The World Custard Pie Championship 2016 4th of June
Entries Now Being Taken!
The World Custard Pie Championships dreamed up as a way of raising funds for the village hall some 49 years ago has gone from strength to strength, attracting teams from across the globe. The rules are simple. The teams of four are drawn against each other and score points depending on where their thrown pie hits a member of the opposing team. Every player must throw with their left hand. A full six points for a pie in the face. Three points from the shoulder up and one point for any other part of the body. A player who misses three times has points deducted. The recipe for the pies is a closely guarded secret, but they are said to contain flour and water. Crowds of people arrive at the Coxheath recreation ground to see the teams go head-to-head. Last year a team who flew all the way over from Japan for the championships - triumphed and beat The Fairy Cakes in the final. The international pie throwing group spent a whole day training, but not before stopping for a sirloin steak lunch at The Bull in Linton. Mr FitzGerald, who was the lead man for the event, said: "It's been a fantastic day. It's amazing the team came over here; it's so good for Maidstone and so good for Kent. They've been staying at the Premier Inn at Wateringbury, had lunch in Linton and have been really good sports. "I have to say Brian Mortimer is the man, who should be here leading things, but he very sadly fell seriously ill but we have heard today he has turned a corner and is on the mend." The Japanese have promised to return to Coxheath for the 2016 championships in a bid to remain cream of the crop. We wait and see but Brian is back waiting to receive your entries for this year Championship.
A team needs to consist of 4 people. There is an entry fee of £40 per team.
To register get in touch by email here
****PIE NEWS FLASH.****
Teams are coming in fast and furious for the next championship which is being held on the 4th June at the home of the World Custard Pie Championships in Coxheath, Maidstone Kent.
To register your team please get in touch by the link shown above or phone Mike or Brian.
Please register your team asap as we have a limit to the number of teams that can take part which will be by first come first served. Please note we need your entrance fee of £40.00 together with your registration form to enter your team!
There also is a trophy for the best dressed team.
Check out some great photo's of last years championship by clicking on Gino and Sharon Photography shown below.
Teams entered. The Minions - The Fairy Cakes - Discovering Uranus - Oh Er Mrs - Cor Blimey Mary Poppins - The Youngers - Pie Hard - Futuristics - Looonies - Custody Battle - Pie Face - Forty Shades of Custard - Cutie Pies - Piexit - Sexy Guys in University of Oxford - Custard Tarts - Three Men and a Pie - The Custard Tarts with the Old Farts - No Way Out - Memphis Depie - Pied, Prejudice + Zombies - Coxheath Scouts - Banana Skins - ?????? - Clash of the Pietans - Brave Tarts.
We are now full and have all the teams for the championship.