Dachshund Wins Melon Balling Contest
A dachshund named Pickle has been named the champion of this year’s International Melon Balling Contest. His top score of 167 points was carefully determined by a panel of judges who weighed his technique, ball size and final presentation.
“It was a close match,” says melon ball enthusiast Clyde Fairbanks. “But Pickle really pulled it out at the end with his classic Half-Ball Twist.”
Pickle was awarded $50,000 and The Golden Baller, a coveted trophy in most melon art circles.