by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2013 IronMind
“The Bressuire Highland Games in France has unquestionably grown into one of the top Highland Games on the international circuit under the leadership of the Association Sportive des Jeux d’Ecosse en France (AJEF) president Jean Louis Coppet and his amazing Highland Games committee,” Francis Brebner said, and last weekend it hosted the 2013 IHGF European Championships in front of a crowd estimated at over 10,000.
- Jimmy Van De Walle (Belgium)
- Pieter Karst Bouma (Holland)
- Martin Schiller (Austria)
- David Frey (Germany)
- Csaba Meszaros (Hungary)
- Attila Szabo (Hungary)
- Amine Amroun (France)
- Belkacem Smahi (France)
- Jonathan Kelly (Ireland)
- Stuart Anderson (Scotland)
3. Stuart Anderson 34.5
4. David Frey 36.5
5. Attila Szabo 37.5
In the Bouchon Bouvet-Ladubay 28-lb. cork putt, a new world record was also set by Attila Szabo with a distance 30’ 1”.“In the French category, two new records were set by Amine Amroun: 57’ 3” in the 28-lb. weight for distance and 28’ 11” in the 56-lb.weight for distance,” said Brebner.
- Scott Rider (England)
- Sebastian Wenta (Poland)
- Aaron Neighbour (Australia)
- Hans Lolkema (Holland)
- Uli Muller (Germany)
“Wenta won the 22-lb. Braemar stone with a class putt of 44’ 2”, surpassing the ground record previously held by Scotland’s Gregor Edmunds,” Brebner said, and “in the 16-lb. open stone, Rider pulled out a rip-roaring putt of 54’ 4” for the win over Wenta, who placed second with 51’ 4”.
“The caber, an 18’ and 140-lb. implement, was tossed by Wenta for three perfect 12:00 results,” said Brebner. Rider won the 56-lb. weight for height to get right back in the hunt, ending the competition in a tie with Sebastian Wenta.
Overall points: Open Class
1. Scott Rider & Sebastian Wenta (tie) 13.0
3. Aaron Neighbour & Hans Lolkema (tie) 27.0
5. Uli Muller 40.
- 001 2013 Competition Poids en longueur, Weight for distance (right column)
- 001 2013 Exploit for Janathan KELLY (keg over the bar)
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