The World Conker Championships (WCC) are held annually on the second Sunday in October in the county of Northamptonshire, England.
What countries have conkers?
Conkers is a traditional children’s game in Great Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees—the name ‘conker’ is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself.
World Conker Championships Winners
The very British contest has been held in Northamptonshire for 54 years and sees people from around the world compete for the titles of Queen and King Conker. Jasmine Tetley, 26, from Derbyshire, claimed the 2019 title after beating Andy Moore, 53, from Birmingham.
What are conkers called in America?
They both look similar, and conkers is often called as horse chestnuts, and this confuses a lot of people.
Are conkers edible for humans?
No. Conkers contain a poisonous chemical called aesculin. Eating a conker is unlikely to be fatal, but it may make you ill.