The last days of Movember are upon us, bringing the Gentlemen's Moustache Duel
to a climax!
Before we post the last devastating round of pictures, we should tell you, gentle readers, a little abuot how such duels are judged.
There are two classic rulebooks for judging a Gentlemen's Moustache Duel.
The first is the so-called "Brown Book" (Bartleby's Guide to Ranking and Classification of The Gentlemen's Moustache, 1856). This book was the
standard for decades, until Sebastian Richmond, Esq. won the All England Championship in 1903 by exploiting a technical loophole in the rules - he grafted a live ermine to his upper lip.
It was a sight of rare majesty and beauty, and holds the distinction of being the only moustache to ever bite the judges. But the ensuing controversy nearly killed the sport.
And so was written the Revised Rules, which remain in use today. The rules are concise, clearly written, and explicitly forbid the use of small mammals.
The Revised Rules also include helpful guidelines on applying them to the different flavours of Moustache Duel, from formal tournaments to demonstration bouts to their use as a means of settling legal disputes.
But I've blathered on too much.
Perhaps my esteemed opponent drzero
would care to run us through the basic criteria on which a Moustache Duel is judged, and then outline the procedure whereby you
, our beloved readers, may judge the final champion?