Weight over bar (WoB)
A Class: 4 stone (56#) weight
Masters: 3 stone (42#) weight
Three attempts per athlete to clear each height. The bar height adjustments will be larger at first and decrease to 1″ increments toward the end.
Weight for Distance (WfD)
A Class: 4 stone (56#) and 2 stone (28#) weights
Masters: 3 stone (42#) and 2 stone (28#) weights
Three attempts per athlete. Greatest distance from the touch point on the trig wins.
A Class and Masters: heavy (22#) and light (16#) hammer
Three attempts per athlete per weight. Greatest distance from the trig wins.
Qualifying cabers will be used to thin the competition. Finally, the challenge caber will be employed. Closest to 12 o’clock wins. Ties will take other tosses into consideration; next best previous attempt wins.
A Class and Masters: 18# stone
Slide or spin up permitted. Each competitor is given three attempts. Greatest distance from the trig wins.
A Class and Masters: 24# stone
No run, slide, or spin up permitted. Each competitor is given three attempts. Greatest distance from the trig wins.
A Class: 20# sheaf
Masters: 16# sheaf
Three attempts per athlete to clear each height. Greatest height wins. If tied, the competitor with the least attempts wins.
Braveheart Sword Throw
Remember the end of Braveheart, when Angus pulls Wallace’s sword from its sheath and throws it in defiance at the English horde across the field at Bannock Burn? This is a reenactment of that scene, not because it’s historical but because it is fun and is something that will stir the blood. The rules are that we should throw the sword following Angus’ form; no spins or other means to get greater distance. If it sticks we’ll add 5 feet to the throw, otherwise it will be measured from the first mark on the pitch.
Here’s the Youtube clip from Braveheart
A special award will be provided for this.