Cheshire Game & Angling Fair hosts Tug of War finals

Above: Bedford Ladies Tug of War team

Tug of war teams from across the country will gather at the Cheshire Game & Angling Fair at Peover Hall this Sunday 6 August to compete in the Tug of War Association National League finals. 

The event is being staged by the Cheshire Game and Angling Fair and Bosley Tug of War Club, and will be judged by Tug of War Association officials.  

Upper Eden Juniors

Teams from afar afield as Cumbria, East Anglia and Somerset are expected at the event which will be held over 4 weight classes for men’s teams, 4 weight classes for ladies and junior teams, and also a mixed weight for senior teams, with each team comprising four men and four ladies. Each weight class was a combined weight of 8 pullers, with each team weighing in at the start of the day, with the teams not being allowed to exceed the nominated weight limit in each weight class.  

Bosley Ladies

The Tug of War proved to be a popular attraction Cheshire Game and Angling Fair since it was re-introduced back in the event in 2015, with large crowds gathering around the tug of war arena all day to watch the teams taking part battle it out in some thrilling competition.   

“we are looking forward to a great day of competition and are keeping our fingers crossed for dry weather” commented Bosley spokesman Alan Knott.   


“This year, visitors will get to see competitors who will be going on to represent England at the TWIF World Tug of War Championships in Sursee, Switzerland at the end of August, so spectators will get an opportunity to see some of the best tug of war teams in both England and in the World taking part, so we encourage everyone to come along and cheer the teams on”  

Local team Bosley Tug of War Club will be competing at the event and will have mens, ladies and mixed teams taking part.  

This event is the final TOWA league fixture of the season, with the top three teams in each weight category over the course of the season winning gold, silver and bronze medals, with local club Bosley in contention for a couple of medals. 

In addition to the tug of war competitions, there are lots of other attractions to see at the Cheshire Game and Angling Fair, including falconry, fun dog shows, fishing talks and demonstrations, gundogs, horses, vintage and steam engines, farriers, archery, clay pigeon shooting, a range of other rural pursuits and pastimes, craft and trade stands, food and drink, family entertainment and much more. Entry into the show is £25 per car on the gate or £20 if purchased in advance via the Cheshire Game and Angling Fair web site at  

For further information about the sport of tug of war, people are encouraged to visit the Tug of War Association web site at Or search using @englandtugofwar on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also find Bosley Tug of War Club on Facebook and Instagram by searching for @bosleytugofwar.   

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