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Heavy and Novice Events Programme

Hammer_throw_Aberdeen_HG_09 Heavy Events

  • Putting Heavy Stone (22lbs)
  • Putting Light Stone (16lbs)
  • Throwing Heavy Hammer (28lbs)
  • Weight for Distance (28lbs)
  • Caber Toss
  • Throwing the Light Hammer (16lbs)
  • Throwing 56lbs Weight Over the Bar

Prize monies: 1st 40, 2nd 30, 3rd 20, 4th 15. (same competitions will pay out to 5th place others to 6th place, see programme on the day)

Novice Heavy Events

Grampian Games Qualifying Championships for Heavy Events (sponsored by Glenfiddich Pure Malt Scotch Whisky) Championships open to competitors 17-25 years of age at start of session.

  • Novice light hammer
  • Novice light Ball
  • Novice 28lb weight for Distance
  • Novice 56lb Weight over Bar
  • Novice Caber Tossing

All competitors are required to pay their own entry fee into the games, competition entry fee is free (must be registered to S.H.G.A).

Only registered competitors will be permitted to take part in official events, be awarded points towards S.H.G.A. leagues and be entitled to collect prize money, trophies or medals being presented by the S.H.G.A. Unregistered athletes are not entitled to any cover under the S.H.G.A.'s personal injury Insurance scheme. Please note competitors most have their own insurance cover.

Registration to the S.H.G.A can be accessed through printing a form or by completing the online process from A special one event fee is available as well as a full years registration.

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