8 July 2017 — second Saturday in July every year — Village Green in Witcham, Cambridgeshire
Competitors and spectators come from all parts of the UK and from Europe, New Zealand, and the USA.
The championships began in 1971 as a fundraiser for the new Village Hall. John Tyson, headmaster at a local school, suggested it as a constructive way to harness his naughty pupils’ penchant for pea shooting. He’d been confiscating peashooters for quite a while. Why not put them to a good use?
Cream teas will be served. Also a barbecue.
The secret to wining? “It’s all about selecting the right pea,” says former world champion George Hollis, a local from Witcham.