The Scottish Highland Games Association

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Scottish Highland Games Association World Heavyweight Champion for 2013 Scott Rider, England.

This year competitors came from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and, England and Scotland

 

 

 

There are eight different disciplines in this event.

  • Throwing the 16 and 22 pound stones for distance
  • The 16 and 22 pound Scotch Hammer for distance
  • The 28 pound ball and chain for distance
  • 56 pound weight for distance
  • Another 56 pound weight is tossed over the bar
  • Traditionally, the last event is tossing the Caber

Blossoms

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Previous World Champions have been:

  • 1991 & 1994 – George Patience (Tain)
  • 1992 & 1996 - Joseph Quigley (Australia)
  • 1993, 1995 & 2000 – Alastair Gunn (Halkirk)
  • 1998, 1999 & 2003 – Matt Sanford ( Australia)
  • 2001 – Bruce Aitken (Auchinblane)
  • 2002 – No competition due to adverse weather conditions
  • 2004 – James Parman (Texas, U.S.A.)
  • 2005 – Ryan Vierra (U.S.A.)
  • 2006 – Ryan Vierra (U.S.A.)
  • 2007 – Ryan Vierra (U.S.A.)
  • 2008 – Bruce Robb (Rosyth)
  • 2009 – Aaron Neighbour (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2010 - Gregor Edmunds, Glasgow and Sebastion Wenta, Poland
  • 2011 - Rusty Price, California, U.S.A.
  • 2013 -- Scott Rider, England