Always a hugely popular part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival in Peebles, the annual Scottish Conker Championships are going from strength to strength since they started in 2007.
Players compete in four categories – Junior, Youth, Adult and Rogue – using horse chestnuts. Following rules laid down by Borders Forest Trust see Conker Championship Rules for more details.
Players use horse chestnuts and compete in four categories. The winners were as follows – Junior, Thomas Richardson; Youth, Heide Laidlaw; Adult, Neil Davidson; Rogue, Ady Hurrell. – See more at: http://www.peeblesshirenews.com/news/roundup/articles/2013/10/29/476338-conker-championships-have-a-bumper-time-in-peebles/#sthash.7aQeKb1a.dpuf
See the Conker Wall of Fame for past winners (we need your help to complete the wall, some of our records have been lost).
2018 Scottish Conker Championships
Treefest partners Borders Forest Trust will once again be running the Championships which take place on Saturday 20th October, Tweed Green in Peebles. Be ready to sign in at the marquee in the morning with Smash Off starting at 12 noon.
It’s an activity for all the family so why not bring along your little brother or sister, mum, dad or the grandparents?
Scottish Conker Championship Winners Gallery
In 2017 the winners were
- Junior – Maisie Gordon
- Youth – Jack Craigen
- Adult – Rosemary Kane
- Rogue – Ady Hurrell
Here are this 2016’s winners with their trophies and prize-winning conkers! (2017 photos will be coming soon)