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Corby Conker Championship

Its all going to be Bonkers or it it Conkers in Corby in October 2013

Following on from the great success of the World Conker Championship which has been held in the village of Aston (Near Oundle) since 1965 Corby is to have its own Conker Championship.

Catering for all ages there will be Conkers for everybody plus stalls and entertainments.

To be held on Saturday 13th October 2013

Bookmark this web site for more details to be released

“”Conkers:- A game for two players in which the participants each have a horse-chestnut (known as a "conker") suspended from a length of string and take it in turns to strike their opponent's conker with their own with the object of destroying the opponent's conker before their own is destroyed.””

Conker:- the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut tree

The common name "horse-chestnut" (often unhyphenated) is reported as having originated from the erroneous belief that the tree was a kind of chestnut (though in fact only distantly related), together with the observation that eating the fruit cured horses of chest complaints despite this plant being poisonous to horses.