"After a 10- year experience of Highland Games at the Bressuire castle the AJEF will be trusted with the organization of the most prestigious Heavy Event competition, the Pro WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in 2015.
In the wake of the World Series 2010 the French association AJEF Highland Games France applied for the right to organize the World Championship in 2015 in France.
This has been the first application ever in Europe apart from Scotland.
Unofficial agreement had been notified in November 2012. This month we received official declaration from the International Highland Games Federation stating that Bressuire was officially listed and selected as the host for the 2015 World Championship , 13-14th june.
The AJEF is greatly honored and very grateful to Francis BREBNER who has been so helpful in raising the Bressuire Highland Games to the highest rank.
2013 will be the last edition of the Highland Games before the World Championship.
Two competitions will be held over the week-end 8-9th June at the Bressuire castle : French championship UFOLEP and IHGF European individual Championship with the best amateur throwers from 9 nations."
Jean-Louis COPPET, president of Ajef Highland Games France
IMAGES OF 2010
In 2010 for the Highland Games, the crème de la crème had come to Bressuire for the World Cup
On the photo: Larry BROCK (USA), Sean BETZ (USA), Ryan VIERRA (USA), Greg HADLEY (Canada), Hans LOLKEMA (Netherlands),, Aaron NEIGHBOUR (Australia), Craig SINCLAIR (Scotland), Scott RIDER (England) and Peter GUDMUNDSSON (Iceland)
2015, The Castle: That'll be the place
Bressuire Highland Games story
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