Players’ Rules of Engagement for the Noble Game of Conkers
at the Corby Conker Championship
All Conkers and Laces are to be supplied by Corby Conkers. Laces must not be knotted
further or tampered with. Each player is given a new conker and lace at the start
of each game. Players may not re-
There is a steward in charge of each game and their decision is final, except in the case of an unresolved query or dispute between Player and Steward, in which case the Chief Umpire will be called and his decision shall be absolutely final.
DUTIES OF OFFICIALS
To ensure that stewards (referees) are familiar with the rules and order of play.
To act as judge in any dispute and to make the final decision. (Small pieces of skin/shell left on the string should be judged 'out'. It must be large enough to hit).
To maintain the agreed rate of play and ensure that hold-
To keep the ring clear of all non-
To register competitors as they arrive.
To maintain the smooth running of each game.
To ensure that the rules are followed.
To record the result of each game and forward to the Chief Recorder.
To judge at their discretion any 'snags'.
To time each game (not to the second) and to bring in the 'five minute rule’.
To examine any conker which slips over the knot, and to declare a replay if necessary.
To refer any dispute over quality of conker, snags or rules to the Chief Umpire.
To collect laces and conkers from competitors together with loser’s identity number/tabard.
To oversee the registration of players.
To facilitate the movement of players to their playing area at the appropriate times.
To liaise with stewards.
To maintain the agreed order of play.
To assist with the order of events: finals, presentations, raffle draw etc.
To assist the Competition Secretary in his duties.
To organise the registration area.
To collect, photocopy and return any sponsor forms.
To ensure that players are ready in the collecting ring at the appropriate times.
To try and locate any missing players!
To keep the collecting ring clear of any 'knocked-
To record results as they come in from each game using prepared sheets.
To prepare cards for ensuing rounds ready for stewards.
To keep score of individuals from teams as they are knocked out.