Originally posted by Benito Of Denver:
Sounds like a hard game because you may do as much damage to your own conker by strking. Also sounds difficult!
Do tell, what of your childhood days of Conkering, lliam!?
I was the same as any other kid, we used to bake them in the oven, soak in vinegar to make them harder. The best conker I ever had was a Twelver.
Hey you New England Guys here's an Idea for you.
The game is played in the fall so, it keeps you warm trying to swipe each others conkers. As you can see below the game is still going strong in England UK.
Hail the conkering heroes
England has two new world champions following a fiercely fought sporting contest in Northamptonshire.
Richard Swailes and Liz Gibson beat off an international field of competitors to claim respectively the men's and women's world conker championship titles in the village of Ashton.
Mr Swailes, the hometown favourite, took the 38th annual championship on Sunday, replacing the previous top hitter Neil Fraser.
Ms Gibson, from East Sussex, ensured an England double and brought to an end the reign of French champion Celine Parachou.
The tournament, played on a knockout basis, took place on Ashton's village green.
The 400 competitors were split into men's women's and children's sections.
However, men and women are not allowed to compete against each other.
This triggered a row in 2001 when officials prevented Ms Parachou striking a blow for female players by taking on her male counterpart.
Among those aiming for conker immortality were players from China and New Zealand, as well as a strong European contingent.
To ensure fair play, organisers supplied the conkers, thus preventing the use of banned supplements such as vinegar.
About 1,000 conkers were picked for this year's championship, all of which were drilled and laced by the officials.
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