04 juillet 2015

Independance Day:"May the fourth be with you!"

"May the fourth be with you!" Today's special dedication from the Bressuire speaker-blogger is for our American Heavies on Independance Day Dan McKIM and Matt VINCENT gave us a fantastic competition in the old Bressuire castle... And the 10.000 spectators who had come to encourage them for the IHGF World Championship did enjoy that.Until the last moment, until the last competition, nobody could guess who would become World Champion. And it was an exceptionnal priviledge for the speaker-blogger to comment such a competition and... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2015

Bressuire new records (1) keg over bar

In Bressuire, you can throw a 25,3 k weight over the bar and break a new record at 5.10m.But you can also throw the Coreff keg over the bar and send it just a little bit higher: 5,11 meters.This is what Dan McKIM did in Bressuire on Saturday and that's why he was so pleased in front of the scoreboard. (photo Alain CADU) And at that time, he didn't know yet that he would become the new 2015 world champion. Throwing the keg higher and higher Throwing the 24,3 kg (53,6Ib) beer keg is just like throwing the weight over bar. It's the... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2015

IHGF Worlds: the pros in Bressuire, the amateurs in Norway

One week after the IHGF Pro Worlds and the French Championship in Bressuire, Cyrille BOUCHER, our French champion was in Norway last week-end for the amateur Worlds in Fefor, Norway. And the setting was absolutely awesome.Just have a look at the opening ceremony Most of the throwers in the line-up had already competed in Bressuire and are quite popular in France: Daniel DOROW from Germany, Jonathan KELLY from Northern Ireland, Stuart ANDERSON from Scotland, Martin SCHILLER from Austria And you know what? Daniel DOROW is the new... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2015

The 12 champions from 1 to 12, le classement illustré

12 Thanks to Patrick BALLARGEAU for his photos. Here's his first album A la une aujourd'hui le premier album-photo de Patrick BALLARGEAU. Qu'il soit remercié 12 fois! Dan Mac KIM, USA, the 2015 world champion with 22 points and 2 victories: weight over bar and heavy weight (photo) L'américain Dan Mac KIM champion du monde 2015 avec deux victoires au poids en hauteur et au poids lourd Matt VINCENT, USA, second with 23 points and one victory: light weight for distance. On the photo, he's throwing the cork, a special Bressuire... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2015

Scott RIDER , the best IHGF caber-tosser in the World

In spite of this fantastic document by Patrick BALLARGEAU, Lucasz WENTA didn't win the caber-tossing world title in Bressuire. The 2015 World champion far caber-tossing is Scott RIDER, just like Dan Mc KIM is the 2015 overall IHGF World Champion.His achievement on Saturday's fourth event was exceptionnal. ( Photos: Marie-Claire GIRAUD)            Scott tossed the 73-kilo (161,4 Ib), 6m15m (20'2,1") caber three times for an excellent 12.15 with such a caber. Lukasz WENTA tossed it once with a 9.30... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2015

Francis BREBNER: "One of the best climax finishes"

If you read the blog, you know that Dan McKIM's won his 2015  title after a last-minute W.O.B 5.10 m victory under a pouring rain (photo: Thierry TURC) If you are interested in the Highland Games you know that Francis BREBNER is the president of the International Highland Games Federation and a former caber-toss World Champion.So his comment on the Bressuire Worlds is particularly interesting. What a comeback! "This was one of the best climax finishes to a World Highland games Championships I have ever witnessed... what a... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2015

Bressuire Worlds: Tous les résultats, all the results

Bressuire: The top 3   1- Dan McKIM, USA 2- Matt VINCENT, USA 3- Matt DOHERTY, Canada Photo: Louis FRADIN Thanks to PF Productions, you can find all the results on the blog.Tous les résultats sur le blog grâce à Franck POUHET, le Monsieur Informatique des Highland Games Just a click! Champ_Monde_Indiv_Juin_2015   On French TV, M6 à Bressuire And here's a link to watch a report about the Bressuire Games on French TV (M6) Un lien pour retrouver le reportage de M6 (Merci à Fred LIEVRE!) ... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2015

Bressuire-the-Scot: more photos and a link to watch the Games

What a fantastic day in Bressuire for the Highland Games World Championship. After the first post yesterday after 4 events: 1-VINCENT, 2-Mc KIM 3- RIDER  just have a look at these photos by Jean-Patrick JOLLY, Loulou FRADIN and Clotilde CADU THE OPENING CEREMONY: THE FIRST DAY'S WINNERS: Two victories for Scott RIDER: caber-tossing and open stone One victory for Dan McKIM : heavy weight 13,41m  43'11,9 One victory for Craig SINCLAIR, Scotland: light hammer 43,61m  143'0,9", a new Bressuire record and a... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2015

The IHGF Worlds afer 4 events: 1-VINCENT, 2-MacKIM, 3-RIDER

Without winning a single event, the American Matt VINCENT is leading the IHGF Worlds in Bressuire. He has got his 12 points after finishing second at the open stone and at the heavy weight. He finished third at the hammer and fifth at the caber Dan Mac KIM is second with 14 points after the first day of competition and Scott RIDER is third with 15 points. After 4 events: 1- Matt VINCENT, USA 12 points 2- Dan Mac KIM, USA 14 points 3- Scott RIDER, England, 15 points 4- Lucasz WENTA, Poland, 19 points 5- Matt DOHERTY, Canada 19... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2015

Bressuire, la crème de la crème on stage

UPDATE, Mise à jour (more photos) Bressuire, 20h à Bocapole. Les voici, les voilà....pendant la soirée avec les sponsors Bressuire, 8 p.m. Here they are in Bressuire one day before the competition Francis BREBNER, the IHGF president, Robert FAZEKAS, Craig SINCLAIR, Jono MacFARLANE, Dan MLAc KIM, Matt DOHERTY, Jimmy VAN de WALLE, Sinclair PATIENCE, Lucasz WENTA, Matt VINCENT, Peter- Karst BOUMA, Seb WENTA, Scott RIDER and your speaker-blogger. Les 12 champions des Highland Games ont été présentés à leurs 104 sponsors vendredi... [Lire la suite]
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