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Out and About: Clashing at Charlie’s, the cathedral of conkers

Adam ‘BIG Balls’ Wilkinson (third right) knows his way around conkers (all photos: Daen de Leon)
October 16th, 2016 7:00 pm| by Dave Smith
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For the second year running, the Copenhagen Conker Championship was staged outside Charlie’s Pub in the city centre last weekend.

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The testosterone on display at such events can be frightening at times, although it hasn’t put a few lady players off from joining in.

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“The gentleman’s game of conkers has changed very much over the years,” explained event organiser Jon Nunn (above), a renowned conker whisperer.

“Ever since 1873 when the committee voted to allow members of the opposite sex to participate rather than merely attend, the game has become much more competitive – as was seen by the sheer sportsmanship and, indeed, professionalism in today’s games.”

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In the end, Adam ‘Big Balls’ Wilkinson (above left) defended his title and reclaimed his trophy.