Tug O’ War

Tug O’ War is an age old tradition at any Highland Games and has become a major crowd pleaser at the Hororata Highland Games. The Southfuels Tug O’ War sees an intense battle of strength, teamwork and sheer willpower play out. Teams of ten compete throughout the day in heats, working towards reaching the final TUG! The crowd passionately and loudly supports each team as they work to pull the opposing team across the line.

The Tug O’ War is proudly sponsored by Southfuels.

Why should you enter this event?

  • A great team event for work mates, sports teams or just a group of friends.
  • Experience a range of other Scottish events and festivities.
  • Loads of atmosphere and an excellent post-event function.
  • Unique winners medals and good prize money up for grabs.
  • Challenge someone to a tug off!

The Southfuels Tug O’ War is one of the participation events of the Games and will follow traditional Scottish rules. Click here to download full rules.

  • Senior Trophy (mens) – heavyweight, 800kg weight restriction per 8 men.  Teams of eight plus two reserves
  • Senior Mixed – No weight limit. Team to consist of a minimum of four female pullers. Teams of eight plus two reserves
  • Primary School – Team of 6 (8 – 14yrs), at least 2 girls must be in the team. At least 2 pullers must be under 10yrs
  • Secondary School – Teams of 6 (15 – 18 years, must be at school) must include 2 girls.

Schedule:

The Southfuels order for the Tug O’ War competition is as follows, note these times are subject to change depending on entries:

  • 10.00am MIXED competition heats. Knock out matches (best 2 out of 3 pulls)
  • 12.15pm  MIXED FINAL  $1000 prize pool package (best 2 out of 3 pulls)
  • 12.30pm  Kids/School competition  Medals
  • 2.00pm   SENIOR MENS competition heats. Knock out matches (best 2 out of 3 pulls)
  • 3.30pm   SENIOR MENS FINAL  $1000 prize pool package (best 2 out of 3 pulls)

Note: If a member of your team is not able to compete at the scheduled time, a reserve must be used, so as not to hold up the heats.

Teams will have an area where they can set up a gazebo to store gear for the day.

Entry Fees:

  • All Senior Grade Teams: $200.00  (Includes gate entry for 10 people)
  • Kids/School Teams : $30 (Includes 1 x Managers entry pass)
  • Note: Entry is on first in basis as a limited number of teams can be accepted

Prizes:

Grades 1st Place 2nd Place
Trophy The coveted Hororata Highland Games trophy, individual gold medals, $500 worth of Z Cards, donated by Southfuels, a $150 event Bar Tab (to use at the event’s bar by 5pm) and $350.00 CASH. Silver Medals
Mixed Individual gold medals, $500 worth of Z Cards, donated by Southfuels, a $150 event Bar Tab (to use at the event’s bar by 5pm) and $350.00 CASH. Silver Medals
School Teams Individual gold medals, Southfuels prize packs for each team member Silver Medals

Entries open 1st September 2020 until 12pm Wednesday 4th November

To enter complete the online entry form, one form per competitor. Please where possible make payment by internet banking (see account details on form). All competitors will be issued passes, and you will need these to enter the event. Your supporters will need to purchase their tickets either prior to the event or on the day.

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Late entries may be accepted if the category is not full.

This event runs wet or fine. We have wet weather contingencies.

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All competitors will receive a pass to the event. Remember to purchase your discounted supporters tickets!

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