About Texas Women's Highland Games

Our Purpose:

To increase awareness and involvement of women in the sport of the Highland Games. Promoting a fun, active, family friendly and competitive sport by providing information and resources to all those interested in joining us in our continuing adventures!

Please see our FAQ page for all those burning questions you have about how you participate, what to do, who to talk to and where to go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How do I play? 1. The Field, Throwing Area, and Trig

The Highland games is very simple in terms of where it can be done. All you need is a flat field, with enough distance to safely throw your implements: the Stones, the Weights over Distance and the hammers (they will be covered in depth later).

The starting area is called the "Throwing Area", and it has at the front lip, a raised block called the "Trig".

Figure below from http://www.nasgaweb.com/rules.asp

The Throwing Area is 4'6" wide, and has 2 depths.

The first is the shorter, 7'6" for the Stone throws.

The second depth is 9' even, a little more room for the Weights over Distance.

The Hammers must be thrown from a stationary position inside the Throwing Area.

Weight over Distance with The Trig in action!!

Photo credit: http://driveaway.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/lrg-29-ryan1.jpg

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