The World Custard Pie Championship 2017 3rd 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
A little bit of history! Maidstone Ladies football club 1970 Runners Up (on the left) Simone, Anne, Helen and Jane.
THE CUSTARDTEERS who beet THREEMEN AND A PIE by 59 points to 47 points, in 3rd place were last years champions ITTE Q and in 4TH place were PIE FACED.
Best dressed team were THE FAIRY CAKES
This year saw the first competition of; READY STEADY SPONGE which was won by FERN and the runner up was ABBIE.
The committee would like to thank everyone that took part with a special thank you to our sponsors Page and Wells, Countryside, Top Trumps and Top Banana and not forgetting the judges from DSH that made the day very memorable.
****NEXT YEARS CHMPIONSHIP WILL BE ON 3rd JUNE 2017****
Check out some great photo's of last years championship by clicking on Gino and Sharon Photography shown below. NEWS FLASH We are looking for teams that have taken part in the last 50 years. Please contact Mike or Brian on details shown above.