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Participants at the World Conker Championships may be allowed to harden their nuts by baking them, says the Daily Star. According to organisers of the event, which takes place in Northamptonshire on Sunday, unseasonable weather has left this year’s crop of horse chestnuts “soft and mushy”.
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imageA woman crowned “conker queen” said she felt “ecstatic” to take the title for the third time and don the coveted coronet at the World Conker Championships 2023.

Thousands of people gathered to watch horse chestnut experts battle it out at the event in Northamptonshire.

Jasmine Tetley from Nottingham won the women’s title, while Mark Hunter, from Northamptonshire, won the men’s.

In a final showdown between the pair, Ms Tetley beat Mr Hunter.

More than 250 competitors took part this year in the annual spectacle at Southwick, near Oundle, which has been running since 1965 and culminates with the crowning of the winners.

This year’s winner of the women’s competition, Ms Tetley, 30, from Nottingham, first won in 2019 and again in 2021.

“There was a lot of pressure at the end, to make that last shot,” she said.

“You never know who you’re going to play.”

Having won three times, she said she did not really feel like she needed to prepare for next year’s bout, but added: “If I win again, it’s amazing”.

Proudly sporting her crown, she said: “I’m really ecstatic

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A woman crowned "conker queen" said she felt "ecstatic" to take the title for the third time and don the coveted coronet at the World Conker Championships 2023.

Thousands of people gathered to watch horse chestnut experts battle it out at the event in Northamptonshire.

Jasmine Tetley from Nottingham won the women's title, while Mark Hunter, from Northamptonshire, won the men's.

In a final showdown between the pair, Ms Tetley beat Mr Hunter.

More than 250 competitors took part this year in the annual spectacle at Southwick, near Oundle, which has been running since 1965 and culminates with the crowning of the winners.

This year's winner of the women's competition, Ms Tetley, 30, from Nottingham, first won in 2019 and again in 2021.

"There was a lot of pressure at the end, to make that last shot," she said.

"You never know who you're going to play."

Having won three times, she said she did not really feel like she needed to prepare for next year's bout, but added: "If I win again, it's amazing".

Proudly sporting her crown, she said: "I'm really ecstatic."

A woman crowned “conker queen” said she felt “ecstatic” to take the title for the third time and don the coveted coronet at the World Conker Championships 2023.

Thousands of people gathered to watch horse chestnut experts battle it out at the event in Northamptonshire.

Jasmine Tetley from Nottingham won the women’s title, while Mark Hunter, from Northamptonshire, won the men’s.

In a final showdown between the pair, Ms Tetley beat Mr Hunter.

More than 250 competitors took part this year in the annual spectacle at Southwick, near Oundle, which has been running since 1965 and culminates with the crowning of the winners.

This year’s winner of the women’s competition, Ms Tetley, 30, from Nottingham, first won in 2019 and again in 2021.

“There was a lot of pressure at the end, to make that last shot,” she said.

“You never know who you’re going to play.”

Having won three times, she said she did not really feel like she needed to prepare for next year’s bout, but added: “If I win again, it’s amazing”.

Proudly sporting her crown, she said: “I’m really ecstatic

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The Conker King grossly spreads his knees apart, while the Queen modestly keeps hers together.


Typical. :ermm:

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