a celtic tradition since 1976 
42nd annual | saturday may 5, 2018

This is a kilted event and ATHLETES MUST BE ON THE FIELD BY 8:00 A.M.  The award ceremony will take place immediately following the competition and awards will be presented for top athlete in each of the divisions, "Athlete of the Day" and "Sportsman of the Day".   Bog Gourley is the Games Athletic Director.  For more information, please contact:  Robbie Harper at robbie_harper@yahoo.com 

Scottish heavy athletics owe their roots to the Highland warriors who would keep in shape between battles by competing among themselves using everyday implements.  A stone, a blacksmith’s hammer, a tree trunk (caber) all became tools for building strength for battle!  When the English forbid any Scotsman to bear arms these alternatives to traditional weapons were used to select the finest athletes for war.  Clan warriors competed in these types of heavy athletic events to demonstrate their relative strength so it is fitting that clan tents line the athletic field at today’s event.  

heavy Athletics

Come challenge other kilt-donning athletes in events including the Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw, Open Stone Put and much more! The most spectacular event is the Caber Toss – ‘ye casting of the bar’.  This feat of strength, balance and agility has remained basically unchanged over the centuries. 

Single Athlete registration is $20 and includes:
-       1 Adult general admission for the athlete
-       1 Athlete Savannah Scottish Games t-shirt (register early to ensure sizing)


​Athlete Family Package

-       2 Adult & 1 Child general admission tickets

​-       1 Athlete Savannah Scottish Games T-shirt (register early to ensure sizing)

We encourage all beginners (novices) who would like to learn to throw to be on the filed at 7:30 on the day of the Games for a one hour clinic. No kilts are required for the clinic.   Only registered Novices will be throwing from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. so get your Registration in early as space is limited.

DIVISIONS:

Men’s Amateur A
Men’s Amateur B
Men’s Masters – Age 40-49
Men’s Masters – Age 50+
Men’s Novice 
Women’s Open
Women’s Masters – Age 40+

Registration is limited as we are limiting to size of the groups to allow athletes time to enjoy the rest of Savannah on Saturday night!

Registration Form for 2018 Heavy Athletics WILL BE POSTED SOON.

Savannah Scottish Games

EVENTS showcased in Savannah will include:

Turning of the Caber / The Caber Toss
Tossing the Sheaf (16 lbs)
Clachneart or “Stone of Strength” (16 lb stone)
22 lb Hammer Throw
28 Weight Throw
56 lb Weight Throw
56 lb Weight Toss for Height
 

HIGHLAND GAMES CLINIC
Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on field