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World Conker Championships 2016

King Conker David Jakins

The 2016 World Conker Championships will be held at Southwick, near Oundle, Northamptonshire on 9th October 2016. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and finishes at 3:30 p.m.

As a spectator, the entrance costs are £4 for adults and £2 for senior citizens and children. Family tickets (2 adults and up to 4 children) cost £10. Car Parking is FREE!

Master of Ceremonies for 2015 is Mike Sewell from BBC Five Live, back by popular demand after he did such a great job in 2014. There will also be special guests to help us to celebrate the fifty years since the competition was established.

You can expect the pub itself to be lively all day and there is live music later with GONE TO THE DOGS (these guys really are sensational), so stay a bit later and spend a kick-ass afternoon and evening in the company of new landlords Tom and Tracy who will welcome you to the Shuckburgh Arms.

The Guide Dog Demonstration Team will be attending the 2015 championships.

Peterborough Morris Men will show some traditional dancing.

The 'Samba Bandits' will provide plenty of lively music that's guaranteed to raise the spirits.

Back by popular demand, acoustic accompaniment from Five String Thing with Sync 'n' Tap. There will be traditional pub games and a very welcome return by The Balls Up Jugglers who will be staging workshops from 11.15 until 14.15.

Craft stalls and goodies around the green and in the Village Hall. Teas and cakes are also available in the village hall. A diverse selection of tempting foods are on offer along side an excellent choice of fine ales from the Shuckburgh Arms.

Competitor Numbers as at 28 July 2016 17:23


Players' Places Remaining

Reserve Places Remaining

Mixed Competition

192 (of 192)

48 (of 48)

 Note: figures shown were correct when last updated on 01-October-2016

On-line competition entries for the 2015 Championships closed on the 30th September. Places available on the day.

To enter the Competition, click here

2016  Programme of Events

World Conker Championships 2016 Timetable

9.30 am

Registration Starts

9.30 am

Stalls Open

11.00 am

Registration Closes

11.00 am

Parade of champions and foreign players. King Conker opens the proceedings

11.05 am

Start of play

12.00 am

Start of the 2nd round of play

3.00 pm

Conker Finals followed by
presentations and raffle draw

3.30 pm

Close of stalls

4.00 pm

Live music at the pub!

For Conkers, it is not recommended to arrive after 2.30 p.m. because the conker competition may have finished.


However there is LIVE MUSIC at the pub from 4pm with much fun to be had until closing at 11pm.

Entertainment and Attractions

As well as the excitement in the Conker arena there
may be other attractions (details TBC):


There will be a bar and/or beer tent

Food & Drink

Food & coffee will be available


Many Stalls - lots to see, do and buy !

Music &


Timings are approximate:


Fringe Event Stage:

Morris Dancers 10.30
Tap'n'Sync. 10.45
Morris Dancers 11.15
Five String Thing 11.30
Samba Bandits 12.00
Tap'n'Sync. 12.30
Ballet 12.50
Five String Thing 01.05
Weekenders 01.30
Morris Dancers 02.00
Weekenders 02.15 - 2.45
Gone to the Dogs 3.30


Main Arena
Samba bandits. 10.55

Entry Prices and Information

Admission Type


Conker Players

Free with your pre-paid entry

Adult single admission


Child single admission

£2  (less than 18 years of age)

Family Ticket

£10  (2 adults, 4 children)

Over 60’s


Other Concessions


Car Parking


Grand Conker Raffle

Grand Conker Raffle List of Prizes
** Tickets available for purchase on Conker Day **

1st Prize

Details later ...

2nd Prize

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3rd Prize

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Lots of other prizes

Details later ...


News updates will be posted on this page as soon as they become available!