Who will be all-conkering at popular annual championships in Geldeston?

Waveney Valley Conkers Tournament is taking place at the Geldeston Locks Inn this weekend.
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Waveney Valley Conkers Tournament is taking place at the Geldeston Locks Inn this weekend. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2015

A Geldeston pub will once again play host to a smashing annual conkers tournament.

The event draws in participants and spectators from across the country. Picture: James Bass

The event draws in participants and spectators from across the country. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2015

Since its inception 12 years ago, the Waveney Valley Conkers Tournament has attracted hundreds of participants and spectators to the Locks Inn, which sits on the banks of the River Waveney.

On Sunday, October 8, there will be separate contests for adults and juniors, live music from Roop Murphy and the usual 'best dressed' conker competition.

The usual 'best dressed' conker competition will be taking place. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney Valle

The usual 'best dressed' conker competition will be taking place. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney Valley Conkers Tournament - Credit: Archant

The event is organised by Yanny Mac, who will oversee proceedings alongside comedian Patrick Lappin, the referee for each fierce battle.

'Adults love conkers because they remember playing as kids on the playground and it generates a feeling of nostalgia,' said Mr Mac.

The tournament is refereed by comedian Patrick Lappin.
Picture: James Bass

The tournament is refereed by comedian Patrick Lappin. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2015


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'Our referee Patrick takes no prisoners; if you want to play a grown-up game, you're going to be treated like one!'

Registration is at midday and it costs £2 to compete, with funds going towards the River Waveney Trust's restoration of the original 1670s locks along the river.

The first edition of the tournament took place at the pub 12 years ago. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney

The first edition of the tournament took place at the pub 12 years ago. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney Valley Conkers Tournament - Credit: Archant

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