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Conkers Challenge 19th October 2:00pm

Rules based on those of the Official World Conker Championships
which can be viewed on the Ashton Conker Club website

1. Conkers and laces to be supplied by competitors, although there will be spare conkers available

2. The game will commence with a toss of a coin, the winner of the toss may elect to strike or receive

3. A distance of no less than 8” or 20cm of lace must be between knuckle and nut

4. Each player then takes three alternate strikes at the opponents` conker

5. Each attempted strike must be clearly aimed at the nut, no deliberate miss-hits

6. The game will be decided once one of the conkers is smashed

7. A small piece of nut or skin remaining shall be judged out, it must be enough to mount an attack

8. If both nuts smash at the same time then the match shall be replayed

9. Any nut being knocked from the lace but not smashing may be re-threaded and the game continued

10. A player causing a knotting of the laces (a snag) will be noted, three snags will lead to disqualification

11. If a game lasts for more than five minutes then play will halt and the “5 min rule” will come into effect.  Each player will be allowed up to nine further strikes at their opponents` nut, again alternating three strikes each.  If neither conker has been smashed at the end of the nine strikes then the player who strikes the nut the most times during this period will be judged the winner

12. Each competitor must be over 18 and sponsored to an amount of at least £20





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