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UK: Give peas a chance! World Pea Shooting Championship hits rural England01:00

UK: Give peas a chance! World Pea Shooting Championship hits rural England

United Kingdom, Witcham
July 12, 2014 at 05:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

The hotly-anticipated World Pea Shooting Championship was held in Witcham on Saturday, attracting a large crowd.

The current world champion, Rob Bresler defended his title and tried to win the World Championship title for the third year running. As well as strong local competition, this year he was also up against the New Zealand Pea Shooting champion, Alban Ford.

Scoring is similar to archery, with each contestant getting five peas, and the closer to the bull’s eye, the higher the score.

While some competitors use 'standard' pea shooters, others have gone high-tech, adding laser sights and balancing, some designing their own from spare parts.

The event was originally started by a local headmaster, John Tyson as an idea to raise funds for the village hall. However, the idea took off in a big way and the Pea Shooting championships has taken place every year since its beginning. The event takes place every year in July and is now in its 44th year.

UK: Give peas a chance! World Pea Shooting Championship hits rural England01:00
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The hotly-anticipated World Pea Shooting Championship was held in Witcham on Saturday, attracting a large crowd.

The current world champion, Rob Bresler defended his title and tried to win the World Championship title for the third year running. As well as strong local competition, this year he was also up against the New Zealand Pea Shooting champion, Alban Ford.

Scoring is similar to archery, with each contestant getting five peas, and the closer to the bull’s eye, the higher the score.

While some competitors use 'standard' pea shooters, others have gone high-tech, adding laser sights and balancing, some designing their own from spare parts.

The event was originally started by a local headmaster, John Tyson as an idea to raise funds for the village hall. However, the idea took off in a big way and the Pea Shooting championships has taken place every year since its beginning. The event takes place every year in July and is now in its 44th year.

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