World Shuttlecock Accuracy Championships – 2

Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up.


In the serving tests a glass two inches in diameter and six inches high is placed at each of the four corners of the receiving court. The server has four shuttles and tries to land a shuttle in each of the glasses, scoring 3 points per shuttle that lands in a glass and an extra 3 points for landing all four. If the shuttle hits the glass the server scores 1 point. Each contestant serves two sets of four shuttles to both the forehand court and backhand court, so a maximum of 60 points is on offer. Hendra Budiarto scored 50 points in 2008, which was a record score for the serving section, and he dominated for the next three years after that with scores of 48, 45, and 47 respectively.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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