Championship Date: August Bank Holiday Monday.
Venue: The Rose & Bowl, Newchurch Rd, Stacksteads, Rossendale, Lancs, OL13 0UG.
Start time: Wrestlers to register before 12.30pm
We are looking for 16 male contestants and 8 female contestants to battle it out for the title. All entrants must be amateurs and over 18 years old (for insurance purposes).
Participants should register by completing the online registration form. You will be kept up to date in the run up to the event so it is important to complete your contact details accurately in the entry form. You can also join our facebook page to keep updated with the latest event news. (www.facebook.com/WorldGravyWrestlingChampionships)
In previous years we have been let down by people entering and then not turning up on the day. This makes it very difficult to organise the event. If you return an entry form and later wish to cancel your entry please let us know as soon as possible.
There will be separate men’s and a women’s knockout, final & champion. There will be no mixed sex fighting.
Each bout lasts for 2 minutes. At the end of the bout, the judges will choose a winner who will progress to the next round. The referee and judges will control the bouts and their decisions will be final.
You may be expected to take part in up to 4 bouts (for men, 3 for women) if you progress as far as the final.
All contestants must wear fancy dress, with a prize for the best on the day! Fun is the name of the game and the eventual winners will possess a sense of fun, wrestling ability is not a priority.
Serious aggressiveness, roughness or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification. Anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol will also be disqualified. Also please remember that it is a family day with children in attendance so lewd behaviour is not permitted.
The Winners of the men’s and women’s final will have their name engraved upon, and receive the ‘Gravy Wrestling World Championship Trophy’ and will retain it for 1 year.
Showering facilities will be provided. Don’t forget to bring along towels and a change of clothes. You’ll need them. If you’re planning to stop for the evening entertainment you can leave your stuff at the R’n’B and collect it another time.
All participants are invited to wrestle and raise money on behalf of their own chosen charity. If you do not have a chosen charity we ask contestants to raise money for the events charity – East Lancashire Hospice (contact the committee if you require a sponsor form).
Also the winners both receive £50 cash to either boost their sponsorship or treat themselves.
We hope that you decide to take part in this year’s event. We are sure it will be a great day and we hope to raise plenty of money for lots of very worthy causes.
See you in the gravy