Monday, April 22, 2013

2014 World Alternative Games in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Festival of all-sorts of sports and games to take place in Llanwrtyd Wells in August 2014.

The date for the 2014 World Alternative Games has been announced! The eighteen-day festival of sport, fun and games will be taking place in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales between Friday 8th and Monday 25th August 2014.

In 2012 more than 50 different wild, weird, wacky, odd and obscure sports took place during the two weeks!

Emily refereeing the Finger Jousting contest between Joachim Davidse (NED) and Alain G (FRA) at the 2012 World Alternative Games

As part of the 2012 World Alternative Games Emily and I ran the first-ever Official Finger Jousting Championships on UK soil and Jas Kukielka and I were victorious in the World Egg Throwing Championships there!

Jas, me and Seve Kukielka with our medal haul for Egg Throwing (and Catching) at the 2012 edition of the World Alternative Games

It's a great (little) town - the smallest in Britain - and well worth a visit and everyone there was so friendly and welcoming. Interestingly the town's Neuadd Arms Hotel is also Headquarters of the Monster Raving Loony Party.

- World Alternative Games on Facebook
- Wacky Nation

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1 comment:

Richard Gottfried said...

The World Alternative Games 2014 is seeking a sponsor. Check out the ebay listing at "Sponsor the 2014 World Alternative Games!"

The 2012 edition of the World Alternative Games saw over 50 wacky sports and games take place in Britain's smallest town - Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales. Next year's edition is looking to be bigger and better!

One of the events included in the 2012 Games was Finger Jousting and the sport will be once again feature in the festival of alternative sports. Emily was a referee in the Finger Jousting championships and you can see her in action in one of the photos illustrating the event on the ebay listing :-)

Check out the World Alternative Games website for more information on this great event.