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They're just shooting the peeze in World Championships

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 01:19

Male and female world pea shooting champions are crowned in the 44th World Pea Shooting Championships in Cambridgeshire, England. Tara Cleary reports.

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They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes … and some are simple 12-inch pipes. But the aim of the 44th World Pea Shooting Championships in Cambridgeshire, England is to shoot peas into a preferable position in a putty target. Former world champion, Ian Ashmeade says that besides aim and breath power, pea selection is vital in this skillful sport. SOUNDBITE: Ian Ashmeade, former World Champion, saying (English): "It's more skilful than something like archery because you have inconsistencies with the peas. The pea drops about eight inches if you're not a strong blower of wind." And one of the strongest - and most accurate - 'blowers of wind' was winner for the third straight year, Rob Bresler, who credits his success partly to his intricate pea shooter design. SOUNDBITE: Rob Bresler, current World Champion, saying (English): "I have been working on it for about four years now so it's gradually improved, a few more gyroscopes built in there, different lasers, different attachments, so it's still work in progress." Best markswoman was Michelle Berry who out-puffed Rachel Ross in the final shootout. And for some, neither muscle, nor off the wall shooting contraptions could get their peas into the middle of the putty.

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They're just shooting the peeze in World Championships

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 01:19