September 28, 2009
Conkers judges combat cheating
Organizers of England's Poulton International Conkers Tournament warned judges will be keeping a close lookout for cheaters at this year's event.
The organizers said the contest, which involves players threading horse-chestnut seeds onto strings before smashing them into one another until a player's
conker breaks, will be vigilantly policed by judges on the lookout for non-regulation seeds, The Daily Sun reported Monday.
It is truly incredible what lengths some contestants will go to in their attempts to win the championship, he said.
All conkers used will be supplied to competitors by the committee, after being individually drilled and strung, in an effort to avoid the dishonest substitutions experienced in the past.
Heneghan said anyone caught cheating will be banned from the competition.