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Please note that due to a lack of organisers/volunteers the 2019 Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition will NOT take place this year for the first time in our 30 year history.

However, the good news is that we will be holding a Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, at our normal venue, The Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Dress code - Black Tie or Lounge Suit.

The cost is £35 to include 4-course meal with quality Beef or Vegetarian option, plus live entertainment by the famous Terry Webster, of the Rockin' Berries. NB: Bookings of tables of 10 will include 2 complimentary bottles of wine

For further details/bookings contact CYBC Secretary Mike Ward on 01535 643693, mob. 07712 631742, or email

Overnight accommodation will again be available at a special price of £60 for a double room, £50 single. All are welcome and the fact that there is no competition this year presents an ideal opportunity for butchers who would normally be up for most of the night preparing their Great Yorkshire Competition products to attend with their families and friends - and enjoy themselves!


Volunteers welcome. If you can help in any capacity whatsoever please contact Mike Ward.

2018 Great Yorks Competition — Results

B&M Collins Butchers in Cleckheaton, Bradford, were crowned supreme pork pie champions at the 30th annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition staged at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford. (Sun, Nov 18)

The Westgate shop won the title with its small - or traditional - pork pie, recipient of the Ted Jones Supreme Pork Pie Trophy, presented in memory of the late South Yorkshire butcher, who was a stalwart of the competition, organised by the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils (CYBC).

It was presented to B&M Collins' Margory Collins and her daughter, Mary Johnson, by Stephen Firth, representing sponsors Dalziel. The business also won the flagship pork pie title in 2015, having finished as reserve supreme pork pie champions in 2013 and becoming black pudding champions a year later.

B&M Collins' Margory Collins, her daughter, Mary Johnson, and son Michael Collins with the shop's 2018 Great Yorkshire supreme champion pork pie trophies, joined by Stephen Firth, of sponsors Dalziel, left, and CYBC president Tom Martin.

For good measure at the 2018 renewal, B&M Collins also won the large pork - or stand - pie competition class, receiving the Lucas Trophy from the company's senior account manager, Judith Johnston. Their class-winning small pork pie also received the Interbake Shield from the firm's Lesley Dunne.

In addition and to cap a great day, B&M Collins finished runner-up in the black pudding competition class.

— Another fantastic year!

Chris Woods, of Farmer Copleys in Pontefract, joined by eight-year-old son Ryan, receiving the 2018 Great Yorkshire thin pork sausage trophy from the CYBC's Roy Dykes.

The Great Yorkshire highlight, which remains one of country's top regional meat trades product evaluation events, is open to all UK butchers and farm shops, and this year attracted 217 individual product entries across all categories.

Stephen and Dot Connor, of Woods The Butchers in Knutsford, with their 2018 Great Yorkshire supreme champion sausage trophies, joined by Stephen Firth, of sponsors Dalziel, left, and CYBC president Tom Martin.

While the majority of winners this year were again from Yorkshire, it was Cheshire that provided the supreme sausage champion from first-time entrant Stephen Connor, of Woods The Butchers in Knutsford, with the Princess Street shop's first prize speciality sausage.

The Ham & Marmalade sausage, which first received the Gordon Rhodes Shield, presented by the Bradford-based Dalesman Group's Jessica Chippendale, then the Dalziel Trophy for the champion sausage from Stephen Firth, is a great favourite at the shop.

"We are over the moon to have done so well at our first attempt in this high profile competition. To be chosen as supreme sausage champions is the icing on the cake,"

– Said a delighted Mr Connor, who was accompanied by his wife Dot, a director of the business.

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To continue reading, please download your copy of 2018 GYC Results.

2018 GYC Results (.PDF)

Many congratulations to all winners and thanks to all entrants, judges, sponsors and trophy presenters from the CYBC.

Download your copy: 2018 GYC Results (.PDF)

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