14 juillet 2022

Bressuire, France : "An Irish flavour for our Highland Games"

For the 2022 edition of the Highland Games it was decided that Ireland would have the place of honour for two reasons. 25th Anniversary This year marks the 25th anniversary of the twinning between Bressuire and Leixlip. On a broader historical level, Ireland recently commemorated the centenary of the outbreak of the Civil War which took place from 1922 to 1923 and was one of the stages in the fight for independence. "En route pour l'Irlande" In order to give the Games a distinctly Irish flavour, the twinning presented an... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2022

Bressuire : "Games like no other Games" by Francis Brebner

Bressuire International Games France celebrated its 27th anniversary of Highland Games and as normal left no stone unturned when it come to their games and in producing once again another magnificent overall event, which included all the customary elements from the heavy events, Highland dancing, mass pipebands,folk music and much more.(photo : Thierry Turc) Panoramic views Held within the majestic grounds of the medieval ruins of the amazing  Bressuire Castle that dates back more than 1000 years, this can only be described as... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2022

The Bressuire Highland Games by Francis Brebner

In what can only be described as one of the best locations for a Highland Games to be contested anywhere, the Bressuire Games which are held in the grounds of a walled 1,000 year old castle which is surrounded by a moat, with the most nicest of scenery and views that over look the picturesque town of Bressuire are just breath taking, the atmosphere created at these games are like none other and are most captivating which gives you a magical and yet hunting like feeling of being transported back in time of bygone days. ... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2022

L'histoire des Jeux à Bressuire, a Highland Games story

  UPDATE / MISE A JOUR En attendant de savoir si les Highland Games 2022 auront lieu ou pas au château, retour en images avec photos, vidéos et diaporamas sur les grandes dates des jeux écossais dans notre ville. To have or not to have Highland Games next June, that's still the question. In the meantime,enjoy the Highlights of our Games with photos, videos ans slideshows.   Bressuire highlights, les Highland Games au fil des éditions Juin/June 1996: Démonstration de Highland Games au château pour les 5 ans du... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2019

F. Brebner :" Bressuire, the number one games on the circuit"

Francis BREBNER, the President of the International Highland Games Federation (IHGF), really loves our competitions in Bressuire.And the blog is happy to publish what he has posted on his Facebook page... I suppose most of the actors and spectators of these Games will appreciate it. And I'm sure most of our English-speaking readers will also find our photographs awesome! Thanks, Francis! "In one of the premier locations for a Highland Games, the Bressuire Games are held on the grounds of a thousand-year-old walled castle... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2019

"Cheeeeeese" in the Throwers studio at the IHGF amateur Worlds

There is an Actors Studio for the cinema. Why not a Throwers Studio to remember our awesome amateur Worlds in Bressuire, France? Here are the photos of the 12 champions plus the IHGF president and the Chieftain.(Credit: Jacques PAQUEREAU) ENJOY! Skylar ARNESON, USA,  the new amateur World Champion Glenn NYS from Belgium, number 2 in the competition Jamie GUNN , the Giant Killer from Scotland, number 3 Murdo MASTERSON, the 20-year-old newcomer from Scotland, number 4 Johann LANGHURST from the Netherlands, number 5 and Joe... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2019

The IHGF amateur Worlds : A French dream for Skylar ARNESON

For his first competition abroad, Skylar ARNESONhas become the 2019 IHGF amateur Worl Champion after a fantastic competition in Bressuire-the-Scot, France. He got 21 points after the eight events of the competition, winning two of them and finishing second three times. Glenn NIJS from Belgium, 23 points is second and  Jamie GUNN third with  25 points. Flags from all over the world The twelve throwers coming from eight countries enjoyed the competition in the awesome setting of the old castle in Bressuire with thousands of... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2019

Bressuire IHGF amateur Worlds: Suspense for Day 2

After the first day of the IHGF amateur World Championship in Bressuire, France, it's impossible to know who is going to win the competition. Skylar ARNESON, USA, and Glenn NYS (photo) from Belgium are tied at the first place with twelve points. But two Scots are not very far away: Jamie GUNN with 14 points is third and 20-year-old Murdo MASTERSON is in fourth position. The winners of the first four events: Open stone: Skylar ARNESON with a new Bressuire recordHeavy Weight: Glenn NYS with a new Bressuire record Light hammer:... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2019

The line-up for the IHGF amateur Worlds in Bressuire

Here they are: 12 throwers from 10 countries.They are all ready for the IHGF amateur World Championship this week-end in Bresssuire, France. from left to right YrjÖ HÄMÄLÄINEN, Finland; Tibor KISS, Hungary; Skylar ARNESON, USA; Fabien PATHENEY, France; Joe POCOCK, Canada; Svavar SIGURSTEINSON, Iceland;Jamie GUNN, Scotland; Maxime BILLEAUD, France; Glenn NYS, Belgium; Stefan KOLITSCH, Germany; Murdo MASTERSON, Scotland; Johan LANGHORST, Holland Who will become the 2019 amateur World Champion ? Stay tuned and you will know. See you... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2019

OUR MEMO ABOUT THE BRESSUIRE HIGHLAND GAMES

FOR ENGLISH READERS Want to know about the Bressuire Highland Games? The blog gives you the information you need.. Welcome on board! And stay tuned during the week-end.You'll get informed about the different competions and you'll have see all the photos of this Celtic week-end thanks to our photographers from "Regards", the local photo-club. See you soon! Alain CADU, blogger and speaker THE PLACE: THE SETTING: The old castle is a fantastic showcase for the Highland Games HIGHLAND GAMES STORY in BRESSUIRE: Just a click What... [Lire la suite]