The 13th World Bottle Smashing Tournament

Bottle SmashThe Annual International Bottle Smashing Tournament at the Cairn o Mohr winery out at Errol is upon us once again. This event, which is in its 13th year, started as an entertaining solution to disposing of the mountains of empty Cairn O Mohr wine bottles that accumulates over the winter at the winery every year. Competitors in the event are given seven empty regulation Cairn o Mohr bottles to throw at a two foot diameter rock (the Rock) suspended from a specially netted frame (the Thing)Gents must chuck their bottles from 13 metres and Ladies from 9 metres.

The winners in both classes are those who break most bottles off the rock. So far no-one has succeeded in breaking more than four bottles in one round. This is the only event of its kind in the world and indeed people from all over the world have competed in it, last year we saw some eighty contestants.

This year the tournament will be held on the first Sunday of June, which is the first day of the month. Anyone who wishes to take part can turn up at the winery on the day and must register before 12.30. If you would like more information about the competition please contact the winery on 01821642781 or by email

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3 comments on “The 13th World Bottle Smashing Tournament
  1. Good afternoon,

    I am keen on entering your World Bottle smashing tournament in 2015 and was enquiring on how to enter a small group of friends and myself.

    One friend in particular is a seasoned thrower and has several Loch Goilhead championships behind him. So he is keen to enter next years competition. It’s looks great fun.

    Any information on local accommodation would also be appreciated.

    take care and we’ll see you all next year.

    kind regards


  2. says:

    Hi Gevan,

    You guys can just turn up on the day, Sunday 31st May, registration is usually before 12.30 but details will be posted on our facebook page. For accomodation the Glencarse hotel is good and only about 5 miles away. If you have any more questions just send us an email.

    Hope to see you there.


  3. says:

    Just a reminder, this years Bottle Smash Tournament will be held on the 31st May. Come on down with friends and family to have a crack. Will be a grand day out.


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