World Pea Shooting Championships

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8 July 2017 — second Saturday in July every year — Village Green in Witcham, Cambridgeshire

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Competitors and spectators come from all parts of the UK and from Europe, New Zealand, and the USA.

The championships began in 1971 as a fundraiser for the new Village Hall. John Tyson, headmaster at a local school, suggested it as a constructive way to harness his naughty pupils’ penchant for pea shooting. He’d been confiscating peashooters for quite a while. Why not put them to a good use?

Cream teas will be served. Also a barbecue.

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Winners’ names are added to a shield, which is in memory of John Tyson

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Laser-guided pea shooters bring the event into the 21st century

The secret to wining? “It’s all about selecting the right pea,” says former world champion George Hollis, a local from Witcham.

Information:

http://www.witcham.org.uk/_sgg/m1m6_1.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Pea_Shooting_Championships

https://www.amazon.com/Only-Shooting-World-Shooting-Book-ebook/dp/B0082QI4SE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499552214&sr=1-2&keywords=pea+shooting

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