Egg throwing event the ‘best show ever’

Swaton vintage day and world egg throwing championships.'Egg Trebuchet event.'L-R Saffron Murphy, Corin Murphy 12, Nola Murphy 9 and Brodie Murphy 7 of Swaton with their trebuchet.

Swaton vintage day and world egg throwing championships.'Egg Trebuchet event.'L-R Saffron Murphy, Corin Murphy 12, Nola Murphy 9 and Brodie Murphy 7 of Swaton with their trebuchet.

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A retired Power Ranger and samurai soldier made an appearance to help make the 2013 World Egg Throwing Championships the best yet.

The event took place at Swaton Vintage Day on Sunday, with teams flying in from all over the world to take part in the Egg Trebuchet, Target Throw with strongman and model Joel Hicks dressed as a samurai soldier, the Catch and Throw and the Russian Egg Roulette.

Swaton vintage day and world egg throwing championships.'Egg Trebuchet event.'L-R Saffron Murphy, Corin Murphy 12, Nola Murphy 9 and Brodie Murphy 7 of Swaton with their trebuchet.

Swaton vintage day and world egg throwing championships.'Egg Trebuchet event.'L-R Saffron Murphy, Corin Murphy 12, Nola Murphy 9 and Brodie Murphy 7 of Swaton with their trebuchet.

This year the local competitors were very successful in their events, as the two-person throw and catch winners were Billingborough’s Richard Wells and Tom Harrison.

They are now appealing for sponsorship so they can take part in the Dutch Egg Throwing Championships later this month.

The winners of the Under 13s two-person throw and catch were Dominck Stegmaier and Cameron Elliot.

The Japanese contingent entered both the egg trebuchet and the egg roulette events. Despite entering their own ‘eggspert’ the lost the roulette in the first round. The eventual winner of the Egg Roulette was Mark Heselwood of Great Hale.

The Japan team did win the trebuchet event though, and their team captain was in fact a retired Power Ranger having starred as the Red Ranger in the orginal kid’s TV series.

The winner of the Target Throwing was seven-year-old Elliot Hurrell, who caught target Joel with two groin shots.

Andy Dunlop, president of the World Egg Throwing Federation, said: “It was our best show ever, we had record numbers of stall holders and people through the gates.”

This year’s chosen charities were LIVES, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Leukaemia Research and Shelter Box, and it is estimated that over £10,000 has been raised.