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Are you Australia’s biggest tosser? Test your mettle in Stroud this weekend

The normally sleepy township of Stroud will come alive this weekend when it hosts the now legendary International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Competition.

Now in its 59th year, the iconic event will see bricks thrown, rolling pins chucked and rubber chickens hurled as men, women, and children descend on Stroud to vie for the title of Australia’s Biggest Tosser.

Traditionally, the male event includes throwing a brick which weighs in at five pounds and the women hurl two and a half pound rolling pins, providing a chance to demonstrate their impressive skills while taking part in this historic event.

Hunter Strongman and reigning Australian Champion brick thrower, Kurt Livens (from Largs) and Stroud local, Sarah Eggins the current rolling pin champion, are both returning to the 2019 event to defend their titles.  

If you are up for the challenge to beat Kurt’s 2018 record of 85’ 3” (25m) and Sarah’s 96’ 10” (29m) – entries for all categories open from approximately 11.30am on event day.

Stroud Showground will also be bursting with market and food stalls, activities and entertainment – just be careful to duck out the way of the propelling pins, pullets and blocks! 

The littlest visitors can enjoy face painting and a variety of fun games led by Medowie Girl Guides and the ever popular tug-o-war returns, hosted by Maitland Tug-o-War along with the fast and furious post splitting and wood chop and vintage vehicle displays. 

The 2019 Stroud International10.30 Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Competition is on Saturday 13 July at Stroud Showground. The fun kicks off at 10.30am with a street parade kicking off on the corner of Broadway and Cowper Streets.

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Written by Newcastle Live

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