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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

At Ashton Conker Club, we've done our best to create a Web site packed with useful information. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, please contact us. For links to other Conkers websites and pages, click here.

When is the next World Conker Championship competition?
How do I contact you?
Why don’t I receive Emails from you?
How do I enter the competition?
Why is there an entry fee?
How many players in a team?
Can I change a member of my team?
I’d like a Press Pass?
I need somewhere to stay in Oundle
How do I pay for my entry?
When will I receive my confirmation documents?
What do I need to bring with me on the day?
Where do I go on the day?
Can I pay for next year on the day?
How do the reserve places work?
If I am a reserve, when will I know if I am playing?
How can I organise my own Conker Competition?
Why aren’t there any more FAQs?

When is the next World Conker Championship competition?
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 3:00 p.m. Competitors should arrive and register by 10:00 a.m. We advise arriving as soon as possible. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

How do I contact you?
Click HERE for contact information for Ashton Conker Club.

Why don’t I receive Emails from you?
Make sure your spam filter is set up to allow mail from worldconkerchampionships.com and check your spam folder in case the message you’re expecting is in there.

How do I enter the competition?
Click HERE for information on how to enter the competition.

Why is there an entry fee?
It costs quite a lot of money to set up and stage the World Conker Championships. Your entry fee contributes to that cost. All the helpers and organisers are unpaid volunteers.

How many players are there in a team?
If you're entering a team into the World Conker Championships, you should have exactly 4 (FOUR) players in the team.

Can I change a member of my team?
Yes you can substitute any team member.

I’d like a Press Pass?
Please contact us. Click HERE for contact details.

I need somewhere to stay in Oundle
Click HERE for links to Oundle Tourist Information, and HERE for accommodation.

How do I pay for my entry?
Pay for your entry by Bank Transfer or with a Debit or Credit Card using PayPal. Details are displayed when you complete the on-line entry process.

When will I receive my confirmation documents?
Confirmation emails are sent out as soon as possible after you have entered and paid, usually within a week or so. As from 2013 we won't be posting out confirmation documents, it's all done by email.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?
Bring your confirmation document with your unique player number - this is required at registration. Your unique player number is on your entry form copy and in your confirmation email. You won't be able to play without it.

Where do I go on the day?
Head for the registration marquee in front of the playing area.

Can I pay for next year on the day?
We no longer have the facility for you to enter next year on Conker Day. Please enter through this website, which will be open for entries the Monday after Conker Day.

How do the reserve places work?
There are 192 "confirmed" places in the competition and 48 reserve places. Once more than 192 entries have been received, entries will be added to the reserve list, provided the reserve box was ticked on the application form.

On competition day all players (both confirmed and reserves) "register" their arrival at the registration point. When registration closes, those players with confirmed places that have not turned up are replaced by those on the reserve list who have turned up.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that all reserves will play, we can't remember a time when they didn't all play. But, entry fees are not refunded in the event that you are a reserve and are not allocated a place to play.

If I am a reserve, when will I know if I am playing?
We ask that any player who cannot make the competition advises us of this fact so that reserves can be moved into the competition as soon as possible.  It is therefore possible that we will know this from 7-10 days before the event. The Competition Secretary will E-mail the individuals to advise that their confirmation has changed to a confirmed place once applications close.

Apart from this we will not know until until registration closes on Competition Day.

How can I organise my own Conker Competition?
This page HERE contains some information you’ll find very useful.

Why aren’t there any more FAQs?
FAQs will be added as needed. Ask away!