I wonder if throwing 2 pies in one go may be cheating? It was the only time I saw that tactic being adopted, but it didn’t matter much as team ‘Pie Noon’ were knocked out at Semi-final stage of The World Custard Pie Championship on Saturday.
Sixteen teams from around Britain took part in the championship at Coxheath, near Maidstone. A local team called ‘Coxheath Till I Die’ flung their way to victory, to chants of “it’s coming home, it’s coming home…” in the year that not only the trophy, but the competition returned to it’s inaugural 1967 home.
Rather than using custard, which isn’t suitable as it would ricochet, pies are actually a mix of flour and water poured onto a paper plate. According to Mike Fitzgerald, the founder of the event, “mixed to exact proportions, so it hits you squarely in the face and drips off very slowly.” Points are awarded for each pie that hits an opponent according to body part, with a direct hit squarely on the face scoring the most, and 2 consecutive misses leading to points being deducted.
I’m sure the original pie throwing man, Charlie Chaplin, would be proud of this hilarious championship.