Helmsdale and District Highland Games

Saturday 19 August 2017

Notice to Intending Competitors

  1. The decision of the judges appointed by the Committee shall be final.
  2. Protests must be handed to the Secretary in writing within 15 minutes of the event, with deposit of £10 which may be forfeited should the Committee consider the protest to be unwarranted.
  3. All competitors must be dressed in Highland Costume for Piping, Dancing and Heavy Events.
  4. In all competitions there must be more competitors than prizes, otherwise prize money will be withheld.
  5. Entries on the Day of the Games will be received only at the Secretary's tent or to appropriate Dancing or Piping Stewards. All competitors must pay for admission to the field.
  6. Piping competitions start at 10:30 am. Draw for sequence of play by Steward at 10:00 am. Three Piobaireachds to be submitted to Judge by Senior Competitors. Where appropriate Judges may combine classes.
  7. All competitors must be ready on the field when called. Any competitor misconducting him/herself will not be allowed to compete.
  8. The prize money will be paid to each Competitor as soon as the result of each event is verified.
  9. No persons will be allowed in the ring except competitors engaged, officials and authorised members of the press.
  10. Trophy winners will hold the award for one year only. Trophies to be returned by 1st July 2016 for engraving.
  11. The Committee reserve the right to make any alteration in the Games Programme.
  12. The Scottish Hill Race Championship can go only to an athlete registered with the S.G.A. All competitors in both Hill Races enter at their own risk. All competitors to register in Secretaries hut prior to race start.

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Piping

Open - Senior

Piobaireachd

March

Strathspey and Reel

Hornpipe and Jig

Open - Junior - Under 18

Piobaireachd (Own Choice)

March

Strathspey and Reel

Hornpipe and Jig

15 years old and under

March

Strathspey and Reel

Confined to Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire

Senior

March, Strathspey and Reel

Hornpipe and Jig

16-17 years old

March

Strathspey and Reel

15 years old and under

March

Strathspey and Reel

Dancing

(All dancers must be premier grades)

Confined to Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire

12 year/under

Highland Fling

Sean Truibhais

Sailors Hornpipe

15 years/under

Highland Fling

Sean Truibhais

Sailors Hornpipe

16 years/over

Highland Fling

Sean Truibhais

Sailors Hornpipe

Open - 12 years/under

Highland Fling

Sword Dance

Sean Truibhais

Irish Jig

Sailors Hornpipe

Open - 15 years/under

Highland Fling

Sword Dance

Sean Truibhais

Irish Jig

Sailors Hornpipe

Open - 16 years/over

Highland Fling

Sword Dance

Sean Truibhais

Irish Jig

Sailors Hornpipe

Would Prize Winners please remain in appropriate costume for presentation

Heavy Events

Confined to Parish - Commences at 10:00am. Each entry limited to 2 throws.

Putting 16Ib Ball (under 18 boys)

Throwing 12Ib Hammer (under 18 boys)

Confined to Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire - Commences 10:30am. Each entry limited to 2 Throws

Putting 16Ib Ball

Throwing 16Ib Hammer

Throwing 35Ib Weight for Height

Throwing 28Ib Weight for Distance

Tossing the Caber

Open - Commences 1.00pm

Putting 16Ib Ball

Putting 22Ib Ball

Throwing 16Ib Hammer

Throwing 22Ib Hammer

Throwing 56Ib Weight for Height

Throwing 28Ib Weight for Distance

Throwing 56Ib Weight for Distance

Tossing the Caber

Tug of War (men)

Tug of War (women)

Competitors will enter the confined or the open events, not both.

On completion of the confined events, competitors may be invited into the open at the convenors discretion.


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Track and Field

Open

100m Race

200m Race

400m Race

800m Race

1500m Race

High Jump

Long Jump

Hop, Step and Leap

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire Junior Track and Field (14 and 15 yrs old)

100m Race

200m Race

400m Race

High Jump

Open

Ladies 100m Race

Hill Race

Open Scottish Hill Race Championship

Hill Race (17yrs/over)

Hill Race (17yrs/over, confined)

Hill Race (17yrs/over, women)

Youth/Junior Hill Race - Run over separate course, commences 12:35pm.

Open Youth Hill Race

(over 12yrs and under 17yrs)

Confined Youth Hill Race

(Over 12yrs and under 17yrs)

Confined Junior Hill Race

(10-12yrs, confined to Parish)

Cycling

Open

800m Race

1500m Race

3200m Race

De'il Tak' The Hindmost

One Mile (16yrs and under)

Half Mile (under 16)

Children's Races

Commencing 3.00pm. approx.

Open

Boys and Girls (under 5)

Boys (aged 5 and 6)

Girls (aged 5 and 6)

Boys (aged 7 and 8)

Girls (aged 7 and 8)

Boys (aged 9 and 10)

Girls (aged 9 and 10)

Boys (aged 11 and 12)89. Girls (aged 11 and 12)

Boys (aged 13)

Girls (aged 13)

Mini Highland Games

Commencing 10.00am on Games Park.

Events and Prizes to be awarded on the day.

Come and have a try.

Sponsored by Munro and Noble.

Fly Casting

All competitors must use tackle supplied by Games Committee

Open

Trout Casting for Distance

Salmon Casting for Distance

Trout Casting for Accuracy

Confined to Parish

Trout Casting for Distance

Salmon Casting for Distance

Trout Casting for Distance

(16yrs and under)

Salmon Casting for Distance

(16yrs and under)

Trout Casting for Accuracy

Ladies Fly Casting

Novelty

Open

Throwing the Besom (Women)

Haggis Hurling (Women)

Wellie Hurling (Men)

Participants in confined or open heavy events are excluded from entering Novelty Wellie Hurling


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