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Competition Official
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Payment
Judging Date
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Location
Awards

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Steve Lamond — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your personal information beginning Monday 6 February, 2017 at 00:00, GMT through Saturday 15 April, 2017 at 00:00, BST.

Entry Window

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Monday 6 February, 2017 at 00:00, GMT through Saturday 15 April, 2017 at 00:00, BST. Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations during this window as well.

Entry Fees

€40.00 (EUR) per entry.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to five (5) entries for this competition.

Payment

After registering your personal information and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Judging Location and Dates

The Wine Rack, Stewartstown
36-38 The Square, Stewartstown, Dungannon BT71 5HX Map The Wine Rack, StewartstownMap The Wine Rack, Stewartstown
Saturday 22 April, 2017 at 16:35, BST

Categories Accepted: BJCP 2015

35A Dry Cider (Custom Style)36A Non-Dry cider (Custom Style)37A Perry (Custom Style)
38A Specialty Cider (Custom Style)39A Fruited Cider (Custom Style) 

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Entries per producer are limited to a maximum of five due to available judges and time for the competition. Any additional entries will not be judged and will be refunded. Additional bottles will not be returned.

Each entry will consist of  2x 500 or larger capped bottles or corked bottles that are devoid of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. 500ml brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. Any entries which do not conform to these guidelines may not be accepted. Entry fees will not be refunded in this case.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants. 

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

 

Shipping Location and Address

The Wine Rack, Stewartstown
Steve Lamond, C/O The Winerack, 36-38 The Square, Stewartstown, Dungannon BT71 5HX

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

Drop Off Location

Steve Lamond C/o The Winerack
36-38 The Square, Stewartstown, Dungannon BT71 5HX Map Steve Lamond C/o The WinerackMap Steve Lamond C/o The Winerack
028 8773 8092
*Submission open from 1st March - Friday 14th April. Any entries received after this time may not be judged

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The top scoring entries in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

All category awards will receive framed certificates. In addition the best amateur cider maker will receive £50 of craft beer from our sponsors the Wine Rack. The best commercial cider maker will receive a trophy and the title of Beoir Champion Cider of Ireland.

Score sheets will be available after the competition and emailed to the participants once digitised. Please allow a few weeks for this to be organised. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.