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The Southern England Regional Council is proud to present

The Great Britain Championships

Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis
Friday 18th* - Monday 21st October, 2013
(*dancing will commence Friday evening)


Don't forget - The Great Britain Championships 2013 is the secondary qualifying event for the

World Championships in London 2014


The Boardwalk at Dusk

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.

As a means of complying with the requirement that the organisers of the GB and Oireachtas receive and record the movement of underage dancers in ceili teams/competitions, (indicated in the World Championships' Syllabus Rules) as well as providing a point of contact and information for teachers entering teams (some maybe for the first time at a major event or Oireachtas), please refer to Gerrard Meehan ADGRG as he is the point of contact for all ceili and figure teams for these events.

The timetable for this year's Great Britain Championships is now available for download from our Timetable page.

The management of Butlins have advised the Regional Council that in previous years they have experienced unacceptable behaviour from some guests.

If you plan to attend the GBs this year, please download and read the letter from the SERC Chairman, Seán Hennigan, by clicking here.

Please note that the telephone number for the Butlins Holiday Advisors on the original booking form incorrectly read +44 (0)945 070 4740, when it should have read +44 (0)845 070 4740. We replaced the booking form some weeks ago but we are still receiving queries about the number. If the booking form you have is incorrect, please download an updated version from the Accommodation page.

You will find our panel of adjudicators for the Great Britain Championships 2013 listed on our Professionals 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 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 2013 Accommodation Booking Form is available on our Accommodation page -- see the link in the left-hand menu.

IMPORTANT: As in 2012, 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.


181 days, 12 hours since the GBs!.

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