2019 Chunkin Events

Discuss any hurling events here, such as the World Championships of Punkin' Chunkin' (WCPC). Have an event in your area you want us to know about? Post it here!
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2019 Chunkin Events

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Year 5 of attempting to catalog a listing of the various hurling events (not limited to pumpkin-throwing, though that does seem to be the vast majority) that are occurring and open to the public to enter. As you hear of other ones with confirmed dates, and preferably a website link too, let me know and I'll add them here to make them easy to find! Please let me know of any that I've missed!

Past Year's Listings:

September 2019

September 21-22
Punkin Chunkin Colorado
Location : Aurora, CO
Website : https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/ ... n_colorado

September 28
Burlington Pumpkin Pitch
Location : Burlington, WA
Website : https://www.burlington-chamber.com/even ... ival-14507

September 29
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
Location : Stowe, VT
Website : http://vtpumpkinchuckin.blogspot.com/

October 2019

October 6
Chamberlain-Oacoma Pumpkin Chunkin
Location : Chamberlain-Oacoma, SD
Website : https://www.chamberlainsd.com/events-chamberlain-oacoma

October 12
Howard County Punkin Chunkin Fall Festival
Location : Howard, PA
Website : http://www.howardfire.com/punkin--chunk ... tival.html

October 18
Last Fling Pumpkin Sling
Location : Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Website : http://www.pumpkinsling.com/index.html (It should be noted that this looks to be a schools-only competition)

October 19
1000 Islands Punkin Chunkin
Location : Clayton, NY
Website : http://www.1000islands-clayton.com/punk ... inclayton/

October 19
La Jara Smash Fest
Location : La Jara, CO
Website : https://www.facebook.com/La-Jara-Smash- ... 161319293/

October 19
Great Pumpkin Fest
Location : Union Grove, WI
Website : https://www.uniongrovechamber.org/great ... uckin-fest

October 19
Punkin Launchin FEBC
Location : Valparaiso, IN
Website : https://www.facebook.com/Punkin-Launchi ... 993653392/ (sorry, heard about this one the day after it happened)

October 19-20
Clay County Punkin Chunkin
Location : Brasstown, NC
Website: https://www.claychambernc.com/alpha-pag ... nkin-2018/

October 25 (yes, a Friday)
Pumpkin Chuck Dayton
Location : Riverside, OH (National Museum of the USAF)
Website : https://www.facebook.com/PumpkinChuckDayton/

October 26
Route 66 Punkin Chunkin
Location : Vinita, OK
Website : https://vinitaareachamberofcommerce.wil ... nt-2892515 (site has not yet been updated with the 2019 date)

November 2019

November 2-3
World Championships of Punkin Chunkin
Location : Rantoul, IL
Website : https://www.punkinchunkin.com/

November 2
Pumpkin Blast
Location : Meridianville, AL
Website : http://www.pumpkinblast.com/

November 2
Discovery Cube Pumpkin Launch
Location : Fullerton, CA (Cal State Fullerton campus)
Website : https://oc.discoverycube.org/event/pumpkinlaunch/ - site not updated yet, but Thomas has confirmation on the date.
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Re: 2019 Chunkin Events

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Burlington Pumpkin Pitch, September 28.
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Re: 2019 Chunkin Events

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BobP wrote:Burlington Pumpkin Pitch, September 28.
Thanks Bob, added!
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Re: 2019 Chunkin Events

Post by KerikM »

The Burlington event went off as planned, with 4 teams. The Gourdinator, Bob Peterson and his onager, which now is called Bad Wolf, Robert the Bruce with a nice new Modred, and the Girl Scout team for their 3rd year with a trebuchet. All did reasonably well but I don't have the stats, because I did not write much down, and had to leave early, and thought someone else would immortalize them. There were no spectacular mishaps while I was there.
The Gourdinator, which has been on one scene or another for quite a while, was augmented with what some would consider cheating--a compressional spring in a cylinder which when released pulled cords that added extra downward impetus at the start of the weights' descent. I am not sure it added any to the distance, which was impressive as usual. I would be concerned about damage to the machine's frame and weight hangers with a setup like that.
Once again grateful for being privileged to be on Bob's team, and I will provide such details as I scrape up, unless someone else does it first.
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