The Southern England Regional Council is proud to present
Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis
Friday 17th - Monday 20th October, 2014
(dancing will commence Friday evening)
The "GBs" is the second-oldest major Irish dancing championship in the World -- only the All Irelands is older -- and we are immensely proud to be the custodians of its traditions.
Having moved to the Butlins Resort in Bognor Regis in 2008, the Southern England Regional Council has worked hard to continue the Great Britain Championships as a unique event in the Irish dancing calendar. Always known as the 'friendly championships', the GBs has long had a reputation for coupling amazing standards of dancing with a real opportunity to renew acquaintances and to make new friends. We sincerely hope you will join us for a fabulous long weekend of Irish dancing and fun.
You should find all the information you need on this dedicated website. Use the navigation menu, left, to browse other pages.
If there is anything you can't find, or need clarification on, please use the contact form to get in touch with us. We will answer your question(s) as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to announce, that after their huge success at providing entertainment at London 2014, The Good, The Bad and The Ginger will be playing at the Great Britain Championships this year on Saturday 18th October in Reds.
They will be performing a few numbers after the ceili competitions have finished and we are working out the results, and will then resume after the results and entertain us until midnight.
Entrance is free so why not come along and enjoy the evening?
Please note, all those visitors to the GB Championships, that are not staying in Butlins - will have to pay a daily admission fee to enter the competition halls and use the facilities. Security staff will not grant you access to the halls if you do not have a wristband.
Daily visitors will be required to buy wristbands at the gate to gain access to the resort - you will not be allowed access to the resort without paying the daily admission rates.
Daily Entrance Rates are:
- Adults 1 Day = £20
- Adults 4 Day Pass = £60
- OAP/Children (non registered dancers £5 per day (no 4 day pass)
- Programmes - £6.00
- Marks Results - £3.00
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OFFICE FOR WRISTBANDS (NON DAY GATE), DANCER REGISTRATION, PROGRAMMES AND MARKS IS LOCATED IN THE CONFERENCE CENTRE.
In all solo championships Under 6, 7, 8 & 9 - 100% recall
In all solo championships in qualifying age groups (From Under 10 upwards) where there are 20 or less dancers entered - 100% recall
In all solo championships in qualifying age groups (From Under 10 upwards) - 50% of the number of dancers entered up to a maximum of 50 recalls
You will find a list of adjudicators for the Great Britain Championships 2014 on our Adjudicators/Musicians page, along with the fabulous musicians who help to make the GBs what it is.
You should find all information relating to the Great Britain Championships on this website, but please use the Contact Form if you can't see what you need to know.
We generally post important news on our Facebook page and Twitter feed as well, so if you want to keep right up to date, LIKE us at www.facebook.com/gbchamps and/or FOLLOW @gbchamps on Twitter. For RSS fans, there is also an RSS feed link at the bottom of this web page, so if you want to know the facts about the GBs, you know where to look!
The 2014 Accommodation Booking Form is available on our Accommodation page -- see the link in the left-hand menu.
IMPORTANT: As in previous years, all bookings for this years event will be by a hard copy booking form ONLY. No phone or Internet booking will be available for this years Championships.