World Stickmaking Championship

British Stickmakers Guild

Organised by Mr Alan Bradshaw

The BSG was formed in 1984 by a small group of stickmakers who felt that the many people practising this old craft, usually on their own, should be able to further their interest through a national organisation. The BSG is also frequently invited to attend various events throughout the summer such as the Kelmarsh Show and The Highclere Show.

SATURDAY – Displays and stickmaking demonstrations.

SUNDAY – The national competition, there will be 14 open classes for the experienced stickmakers and 2 novice classes these are for anyone who has not entered any Open Stickmaking Competition before the first of January 2019.

The winner of best in show, from previous qualifiying events will be eligible to enter the stick that they have won with into the World Stickmaking Champion of Champions at the Weston Park Country Fair in 2022.


Anyone wishing to join the Guild should write to Mr Ian Smith, Beech House, 7 The Gables, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9EB or Telephone 07553 492284.