Category: Society / September 24, 2012 3:59 PM EDT
It was a battle of pies as 16 teams competed on Saturday to win the World Custard Pie Championships. Dressed in colorful costumes each team was made up of four people, contestants would stand behind tables taking aim at their opponents standing eight feet away.
Event coordinator Brian Mortimer explained the fun competition:
"You get six points for hitting in the face, five points if you hit somebody in the chest, three on the arm, and if you miss three times, you have points deducted. Now there is no special way of throwing it, but the rules do state that if you have an unusual way of throwing, you get extra points,"
Rather than using real custard, the pies were made from a mixture of flour and water; organizers had ordered 700lbs of flour for the day. The World Custard Pie Championship used to attract participants from Japan, Canada, Finland and Germany but that tradition came to an end in 1987 when the trophy was lost and never found. The championship was however resurrected in 2007