Saturday, 13 August 2011

Updated .Egg Throwers' bikini bottom ads criticised by feminists

Makkum based Dutchmen, Andries Smink and Willem Rienstra have teamed up with a bookmaker to trial barcodes on the backs of their trouser bottoms in a sponsorship deal.

When the matrix barcodes are photographed with a smartphone, the user is taken to the company's website.

The feminists say this shows there is a lack of seriousness around some sports.

The Quick Response (QR) code is part of a sponsorship deal between Smink, Rienstra and a betting firm.

In a statement, the firm said: "There is huge interest in Egg Throwing and we want to ensure that our advertising campaign is seen and remembered by as many sports fans as possible."

'Walking billboards'
"As far as we're aware this is the first time QR codes have been used in in-play sports advertising."

But the feminists, said: "I think what is really shows is that there's still a lack of seriousness taken when it comes to sports."

"There's the assumption that women are the spectators rather than men for a start."

"But also do we want these men to be seen as athletes or are they being used as sex objects and walking advertising billboards? These are big, big questions."

A spokesman declined to comment on the feminists statements.

Smink (World Champion 2011, Netherlands Champion 2011 and Competition King of the sport of Kaatsen 2011) and Rienstra (World Champion 2011)both say that this spat will not deter them from their efforts in October to take the All Ireland Open Egg Throwing Championship title at The Culchie Festival in Mohill, Ireland.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The All Ireland Open Egg Throwing Championship

The All Ireland Open Egg Throwing Championship
Approved by the
World Egg Throwing Federation

The World Egg Throwing Federation is pleased to announce that the
The All Ireland Open Egg Throwing Championships
will take place on Saturday the 29th at the 22nd Culchie Festival, Mohill, County Leitrim and is open to all comers, including non culchies, Dubs and other foreigners.

This event aims to place Mohill at the head of sport egg throwing and pave the way for the event to become fully recognised by Sport Ireland and to be included in future Olympic games.

You can be part of it and gain the chance of guaranteed entry to the 2012 Word Egg Throwing Championships as Ireland’s official representative.

The World Egg Throwing Federation is proud to recognise these games and looks forward to the rapid growth in its popularity under the leadership of the Irish branch President Paddy Rock who said “This is a great opportunity for the people of Ireland to show what they are made of. We recognise it’s a new sport to some butits an ancient Irish sport and we will be training people all day to take part in the finals and a chance for glory and world fame”

World President Andy Dunlop said “This is an exciting time for Ireland and indeed the rest of the World. We look forward to seeing champions made and being sent to the World Championships in June next year to play for Ireland against other world class athletes from Holland, Germany, Canada, the USA and many more.”

Notes for editors.
This event will feature Russian Egg Roulette and Two person Throw and Catch. It will be based upon the World Egg Throwing Federations rules as detailed by the Federation rules ( and, as appropriate, in accordance with the Council of Europe’s European Sports Charter 1993:
All monies raised by the event are used to support local, national and international good causes.
No chickens will be hurt during the championships.