04 août 2018

W.O.B: Guess what is going to happen to Vlad Tulacek...

Il you are a Highland Games fan, you certainly know Vlad Tulacek, one of the best throwers in the world. Maybe you also had the priviledge to see him throw and break field records last year in Bressuire, France (photo) W.O.B: Weight and see Just click on this link and guess what has happened to him... https://www.facebook.com/Vladislav.Tulacek/videos/2223157724380737/   Just play the first few seconds and then pause. Now, imagine what's going to happen to Vlad Tulacek during this attempt on 17 feet at W.O.B. Ready. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2018

Fefor, Norway: an IHGF show of Strength for Men and Women

For Francis BREBNER's International Highland Games Federation, strength is for both men and women as you can see on the photo Last week-end in Fefor, Norway, there was no discrimination on the photo. Beauties and the Beasts While 12 men from 12 nations competed for the title of IHGF amateur World champion, there was a "Stones Strenght World Challenge" for eight women coming from all over the World.       They had their own show of strength and they all proved they were strong enough to lift, carry or... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2018

Bressuire highlights, les grandes dates des Highland games

UPDATE:  L'histoire des Highland Games à Bressuire, a Highland Games story   Juin/June 1996: Démonstration de Highland Games au château pour les 5 ans du jumelage Bressuire / Fraserburgh. First show in Bressuire, France for the 5th anniversary of the twinning with Fraserburg, Scotland. A very successful experience for Jean-Louis COPPET, the French president, and his team Le coup d’essai va devenir un coup de maître. A first step before the Highland Games in Bressuire   Juillet / July 2001 1.000... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2018

200.000 visitors : Merci and Ceud mile failte again

For sure, the Highland Games are becoming quite popular in France and you want to know more and more about our competitions.That's why it is a real pleasure for the blogger to say "Merci" for your visits on the blog and to celebrate our 200.000th visitor with this cartoon by our Bressuire drawer Kayo We would never have imagined that one day, we would welcome so many visitors for Highland Games. In France, only the "happy few" knew about this Scottish tradition some twenty years ago. Ceud mile failte again! One hundred thousand... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2018

Burns night: An ode to the haggis in French

Bressuire-the-Scot in western France is considered one of the most Scottish towns in France. And we never forget to celebrate whisky, Celtic dances, pipe-bands or Highland Games.. And Robert Burns's "Ode to the Haggis" is never forgotten on January 25 Want to have more? -Highland Games are held every other year at the castle and they attract thousands of spectators for European or World Championships. All the high-flyers of this competition, dancers and pipers enjoy coming to Bressuire... - Scotch whisky is celebrated on Saint... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2017

Why Kendricks and pole-vaulters must thank the Highland Games

UPDATE On August 8, Sam KENDRICKS, the pole-vaulter from the USA,  became the new World champion in London. And he certainly doesn't know the origin of his sport... And he certainly doesn't know why he should thank the Highland Games.... The origins of pole-vaulting: Before becoming an olympic event in 1896, pole-vaulting was one of the most spectacular events of the Highland Games and one of the first track and field competitions in the second half of the 19th century.Dave Webster, the historian of the Highland Games, has... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2017

Bressuire Highland Games: haunted castle and crazy cabers

Just have a look at the cabers in Bressuire with this photo by Patrick Ballargeau from "Regards", the local photo-club. An amazing caber-toss by Vlad Tulacek, isn't it? And what about this one by Thierry Turc from the same club? No wonder Vlad has won the competition.... And this is just the same with Rafal KOBYLARZ shot by Thierry Trurc again... Very stange, isn't it? There are even people who suggest that the old castle in Bressuire-the-Scot is haunted. Maybe they are not wrong, especially when our photographer Jacques... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

Bressuire Highland Games: When the pipers go marchin' in

As usual, the pipers came marchin' in during the IHGF European Pro Championship in Bressuire-the-Scot, France And, of course, it was a real pleasure for our photographers with such an awesome background in the old middle-aged Bressuire castle. Bressuire also had the priviledge to welcome Robert WATT, one of the stars of solo piping with quite a few titles of world champion. It was a real pleasure to listen to his solos and his "Amazing Grace" was really amazing. A pipe-band competition Robert WATT, just like drum-Major Peter... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2017

Bressuire-the-Scot: Celtic dancers in full swing

What are the differences between two Celtic dancers and a  European thrower at the Bressuire Highland Games? According to Mary PINET, our special contributor for this post, there are none: they are all  in full swing and these two photos by Louis Fradin and Jean-Patrick Jolly just illustrate it. "A Celtic Festival in full swing" by Mary PINET During the Highland Games weekend, Bressuire Castle was the scene of richly contrasting events. Down in the sporting area, the heavies were throwing their weights around and... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2017

Bressuire Highland Games: nine grinning faces...

You think the nine Heavies competing for the IHGF European Pro title in Bressuire-the-Scot are making faces? You are wrong.. Their faces just reveal how strong their effort is.Just have a look at these close-ups by our photographer Jacques PAQUEREAU After Rafal KOBYLARZ, Raynor WORTEL and Hans LOLKEMA throwing the hammer, after Jamie GUNN throwing the stone and Lorne COLTHART the hammer, here come Seb WENTA, Svavar SIGURSTEINSSON, Daniel DOROW and the new IHGF European Pro Champion Vlad TULACEK