June 27, 2006

2006 World Worm Charming Championships.: The winner has been declared. Silver Jubilee winner Harry Potts, who goes to Willaston Primary School, made sure the trophy stayed in the school grounds as he and mum Annette charmed 167 worms. WWCC official site.

posted by squealy to other at 07:17 AM - 13 comments

Ooops, got the 2004 winner by accident. Apologies. Tournament takes place 1st July 2006. Here's this year's details.

posted by squealy at 07:35 AM on June 27, 2006

No. Got that wrong too. Abort. I blame the World Cup and the associated drinking.

posted by squealy at 07:41 AM on June 27, 2006

2005: Miss C Gaukroger & Mr M Gaukroger 214 2005 Mssrs A Thorley & J Thorley 4.5gms "This is still short of the heaviest ever, 6.6 grams, charmed by Willaston man James Overstall in 1987." Even in 1987 there was the taint of steroids.

posted by ?! at 08:50 AM on June 27, 2006

I'm pretty sure ESPN "Ocho" would broadcast this.

posted by grum@work at 11:06 AM on June 27, 2006

this proves there is inbreeding in the world

posted by airman at 11:43 AM on June 27, 2006

this proves there is inbreeding in the world I know I screwed up the links but that's a bit harsh.

posted by squealy at 11:51 AM on June 27, 2006

That was not for you, but worm charming in general

posted by airman at 12:23 PM on June 27, 2006

Do they practice catch and release? If not do they have a fishing contest or a cook out after the event. How do you cook worms? Does the ASPCA monitor this event to make sure no worms get hurt? Do you think this will become an Olympic sport? Never again do I want to see anyone question if auto racing is a sport.

posted by CB900 at 12:28 PM on June 27, 2006

Racing isn't a sport! It's a bunch of guys (and a few women) driving at breakneck speeds while bumping each other -- all in a vain attempt to be "first." I see that everyday on the way to work. Just kidding cb900, I'm a kidder. I didn't think worm charming was a sport either, but it is a competition. It does seem to take a certain amount of skill, patience, planning, judging, and luck. People actually watch it and cheer on their favorites Sounds not much different than football. Again kidding. Put down those pitchforks.

posted by ?! at 02:11 PM on June 27, 2006

Ooops, got the 2004 winner by accident. Well, thank God for that. Another front page spoiler would've ruined my whole damn week.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:17 PM on June 27, 2006

I knew you were all dying to know the results for this year so I emailed the organiser. RESULTS! Winners of total numbers of worms charmed :- Plot No 13.Geoff & Davina Sandburg 127 worms. Winners of Heaviest Worm Charmed:- Plot No 47 Jordan & Darren Long assisted by Ellie Cooke 4.3 grams. Mike Forster. Chief Wormer

posted by squealy at 07:19 AM on June 28, 2006

Chief Wormer Not to be confused with Dean Wormer.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:45 AM on June 28, 2006

Fat, drunk and worm charming is no way to go through life, son.

posted by BullpenPro at 11:31 AM on June 28, 2006

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