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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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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09 juin 2018

200.000 visiteurs au compteur pour le blog des Highland Games

MISE A JOUR Un dessin vaut tous les éditos et on ne remerciera jamais assez le bressuirais KAYO pour son accueil explosif au crayon noir du 200.000e visiteur/visiteuse du blog. Et, le hasard faisant bien les choses, il ou elle a cliqué dans la foulée des championnats de France en présence de Stéphane BERN et de la caméra de la BBC venue suivre le journaliste royal jusqu'à la cérémonie protocolaire de Thiron-Gardais. On aurait presque pu aux célèbres Jeux de Braemar où la famille royale qui vient en voisin depuis son château de... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2018

200.000 mercis pour vos témoignages et vos encouragements

Le Verbatim des Highland Games bressuirais Ils font partie de ceux qui ont cru aux jeux écossais, les ont encouragés, les ont développés. C'était la moindre des choses de leur laisser la parole à l'occasion de cette 200.000e visite symbolique sur le www.highlandgames.canalblog.com Le blog les remercie pour leur contribution à ce "Verbatim" en l'honneur des Highland Games, de ses acteurs, de ses bénévoles.   Michel BECOT, ancien sénateur et chieftain des Jeux: "Une pensée très émue" "Après avoir fait une visite au premier... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2017

Oldies but Goldies: les Highland Games de 2001

MISE A JOUR: Le blog fait sa rétro des Highland Games de Bressuire avec l'histoire des Jeux racontée par son créateur, Jean-Louis COPPET. Rétro, boulot, dodo... "En 2001, le public était déjà au rendez-vous avec 1000 spectateurs au château.En outre, un contact très amical a été établi avec Francis BREBNER , le grand champion des années 90 pour les jeux d’Ecosse. Francis résidait dans la région jumelle près de Fraserburgh en Ecosse. Il avait marqué l’histoire des Highland Games en étant 7 fois champion du monde de lancer de tronc... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2017

"Just incredible!" Guess who said that about the Bressuire Games

He knows the Bressuire Highland Games quite well and he definitely enjoys the place and the atmosphere (phot AJEF in 2003). "This is a games that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime , just incredible...." His message on Facebook shows how enthusiastic he is about this special venue in France! Who can have written this incredible praise about the Bressuire Games? Guess who? The first clue given by the blog is a photo. Just have a look! It doesn't help you and you are ready to give up? Just have one more... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2017

Francis Brebner and IronMind praise Bressuire Games

Francis BREBNER, the IHGF chairman, has just used his Facebook page to quote an IronMind's article by Randall J. Strossen about the next IHGF European Championships in Bressuire, France. The French city is to host the Games on June 10 and 11 And he also used this opportunity to praise our town, the AJEF organisers and the castle on his Facebook page. His article is illustrated by a bill featuring one of Bressuire's favourite sons, Scott Rider. Unfortunately, there will be no Scott in the 2017 line-up (see below) Here's... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2015

Cead Mile Failte: 100.000 welcomes for the 100.000th visitor

  In the Celtic World, they say: "Cead Mile Failte" It just means one hundred thousand welcomes. Cead Mile Failte! What else can the blogger say when your www.highlandgames.canalblog.com welcomes its 100.000th visitor? It's just unexpected for a sport very few people in France knew about, fifteen years ago.. So, thanks everybody: the Heavies, of course, the organisers, the Frenchies, the volunteers, the spectators Thanks Francis, Jono and Sinclair for your friendly message! Special thanks to the blog's photographers and... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2015

Who's the biggest arm in this exceptional line-up?

In France, we like competitions. All kinds of competitions.. So, during the presentation of the throwers to the sponsors the day before the IHGF Worlds in Bressuire, they all laughed when the speaker-blogger decided to check who had the biggest arm... Of course, there wouldn't be another opportunity  like that in Bressuire, France with such a line-up between 104 and 155 kilos. Just have a look! And the speaker-blogger started his job with the first candidate: Seb WENTA from Poland. Sebastian WENTA, 19.68 inches And the... [Lire la suite]