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When Was The First Known Competition In Card Tearing ?


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Card Tearing is my favorite grip feat. I remember reading that old strong man used to compete in Card Tearing. But what I cannot find the answer to is: When was the first known competition in Card Tearing?

I have wondered this for quite some time.. Thanks in advance.

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I'm not aware of a competition where it was card tearing only.

John Brookfield set a world record in card tearing but it was John against the clock and the cards

not against another competitor.

If there was such a competition David Horne will probably know. Maybe he'll chime in on your question.

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The first known card-tearing only contest is.

World Championships of Card Tearing (Le Championnat du Monde de Dechirage de Cartes)

#1, 1910 (France), Quartering Champs - 1. Gill's - 2. Garnier - 3. Pellado

#1, 1910 (France), Speed Champs - 1. Gill's - 2. Garnier - 3. Cadosh

#1, 1910 (France), Most cards Torn Champs - 1. Pellado - 2. Gill's - 3. Cadosh

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EDIT: You replied at the same time as me, David :) Much thanks for your reply !! I am happy to finally have the answer to this question.

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Much thanks for this David!!!

I will make note of this in my history files in my museum!

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The first known card-tearing only contest is.

World Championships of Card Tearing (Le Championnat du Monde de Dechirage de Cartes)

#1, 1910 (France), Quartering Champs - 1. Gill's - 2. Garnier - 3. Pellado

#1, 1910 (France), Speed Champs - 1. Gill's - 2. Garnier - 3. Cadosh

#1, 1910 (France), Most cards Torn Champs - 1. Pellado - 2. Gill's - 3. Cadosh

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David, do you happen to know what the most cards torn was in this 1910 contest?

This would be awesome to know!

Thanks my friend!!!

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The winner Pellado tore 130 cards together in 50 secs.

Remember cards back then were paper cards, and not like they are today.

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The winner Pellado tore 130 cards together in 50 secs.

Remember cards back then were paper cards, and not like they are today.

Super interesting! Thanks David!

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