Monday, July 03, 2006

The UK Mobile Phone Throwing Championships

We have all done it. Some of us have done it better than others. If you own a mobile phone, you will have had an uncontrollable urge to launch it at some point.
Almost everyone who owns a mobile phone has thrown their contraption across a great distance, either accidentally or very deliberately. If you haven't done something destructive to your telecommunications unit, then you're simply not using it properly.
The urge to hurl is so potent, for safety reasons, the throwing of phones needed to be organised and managed. The Fins have taken the lead in this worldwide phenomenon and turned it into a sporting event. The first mobile throwing championships took place in Finland at the turn of the millennium and reached our UK shores last year.

This year, the annual event will take place in London on Sunday 20 August 2006. The Tooting Bec Athletics Track will be hosting the ultimate telecommunications trashing event, The UK Mobile Phone Throwing Championships from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.

Entry to the competition costs £5.00 and this allows you three attempts in the Championships as well as entry to any other competitions on the day. Do NOT throw your own phones, no matter how tempted you may feel - phones will be provided for all Championship events. However, anyone and everyone attending the day are encouraged to bring old and unwanted phones to donate to ActionAid Recycling, an organisation that collects ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones and PDAs for recycling to raise funds for the charity ActionAid.
The UK Mobile Phone Throwing Championships - Sunday 20 August, 2.00pm to 7.00pm, Tooting Bec Athletics Track. To enter, go to the website here.

You can also win £1,000 in our free to enter draw, Grab a Grand. Just click here to be taken to the details page.


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