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Dwile Flonking championships flops as challengers fail to turn up

PUBLISHED: 17:05 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 13 August 2017

The Flippin Pippin Flonkers didn't have a team to play against at the Dwile Flonking championships in Ludham. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Flippin Pippin Flonkers didn't have a team to play against at the Dwile Flonking championships in Ludham. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A legendary Dwile Flonking team departed the world championships undefeated and unchallenged after their opponents failed to turn up.

Organisers Sue and Robyn Hancock were disappointed that none of the challengers turned up. 
Picture: Nick ButcherOrganisers Sue and Robyn Hancock were disappointed that none of the challengers turned up. Picture: Nick Butcher

Dwile flonking sees teams of eight to 10 players form a circle and jump up and down, whilst an opponent stands in the middle and uses a stick to throw dripping towels at them.

The annual championships were being held yesterday (Saturday, August 12) at Ludham’s Dog Inn pub, but the Flippin Pippin Flonkers - travelling from Coventry - arrived to find a distinct lack of fellow flonkers.

Having been crowned world champions three times since the inaugural event in 2010, the midlanders had been hoping to have their flonking skills tested.

Mike Cavies from Blood Bikes with the dwile flonkers.  Picture: Nick ButcherMike Cavies from Blood Bikes with the dwile flonkers. Picture: Nick Butcher

Sue Hancock, one of the founding organisers of the championships, said: “The world champions turned up to defend their title, but nobody else fancied flonking.

“Next year there will be more local teams involved.”

Flippin Pippin returned to Coventry as undisputed dwile flonking champions of the world.

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