The market town of Ramsbottom, in Greater Manchester is set to welcome hundreds of visitors this Sunday 11th of September as competitors prepare to lob black puddings!

Yes, you’ve heard it right! As weird as it may sound, you can really chuck black puddings for the crazy and out of ordinary annual event of the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships!

At Bingo Extra this weekend, you can also participate in the food fight fun with the special Black Pudding Throwing Championships themed Sunday tournament. You will just have to play in the top bingo rooms at to be part of this exceptional tournament and win great prizes.

The objective of the contestants during this fun and lively championships is to knock off as many Yorkshire puddings from a platform that’s 25ft high using three black puddings each. And whoever dislodges the most Yorkshire puddings is hailed as the winner.

According to legends, this extraordinary tradition originates from an event during the War of the Roses back in the 1400’. Armies from the Royal houses of York and Lancaster ran out of ammunition and started throwing food at each other for battle in Stubbins. Lancashire resorted to use black puds as ammunition, while Yorkshire used Yorkshire puds. This medieval food fight made its resurgence back in the 1980s and has since been one of the main traditional event of the small town of Ramsbottom each year.

This historic rivalry between Yorkshire and Lancashire is still celebrated outside The Oaks Pub on Bridge Street, in Ramsbottom, and it is then followed by the entertaining Pudstock music festival. Last year’s competition was won by 52 year old British builder, Mark Cannon who won a £100 cash prize and a trophy!

At Bingo Extra, there is no need to throw your delicious black puddings or toppling the Yorkshire puddings, as you can eat them while being part of the Black Pudding Throwing Championships Sunday Tournament. Simply join the chat hosts in the lively bingo rooms every Sunday in September and claim great prizes in this truly amazing tournament!

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