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Competitors slip and slide for gravy wrestling championships

Cheered on by spectators, contestants from all over Britain slid in the gooey mixture, usually an accompaniment to Sunday roast meals, as they wrestled each other on a padded gravy pool at the Rose ‘n’ Bowl pub in Lancashire, England in a bid to raise money for a local hospice.

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Rules state that participants wrestle in gravy in two-minute bouts and they win points for not only their moves but also the audience’s applause.

Nicole Taylor-Lyons (L) is pronounced the winner of the women's event in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

“If you can stay on your feet and get the upper hand on your opponent, it allows you to throw them and toss them around,” competitor Joel Hicks said. “But if you can’t get any balance then you’re just straight over.”

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