Miss British Isles 2020/21 Itinerary
Date: Friday 3rd September 2021
Venue – Final Furlong Marquee, Chester Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY
The venue is less than ½ mile from The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester.
The venue is about 1 mile from Chester Station.
Please come through the main gates at Chester Racecourse and tell them you are attending the Miss British Isles event.
They will instruct you to turn left and park in front of the main stand. Parking is free of charge
You should walk through the Tunnel under the racecourse to reach the Marquee in the middle.
If it is raining or windy, please bring an umbrella.
The finalist ONLY should arrive between 11.30am (no earlier please) and 12 Noon.
Finalists are NOT permitted to bring anyone into the Marquee prior to doors opening at 2.30pm
Finalists should arrive wearing their Saturday night party dress / Cocktail dress (outfit 1) and sash.
Crowns & tiaras are not permitted to be worn by contestants at any time during the day or during the competition.
Please see the dress code section for outfits.
Rehearsal 12.15 – 1PM
Contestants Lunch – 1pm – 2.30pm - Cost for lunch is £20
We have arranged a special lunch for finalists only which will be served in the Paddock Rooms next to the Marquee. Contestants should take drinks from the bar in the Marquee with them to the Paddock Rooms which less than 1 minute away.
Mr finalists will go at 1pm followed by Miss finalists at 1.30pm
Main Course options are
Chicken coq au vin or Vegetable pasta bake
Fruit crumble & custard as a dessert.
Doors open to friends and family at 2.30pm
There are no facilities open for other friends and family before 12 Noon on the racecourse but there is a big retail park with food and drink facilities very close by near Sealand Road.
Once the doors are open there are bar facilities within the Marquee.
From 12 Noon the White Horse Restaurant, which is a couple of minutes from the marquee, is open.
Show starts 3pm – running order – estimated times only
Mr outfit 1 (3pm-3.50pm)
Miss outfit 1 (3.50pm-4.40pm)
Mr outfit 2 (4.40pm-5.30pm)
Miss outfit 2 (5.30pm-6.20pm)
Awards and results between 6.50pm-7.30pm
Top 5 contestants must not leave before photos are completed, usually by 8pm.
For safety reasons we are operating with restricted numbers in the changing area, so there may be a delay to access the changing rooms. Where possible finalists are asked to leave the venue in their Evening dress (outfit 2) which will allow them to take more photos in the fabulous gardens as you are leaving.
The event is not really suitable for very young children and all people especially young children watching the event must be kept off the catwalk please.
Miss British Isles does NOT run a talent section. It is a modelling competition not a pageant. Finalists are not subjected to interviews.
Please note that guys are not permitted into the girls changing cubicles under any circumstances.
Any contestant bringing a guy into the changing cubicles will be disqualified.
You are not required to stay overnight in Chester, however deals for hotels in Chester can be found at www.trivago.co.uk
The photographers will be taking photos during the event. You will receive all of them by we transfer within 2 weeks of the final date. Friends and family must not obstruct the official photographers.
We would ask that all finalists and family/friends attending the event take a lateral flow test the day before the event and in the morning for each day they are attending.
We are requesting this to keep everybody safe.
We understand that you’re a not required by law to do this but we want to minimise risks
If you receive a positive test please do not attend.
We also request that family/friends attending the event wear a mask when moving around busy areas such as the bar, changing areas and when you first arrive at the venue.
It is also very important that you respect other finalists and family’s space.
Please do not just go up and hug another finalist without making sure they are happy with this.
We hope you will help us with this approach and to put on a safe event and thank you for your continued support.
We look forward to seeing you at the final and we would like to wish all finalists good luck for the event.
The Miss British Isles Team