UPDATE: For the first time in the history of the Highland Games, the International Highland Games Federation will have its World Championship in France in one of the most spectacular settings ever seen.
The place: the old castle of Bressuire
The twelve throwers who will compete for the Holy Grail of the IHGF Highland Games represent the crème de la crème and come from all over the world:
Dan Mc KIM for the USA
Matt VINCENT for the USA
Matt DOCHERTY for Canada
Craig SINCLAIR for Scotland
Sinclair PATIENCE for Scotland
Sebastian WENTA for Poland
Lucasz WENTA for Poland
Scott RIDER for England
Peter-Karst BOUMA for Holland
Jimmy VAN DE WALLE for Belgium
Robert FAZEKAS for Hungary
Jono Mac FARLANE for New Zealand
Francis Brebner "Bressuire will be host of one of the biggest line ups ever in a IHGF World Highland games Championships to date, mark your calenders, book your flights as this is one World Championships you don't want to miss !!!!! June 2015, 13, 14 Bressuire, France."
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW:
- NO IHGF world Championship in 2014
The 12 throwers will be very eager to compete in Bressuire as the 2014 IHGF World Championship has been cancelled for financial reasons.
- Two World champions in Bressuire
The spectators in Bressuire will see two world champions on the field:
Dan Mc KIM (photo), world champion in 2011 and IHGF world champion in 2013
Matt VINCENT, world champion in 2012 and in 2014
- IHGF 2013 World Championship: Overall results
1. Dan McKIM
2. Matt VINCENT
3. Sebastian WENTA
4. Scott RIDER
5. Matt DOCHERTY
6. Craig SINCLAIR
7. Sean BETZ
8. Jon O’NEIL
9. Mike ZOLKIEWITZ
10. Ryan STEWART
11. Greg HADLEY
12. Hans LOLKEMA
- 2013: The highlights
Dan McKIM winning the Hammer with 143' 9-1/2” in the 16-lb. hammer and 123' 9" with the 22-lb. hammer
Sebastian WENTA winning the 22-lb Braemar Stone with 44' 7"
Matt VINCENT winning the 28-lb. weight-for-distance with 87' 10"
Sebastian WENTA winning the 56-lb. weight-for-distance with 43' 11"
Mike ZOLKIEWITZ winning the 56-lb. weight for height with 17' 6"
Dan McKIM winning the caber (19' 10" in length and 130 lb.) with a perfect 12 o'clock toss,” said Brebner.
BRESSUIRE, THE PLACE TO BE
on June 13, 14 2015 for the IHGF Highland Games World Championships