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World Conker Championships 2017

King Conker David Jakins

The 2017 World Conker Championships will be held at Southwick, near Oundle, Northamptonshire on 8th October 2017. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and finishes at 3:30 p.m.

As a spectator, the entrance costs are £5 for adults and £2 for senior citizens and children. Family tickets (2 adults and up to 4 children) cost £10. Car Parking is FREE!

You can expect the pub itself to be lively all day and there is live music throughout the day, so stay a bit later and spend the 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 2016 championships.

Master of ceremonies Mike Sewell from BBC Radio 5 Live is back for the third year with his entertaining style and wit!

The Peterborough Morris Men will show some traditional dancing, and the Palmy Ukuele Band will bring their unique sound to the event.

The 'Samba Bandits' will provide plenty of lively music that's guaranteed to raise the spirits. Local band 'The Weekenders' will be along later.

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 to teach juggling and other tricks. New this year, there will be a climbing wall too which promises some challenging fun!

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 26 October 2016 06:42


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

**ENTRY FOR THE 2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS HAS NOW CLOSED**. There are still a few places that can be filled by entering at the event itself but you will have to take a chance on getting one of the remaining places.

To enter the Competition, click here

2017  Programme of Events

World Conker Championships 2017 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

1.00 pm

Start of the 2nd round of play

3.00 pm

Conker Finals followed by presentations

3.30 pm

Close of stalls

For Conkers, it is not recommended to arrive after 3.00 p.m. because the conker competition may have finished.

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 &

Fringe Event Stage:

Five String Thing
Sync ā€˜nā€™ Tap
Palmerston Arms Ukulele Band


Main Arena
Samba bandits.

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



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