The 2012 World Egg Throwing Championships.
Confirmed teams, so far, flying in from Germany, Holland, Greece, South Africa, USA, Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand
A selection of current Teams info.
A Technological marvel, genius Car maker, a sporting mecca, a Giant in the World of Sausages and Pork Knuckles, and true maestro in the art of brewing beer, but there is a sense of sadness. Perhaps even despair amongst her population. Trailing the all-time Olympic World Leader, the USA, by close to 1500 medals, suffering a disappointing Second Place in the Euro 2008, Third Place in the 2010 World Cup; Germany needs a dose of pride, a shot of respect and a reason to once again believe in themselves; this summer, that’s eggs-actly what they hope to achieve...
With flying shells of calcium and yolk, German Representatives Björn Heibeult and Timo Breunig are striding forth onto the World Stage for the egg-ceptionally unique glory found only in the World Championship Egg Throwing Competition. Incensed by their bitter rivals The Netherlands maintaining a firm grasp on the title, the boys have been hard at work, lobbing eggs great distances through the air, wearing their splattered remains with pride as they hone their skills in an effort to match the Worlds Best.
The current World Champions and World Record Holders have changed their team in order to improve their chances of retaining the title. The two top tossers Smink and Vissar are supported by a group of managers, trainers, physiotherapists and ergonomics specialists as they take on the Words best. Having won the title last year and sealed it further with wins in Ireland and Holland since then, they seek to improve n their World Record of 63.3m. Can it be done?
Leaving behind the uncertainty of home they come seeking fame and hopefully fortune. The identical twin brothers, Kiri Poulous and Kostas Poulous, known as “Double Trouble” have assured us that they will crush all opposition from the Dutch and German teams saying “They have their ways of doing things, we have our own….. and ours is better”. Relatively late entries into this sport but they say history is on their side “We invented sport egg throwing, against the Persians in 480 BC at Thermopylae and we certainly left them with egg on their face.”
For the first time we have an African contestantAnd one who has high hopes of taking the Russian Egg Roulette title. Leo Houwing of Cape Town, flies in on the 22nd, leaving behind the cool South African winter and exchanging it for the scorching heat of England. An accomplished fencer (with swords, not erecter) and field hockey player of note his trainer and mother says “He’s got the right stuff and will bring pride to all of South Africa”
Whilst there is extreme disappointment that local hero Jake Wilkinson will be out due to a fractured ankle caused during training, there is some hope that John Ward, famed inventor of the “ward-a-matic automatic bra warmer” will keep the egg trebuchet title in English hand with his new invention of the “ward-a-matic egg flinging trebuchet”
Joel Hicks, World Gravy Wrestling Champion, will again be in attendance and acting as target for the Target Throwing event.
This year’s events will be:
Two person throw and catch
Russian Egg Roulette.
Full information on the disciplines can be gained via www.eggthrowing.com.
Notes for editors.
The World Egg Throwing Championships are to be held on Sunday the 24th of June at Swaton in Lincolnshire and are be hosted by Swaton Vintage Day.
All monies raised by the event are used to support local, national and international good causes such ads Leukaemia Research, The Red Cross, Air Ambulance provision, Children’s Hospices, and Shelter Box.
No chickens will be hurt during the championships.
Further Information can be obtained from:
Andy Dunlop07900 26 78 70