Bonkers for conkers! Annual championships return to the Heath
- Credit: Archant
Nearly 500 people turned out on a warm autumnal afternoon on Hampstead Heath to vie to be crowned a champion conker player.
The 17th annual Hampstead Heath Conker Championships drew in the crowds young and old alike.
The youngest winner of the day was three-year-old Sirius Cundy who triumphed in the under-fives category. George Boettcher, seven, won his group while Alfie Scrimgeour was crowned winner in the eight-to-13 age range.
In the adult section, Edward Dyson beat his opponent in the final to be declared victorious.
All winners were given a golden conker as a prize.
Paul Maskell, the City of London Corporation’s leisure and events manager and “Conkermeister” for the day, said: “The championship was a brilliant family day out supported by more than 450 members of the public.
“It was a great atmosphere and we were very pleased with such a diverse turnout, with people of all ages taking part.”