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Brian Huntley
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« on: May 30, 2013, 02:56:21 PM »

Everyone,

We will be holding the Amateur Highland Games competition again this year.

We will have all classes; A's B's Masters and Women
We will do 7 of the nine events (hammers excluded)

One of the changes for this year is the Festival has agreed to allow us to start our event later in the afternoon and finish under the lights on the field. (anyone who was there last year when we did our last couple of events under the lights last year we had a GREAT crowd watching) We are going to try and capture the same audience we did last year by starting later and ending later.

Another thing that we are adding is a childrens event earlier that same day. we will be doing 3 events with the children.
Caber (lightweight cardboard tube)
Stone (something pretty small)
Sheep Toss (yes I said SHEEP) we are going to get a stuffed sheep and let the children use a plastic shovel to try and throw the sheep over the cross bar.

We are also proud to annouce that Mr. Francis Brebner has graciously agreed to come back this year and be our emcee for the event.

We have secured some more hotel rooms for friday and saturday nights. I would like to extend the invitation to the Athletes that are driving from farther away to stay the night on Saturday as we are going to be competing later into the evening. My biggest concern is the safety of people driving home late at night.

Entry fee will be $20.00. We will be imposing a new rule with regards to the entry fees at all GLSAA games.
YOU WILL NOT BE LISTED ON THE ATHLETE ROSTER UNTIL YOUR ENTRY FEE IS PAID
If you want to secure your entry into an event you will need to pay asap.

This is not the sign up thread for Dublin, I will post the signup thread 30 days prior to the event.

Thank you
Brian
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 03:52:56 PM »

what is the date?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 04:25:47 PM »

1ST weekend in August (Aug 3rd)
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 06:36:13 PM »

Hey Brian,

A bocce ball might make a good "stone" for the kids.

I'm glad Dublin is having the games back, but what is their hang up with the hammers?!  That field would be perfect. 

Sorry, I just like throwing the hammers.  Great work on continuing a great games.

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 01:34:21 PM »

Jason, we are getting ever closer to hammers @ Dublin... They (Dublin) brought them up again in my most recent meeting with them. The field expansion will not be ready this year but they feel confident that once we are able to throw on the expanded field. We SHOULD be able to bring the hammers to Dublin... I am persistently trying to get them in!!

Going to be another GREAT competition again this year for sure!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 02:51:37 PM »

Awesome announcement.  Thanks for all your time and effort Brian !
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 08:25:17 PM »

Great Job as always, Brian. Sign me up for helping at the kids games as long as they're done before we start throwing. I have some smaller stones like 9 lbs. or so that they can toss. I think you got the PVC pipe they used at Beltane for the kids events this year.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »

I have 3lb and 8lb shot puts that could be used.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 01:44:58 PM »

I will get you glsaa dues next week.  Dublin may be the only game I can play in. I am not dead....despite rumors.  I have to rebuild.  I miss all of you.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 10:04:21 AM »

We are looking forward to this. Throwing under lights with a lot of people watching sounds fun. It may be only Andy and me (Glenn) cause Anita blew her knee out at a comp. in New Jersey but we will let you know.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 12:23:37 PM »

Looking forward to this as well, since I have not been to a GLSAA comp before what is the quickest way to pay registration for this?
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 02:25:27 PM »

Send a PM to Brian Huntley and check with him. I would imagine he wants it PayPal.



Please submit payment by either PAYPAL (preffered method), send payment to bhuntley@glsaa.com or by mailing a check. If you are mailing a check please PM me for my address.



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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 03:38:40 PM »

There will be a paypal link in the signup thread, you can do it at the time of registration.

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2013, 08:34:43 AM »

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT NOON 7/3/13!!
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2013, 10:15:49 AM »

I'll be sitting in front of my pc waiting for it lol
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