Savannah Scottish Games

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. 

Registration Fee is $20 PER PERSON and includes:
-       Free lunch
-       General admission for the athlete
-       A free Savannah Scottish Games t-shirt (register early to ensure sizing)

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 2017 Heavy Athletics is full and now closed

heavy Athletics

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.

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:  Janice Clement at Janice.t.clement@gmail.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.  

41st annual | saturday may 6th
a celtic tradition since 1976 

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 6, 2017
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on field