25 juillet 2015

Bressuire IHGF Worlds: and now a video...

Laurène CASSEVILLE is a young journalist and video-reporter. She did enjoy the spirit and the atmosphere of the Highland Games World Championship in Bressuire.That's why her short film is worth watching.Thanks Laurène! According to Jean-Louis COPPET, more then 10.000 people attended the Games in Bressuire. Of course, most of them came on Saturday under the sun. But the pouring rain on Sunday didn't stop many others from watching the Games until the end. And they did enjoy the suspense for the final victory between Matt VINCENT... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2015

Superposition, Flip-books: Strange cabers flying in Bressuire

Our photographer Thierry TURC is a specialist of Superposition. That's why Xavier TATIBOUET's caber-throw during the French Masters Championship at the Bressuire castle looks particularly strange and impressive. But Thierry is also a specialist of flip-booking. Just click on this photo to enjoy Scott RIDER's caber-toss under the rain at the end of the IHGF Worlds in Bressuire It's not a video. It's just a flip-book with two photos per second.. Quite an original tribute to the 2015 caber-toss world champion, isn't it?. Thanks,... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2015

Cats and dogs, hammers and tongs

In Bressuire just like everywhere in the World, Highland Games are fun under the sun. But they are not necessarily a pain under the rain. That was the case in Bressuire for the IHGF WorldsEverybody was great on Saturday when the sun was shining But athletes, spectators and volunteers were even greater on Sunday in spite of the apocalyptic weather. And there were no "Flowers of Scotland" for the pipers: just "Showers of Scotland" in Bressuire-the-Scot But even if it was raining cats and dogs, they were all hammers and tongs ... [Lire la suite]
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]