Competition results 2023

These are the results from the SNOBS Competitions in Kalmar May 2023.

Killer Whales

Grand Prix Winner Quartet & Mixed Quartet Champions

Highest total score of all competing quartets.

Northern Stars

Grand Prix Winner Chorus & Mixed Chorus Champions

Highest total score of all competing choruses.


Youth Quartet Champions

Highest total score of all competing youth quartets.


Most improved chorus

Biggest improvement of total score of all competing choruses.


Most improved quartet

Biggest improvement of total score of all competing quartets.

Back On Track

Senior Quartet Champions

Senior quartet with the highest score.


Men’s Quartet Champions



Women’s Quartet Champions


Men’s Chorus Champions

Stockholm City Voices

Women’s Chorus Champions

SNOBS Convention Kalmar

May 18-20, 2023

We are more than ready to welcome you to a fantastic SNOBS Convention with contests for male, female and mixed groups. The contests will be held at Kalmarsalen, a great venue centrally located in Kalmar with a stunning view over Kalmarsund.

The contests will be judged by a double panel of BHS judges, making it the perfect place to qualify for BHS international contests.

We can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to host you, sing with you, cheer for you and make new friends. As Kalmar is just a short train travel away from Copenhagen, we do hope to see friends from all over Europe at our event. Welcome!!

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Special guests - Midtown Quartet

Based out of Manhattan NY, Midtown is a dynamic, international award winning vocal quartet that provides an entertainment experience capable of catering to multiple venues, audiences, and ages.  Well versed in a variety of styles; their high-energy show takes the audience on a ride that will leave them wanting more! 

Olle Nyman Memorial Show

Olle Nyman was one of the founding fathers of SNOBS back in 1980. He was instrumental in building the barbershop societies in the Nordics and when he passed away his immediate family started the Olle Nyman Memorial Fund to support education and further spread the artform of Barbershop in the Nordic region. 

This show is one of the highlights of the convention and the only show that is not included in the registration. Tickets cost 150 SEK and all money raised will go to the fund.

The show is on Friday May 19th at 20.00 CEST.

The following groups will perform:

  • Second place Men’s chorus
  • Second place Women’s Chorus
  • Second Place Mixed Chorus
  • Lemon Squeezy Quartet
  • Ambush Quartet
  • Midtown Quartet
  • Clementones

Masters of Ceremonies for the evening will be Anna & Henrik Rosenberg

Dinner and Afterglow tickets now available!

Secure your dinner ticket at our awesome convention dinners and parties! Meal/afterglow ticket sales ends on May 12th 23.59 CEST. If you only want to join for the party, admission only tickets are also available below.

Both dinners are buffet/mingle dinners – seating not guaranteed.

Thursday May 18th

Relaxed bar gathering at Hotell Witt. No food serving. Come and wind down after the competitions, relax, sing a few tags.

Time: 21.00
Venue: Hotell Witt large dining room
Price: Free entry

Friday May 19th

Time: From 20.30
Venue: Teatervallen, Olof Palmes Gata 1
Dinner & Admission: 225 SEK
Admission only (no food): 49 SEK

Mingle/buffet dinner:

  • Herb marinated chicken breast from Öland
  • Dry cured ham
  • Poached salmon
  • Potato salad
  • Marinated olives artichoke and chilli drops
  • Beets and feta cheese
  • Melon
  • Herbal creme
  • Salad, butter, bread

For everyone attending the Olle Nyman Show – food will still be available directly after the show.

Saturday May 20th

Time: 20:30
Venue: Kalmarsalen
Dinner & Admission: 295 SEK
Admission only (no food): 99 SEK

Mingel/buffet dinner:

  • Poached Salmon w/ soy, chili and ginger
  • Rice sallad
  • Lemon pearls

Live Entertainment from Nyfiken Gul + DJ from 22.00

NYFIKENGUL från Göteborg → Kontakta artisten här


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All contest sessions and shows will of course be made available through our Live Webcast. Delayed viewing will be available for a limited time after the convention to give you time to view your favorites again and again.

You will be guided through the competition by our awesome team of webcast hosts, and between performances there will be interviews with contestants and special guests. The webcast is subject to a small fee.

Schedule of events

SNOBS Membership

To compete at the convention you must be a member of SNOBS and also pay the convention fee (see below). One year of SNOBS membership costs 225 SEK for adults, 150 SEK for those under 26. Deadline for payment of membership fees is March 31st 2023. Please pay membership fees and convention fees separately. Mark the payment with the name of the group (chorus or quartet) and “SNOBS Membership”. Payment details below:

Payments within Sweden

 Bankgironummer 5758-5697

International payments

IBAN number: SE0250000000056091116053
Bank: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
Payment receiver: SNOBS, Mårtensgatan 21, 252 69 RÅÅ, SWEDEN

Please see below for convention/participant registration and convention fee. 

Event Tickets & Convention Registration

Tickets to individual events and convention registrations can be purchased here.

Accomodation – Official SNOBS Convention Hotels!

For SNOBS convention rates make sure to book one of the official convention hotels using the booking codes below. The two hotels are conveniently located within minutes of each other. Please see each hotel for booking information.

First Hotel Witt

990 SEK single room per night
1190 SEK double room per night
Booking code: SNOBS2023
To book using the SNOBS booking code please email or phone the hotel.
Phone: +46 480 152 50

Calmar Stadshotell

1297 SEK single room per night  incl breakfast
1515 SEK double room per night incl breakfast
Booking code: Barbershop2023
To book using the SNOBS booking code please email or phone the hotel.
Phone: +46 480-49 69 00 



The Convention arena is Kalmarsalen, Skeppsbrogatan 49 in Kalmar. Beautifully located just by Kalmarsund. Click here for additional information about the venue.

About Kalmar
Kalmar is a rather small city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea.
From the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, Kalmar was one of Sweden’s most important cities. It became a fortified city, with the Kalmar Castle as the center. After the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658, Kalmar’s importance diminished as the Danish borders were redrawn further south, until the industry sector was initiated in the 19th century.
The area around Kalmar has been inhabited since ancient times. Excavations have found traces of Stone Age gravefields. However, the oldest evidence for there being a town is from the 11th century. The oldest city seal of Kalmar is from somewhere between 1255 and 1267, making it the oldest known city seal in Scandinavia.

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