbags, Knitting & Crochet Crafts|
|Clog & Craft Shop||Bush hat, Clog & Leather goods maker|
|Coats fur Dogs||Handmade dog coats etc.|
|Mary Jean Ltd||Organic soap and skincare|
|Donuts & Candyfloss||Candyfloss & Donuts|
|B & S Community Transport||Community Transport Company|
|Carpentry By Mark||Handmade wooden furniture|
|Fabulous Balloons||Variety of helium & air filled balloons|
|Alban Tree Care & Consultancy||Tree surgery|
|One Good Turn||Turned and carved wooden bowls etc.|
|Kilted Fudge Company||Home made fudge|
|Organic Senses||Handmade organic soap|
|Woodburns Espresso Pizza Bar||Handmade pizza and coffees|
|Naturally Useful||Willow baskets and coffins|
|LAJ Craft & Design||Jewellery, mugs, teddies …..|
|Living It Up Project||Promoting Healthy Living|
PETER BOWSHER CARVES UP THE COMPETITION AT CARRBRIDGE
Saturday 31 August, 2013
Chainsaw carver Peter Bowsher from Moffat carved his way to the top at Carrbridge on Saturday when he won the annual Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Championships beating off stiff competition from 22 other competitors.
Armed with more chainsaws than you could shake a stick at, the carvers sculpted their way through more than 40 logs weighing over a tonne and a half with the aim of being crowned champion of the chainsaw carvers at Carve Carrbridge.
The judges finally agreed to award the title and coveted Claymore Trophy to Peter’s carving – ‘Blast from the Past’ – and bringing the Black Isles Iain Chalmers’ three year winning streak to an end. However, Iain managed 2nd place with his carve ‘ Catch of the Day’, with Tim Burgess from Cheshire coming in 3rd with ‘Eagle on the Rocks’.
The event attracted around 3,000 spectators and with a new layout this year, the viewing capacity was doubled ensuring as many people as possible could watch an amazing line-up of international carvers from as far afield as the USA, Canada, Aland Islands and Ireland as well as some artistic talent from closer to home, including Carrbridge’s very own Alice Buttress – the only woman left on the field after Welsh carver Nansi Hemming had to pull out at short notice.
And spectators were certainly not left disappointed with 2013 proving to be a real showstopper with some of the best carves created in the competition’s 11 year history.
As well as the carving competition, event goers were also treated to an exciting display from The Clan Cycle Stunt Team with their daredevil antics, the Badenoch & Strathspey Pipe Band, as well as many stalls, sideshows and other wood-related activities.
Photograph - James Ross
Event organiser Gavin Gerrard said: “We are absolutely delighted with how the competition went this year and would like to congratulate Peter on his win. It’s very well deserved indeed. We would also like to say a massive thank you to all our supporters, volunteers and our fantastic judges who had a really tough job deciding on a winner, the quality of the carving was so good this year – the best I’ve seen. We’re looking forward to next year already.”
The final results for all categories are:
1. Peter Bowsher – Blast from the Past
2. Iain Chalmers – Catch of the Day
3. Tim Burgess – Eagle on the Rocks
Winner of the Peoples Choice – Peter Bowsher
Best New Entrant – Mal McEwen
The judges for the 2013 Carve Carrbridge were: Brian MacDonald from Spey Valley Hire (Head Judge); John Dean from John Gordon & Son; Grant Moir, Chief Executive of the Cairngorms National Park Authority; Aviemore-based artist Ann Vastano; Matt O’Brien from Highland Forestry and Sandis Mitas of Wild Furniture.
A full list of competitors and more information can be found on the Carve Carrbridge website: www.carvecarrbridge.com. Next year’s Carve Carrbridge will take place on 30th August 2014.
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