Saturday May 18th, 2019
Friday May 17th, 2019
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Steve Slane, Event Coordinator
Dirk W. Myers, Assistant Coordinator
Highland Games are sporting and athletic events traditional in Scottish and Celtic culture. These games are typically defined by a series of events which involve heavy lifting and throwing. Chanute Highland Games will be comprised of the following events:
Open Stone Put - similar to shot put, where a stone (weighing between 16-22 lbs for men, 8-12 lbs for women) is used and any style of one-handed throwing is allowed, including spin and glide styles.
Braemer Stone Put - similar to open stone, except a heavier stone (weighing between 22-28 lbs for men, 13-18 lbs for women) is used and in this event, stones must be put from a standing position only.
Caber Toss - a large tapered pole is tossed so the caber turns end over end
Sheaf Toss - a sheaf (stuffed 16 or 20 lb burlap or plastic bag) is tossed over a horizontal bar with a pitch fork. Three attempts are allowed before competitor is disqualified.
Hammer Throw - the hammer (16 or 22 lbs), a lead or steel head with a bamboo or rattan handle with a maximum of 50" in length, is wound above the head and released over the shoulder with the feet remaining in a fixed position until the hammer is released.
HWFD (Heavy weight for distance) - heavy weight (56 lb for men, 28 lb for women), shaped with links and a handle, is thrown using one hand. Three attempts are allowed before competitor is disqualified.
LWFD (Light weight for distance) - same as the HWFD, using a light weight (28 lb for men, 14 lb for women). Three attempts are allowed before competitor is disqualified.
WOB (Weight over the bar) - heavy weight (56 lb) with attached handle, is tossed over a horizontal bar using one hand. Three attempts are allowed at each height; successful clearance allows the competitor to advance to next round at an increased height.