15 février 2014

Winter Games, Highland Games: No problem for Scott RIDER

Tout le monde aux Highland Games de Bressuire connaît Scott RIDER, l'anglais champion du monde de lancer de pierre en 2010. Scott RIDER is definitely one of the best throwers in the world. And everybody knows him in Bressuire and elsewhere.Et si vous êtes un lecteur assidu du blog, vous saurez pourquoi il peut dire fièrement: "Highland Games, Jeux d'hiver même combat" If you are the regular reader of the blog, you already know why he  can say: "Highland Games, Winter Games, just the same" Vous voulez savoir pourquoi. You... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2012

Video 8: La pierre légère, light stone

One more video by the IFHG for www.highlandgames.canalblog.com and AJEF   After the caber, the light stone: la pierre légère après le retourné de tronc d'arbre.   Une pierre et des pépins. A stone and brolleys Just a stone for the throwers and an umbrella for the spectators!   Throwing in the rain: une pierre pour les lanceurs et un parapluie pour les spectateurs   Music and testimony. Musique et témoignage   With the Red Hot Chili Pipers live in Bressuire and an interview with Grant SINCLAIR in... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2011

Scott: one bird with two stones

For the first time in Bressuire, a world championship title was at stake: the traditional stone put. Ironically enough, in this oh so Scottish sport, it was an Englishman named Scott who was the hero of the day!   Scott Rider threw the light stone 17.5 metres and the heavy stone 12.28 metres, making a total of 29.78 metres.   Instead of killing the proverbial two birds with one stone, Scott killed one bird with two stones – albeit a big bird in the form of Gregor Edmonds and his previous Bressuire records of 15.98... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2009

Light stone put

    The stone used for this, the first event of the Games, was found and polished in Largeasse (no comment), a town fittingly situated a stone’s throw from Bressuire.   They say a rolling stone gathers no moss. And although this 16 pound rock did little rolling, it certainly had no time to gather moss. Indeed, it hurtled through the air and landed no fewer than 45 times as the 15 contenders (9 European and 6 French) were each entitled to three goes.   The best distance was achieved by Gregor... [Lire la suite]