Egg-cited contestants from around the world dropped in to compete in the World Egg Throwing Championships, part of the Swaton Vintage Day, near Swaton, in Lincolnshire on Sunday.
The championships are mere hatchlings in comparison to other egg-centric British events, at only 3 years old, but already draw a huge crowd, with contestants from as far a field as Holland, the USA, Swaton and Yorkshire TV, making it a truly international, and well documented event!
The games consisted of 5 disciplines this year, ‘Throw & Catch’, ‘Static Relay’, ‘Target Throwing’, ‘Russian Egg Roulette’, and ‘Egg Trebuchet’. It was claimed that the eggs, classified as not fit for consumption, could be at least 6 months old, having been stockpiled from local, happy and free-range sources.
Big orange gowns provided a certain amount of protection in some disciplines, but happily there ware plenty of contestants coming away with egg on their face. A cracking good time had by all!