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The WCPCA holds an annual Punkin Chunkin event to raise money for the purposes of youth education and enlightenment in the areas of science and engineering as well as supporting our charity programs. We believe that Punkin Chunkin cultivates the odd, challenging, and competitive quest for distance that inspires creativity, ingenuity, teamwork, and passion. It is this very dedication that drives teams to compete using science and engineering skills and brings spectators to the gate which allows us to continue our never ending thirst to support our scholarship and charitable programs.

Since 1986, Sussex County, Delaware has been home to the annual Punkin Chunkin World Championships — a three-day festival where hardcore engineers and backyard tinkerers trailer their gigantic, home built contraptions with one common goal: to launch eight to 10-pound pumpkins as far as mechanically possible. This year's event will be held November 4-6.

2012 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Machine Registration

World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Bridgeville, DE

2012 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Machine Registration

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Machine Registration
includes 7 Fire Line passes.
Ended $100.00 $3.49

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NOTE:If we do not receive 3 entries for each class, you will be contacted and assigned to a different class.
                            
Fire Line Passes (7) will be issued generic and will be separate from your ID. They will be added to the Team Packets that are picked up when you arrive on the field. Only 7 Fire Line passes will be issued.

If you attended the 2011 event you may pre-register from March to  June 1st , 2012. If it is not received by June 1st, your spot is open to new entries.

New applicants can submit applications on or after June 1st and will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Some classes are limited in size due to either the amount of applications submitted or field limitations.

NOTE: New machine registrations received prior to June 1st, 2012 will not be honored.  All funds will be returned.

New teams must provide a picture or design concept of your machine for the application to be considered valid (for new and modified machines only).  Air cannons MUST meet the requirements of ASME as noted in the WCPCA rules. ALL machines will receive an on site safety inspection before they are fired for competition. No passes will be issued to teams arriving without a machine ready to compete in their class. Example: a sling shot can not be entered on the field the day of the event in place of your approved cannon entry.

All WCPCA rules will be enforced, therefore by entering this competition, you are acknowledging that you understand and will comply with all the rules associated with the safe operation and competition of the Punkin’ Chunkin’. (See Rules and Safety on web site)

To ensure firing line safety, no machine will be allowed to set up on the field after 8am on any event day. Machines arriving after 8am on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will sit in the back of the pit until the end of that day’s competition.  Once a machine is set on the field, it is the expectation of the WCPCA that it remains set up on the field and participating until Sunday 3 pm. 

Have questions about 2012 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Machine Registration? Contact World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association

When & Where

Seashore Highway & Chaplains Chapel Road
Bridgeville, DE 19933

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM (EDT)


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World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association

 

The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association (WCPCA) is a trademark, nonprofit organization that raises money for scholarships as well as youth based charity organizations like St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Child Help, Autism Foundation, Bless our Children, and St Baldricks Foundation.   In addition, we support food banks, Meals on Wheels programs, VA backed veteran programs like Home of the Brave.  

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