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

chateau aérienThe line-up:The Top Twelve among professional Heavies

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:

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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, the IHGF  president on Facebook

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:

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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

10 7Scott RIDER (photo in Bressuire) winning the 16-lb. Open Stone 57 '8-1/2”,

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.

Source: IHGF

 BRESSUIRE, THE PLACE TO BE

on June 13, 14 2015 for the IHGF Highland Games World Championships

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