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


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]

12 juin 2019

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 spectateurs au Château... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2019

Bressuire Highland Games: throwers, pipers....and dancers

"For the 10th edition of the Bressuire Highland Games, we have the pleasure of welcoming back the young dancers of Scoil Rince Mobhi. 10, a key figure... Looking back over the years, 10 turns out to be a key figure. Indeed, Scoil Rince Mobhi have been taking part in the Highland Games for 10 years - since 2009 - and overall this will be their 10th visit to Bressuire. And what's more, there will be 10 of them! Scoil Rince Mobhi's last visit here was in March when they put on two shows at Bocapôle to celebrate St Patrick's... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2019

Bressuire, France : 12 champions for one IHGF World title

 They come from 11countries and they will compete in Bressuire, France for the tithe of IHGF amateur World Champion. The 12 high-flyers: Svavar SIGURSTEINSSON, from Iceland Jamie GUNN from Scotland Glenn NYS from Belgium Tibor KISS from Hungary Simeon BRUEGGER from Switzerland Joe POCOCK from Canada Skylar ARNESON from the USA Yrjo HAMALAINEN from Finland Stefan SOLITSCH from Germany Johan LONGHURST from the Netherlands Fabien PATHENEY and Maxime BILLEAUD from France The 2019 IHGF amateur Worlds will take place on... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2019

Bressuire castle, what a showcase for the IHGF Worlds

Hugues ENOND loves the Bressuire castle that will host the IHGF amateur Worlds on June 15 and 16 with the best throwers of the moment. What a line-up! And his fantastic photos of the Bressuire castle really prove it. What a showcase for international Highland Games with throwers from all over the world! No wonder most of the international throwers enjoy coming to Bressuire, France! For them, the place is definitely in the Top 3 of all the venues in the world of Highland Games. Bressuire-the-Scot It looks like Scotland but the... [Lire la suite]
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