Annual Pea Shooting World Championships held in Witcham raises more than £2,500 for village and is featured on Euro News

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Pict

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

It was another successful Pea Shooting World Championship in Witcham as more than £2,500 was raised at the annual event.

Sally Redman-Davies. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witch

Sally Redman-Davies. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

Organisers have thanked attendees for coming to this year's fundraising event which was picked up by global news channel, Euronews.

Each year, people battle it out for the highest score using home-made pea shooters which have been modified by each competitor to look unique.

John Wells, one of the organisers, said: "It's pretty impressive that such a small village has managed to keep the tradition going.

Sally Redman-Davies. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witch

Sally Redman-Davies. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

"There are the die hard yearly fans and then people who come along to have a go for the first time. Thank you to all who attended and took part."


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This year's Open World Champion was Ian Thomas, closely followed by runner up Rob Bresler.

The Ladies Champion was Sally Redman-Davies, followed by runner up Madeline Bresler.

Mick Housden, Phil Scotting and Nigel Phillips. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised mo

Mick Housden, Phil Scotting and Nigel Phillips. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

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The Junior Champion was Martha Collins, with runner up Harry Crook in second place.

The Adult Team Champions were Haddenham Easy Riders International, made up of Ian Ashmeade, Daniel Cross, Jim Collins and Rob Bresler.

Junior Team Champions were Team Fortnight, made up of Rylee Gulliever , Esme Hicks, George Buzzard and Henry Crook.

Robbie Nichols. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Vi

Robbie Nichols. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

Most Inovative Pea Shooter went to Harry Ginge Crook.

Mr Wells added: "The Pea Shooting World Championship and village fair 2019 raised £2557.30 for the village hall.

"Many thanks to all who helped run the pea shoot competition, stalls, barbecue, served teas, ice cream, the bar etc.

Lewis Carre. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Villa

Lewis Carre. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

"Thank you to all who helped set it all up and take it all down; but most of all thanks to all who attended, took part, sponsored the event, donated to the stalls, and spent some money!

"We must not forget the White Horse Inn for supporting the pea shoot by selling peas and pea shooters and providing a target practice area for the whole year!

"Thanks to Reuters UK and Euronews for filming a lot of the event today and local radio and local newspapers and magazines for their excellent coverage in the lead up again.

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Pict

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

"Thank you to Kings of Witcham who once again donated the trophies, also thanks to Michelle Berry for donating the most innovative pea shooter trophy for under 16-year-olds."

Steve Lowson. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Vill

Steve Lowson. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

Johnny Lowson. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Vil

Johnny Lowson. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

Rob Bresler. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Villa

Rob Bresler. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

Dan Cross. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village

Dan Cross. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

Helene Coles and baby Imogen. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for

Helene Coles and baby Imogen. The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Pict

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Pict

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Pict

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Pict

The annual Pea Shooting World Championship raised more than 2,500 for the Witcham Village Hall. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Ian Carter

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