As some of you may already know it is with great sadness that, due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus 19, and in line with the government advice, we have made the very tough decision to cancel this year's competition. Fear not though, we will be back next year, bigger, better and MESSIER than before. We are as disappointed as you, but rest assured we have more time now to make next year even better!
The World Custard Pie Championships dreamed up as a way of raising funds for Coxheath village hall some 50 years ago has gone from strength to strength, attracting teams from across the globe.
The recipe for the pies is a closely guarded secret, but they are said to contain flour and water. Crowds of people arrive at the Coxheath recreation ground to see the teams go head-to-head. There has even been a team who flew all the way over from Japan to compete the championships.
The rules are simple. The teams of four are drawn against each other and score points depending on where their thrown pie hits a member of the opposing team. Every player must throw with their left hand. A full six points for a pie in the face. Three points from the shoulder up and one point for any other part of the body. A player who misses three times has points deducted.
The Programme & Children’s Wet Sponges is sponsored by BIRDS FAMILY FUNERAL DIRECTORS