Day 3 of the World Indoor Championship Tug of War in Volendam saw the men’s 560kg kick off at 10am with 7 countries competing.
Ireland, World champions at 560kg
The teams who qualified for the semi finals were Ireland, Northeren Ireland, Scotland & Chinese Taipei. Ireland pulled well to overcome neighbors Northern Ireland in the semi final. The defending World Champions Chinese Taipei defeated Scotland to join the Irish in the final. The Irish team represented mainly by men from the Mountain View club showed great determination and strength to beat the defending champions and win the gold medal. A great start for Ireland. The Ireland ladies represented by St. Pats also pulled very well in the ladies 540kg.
Ireland ladies 540kg team
With 11 countries competing they finished in 7th place overall winning qualification to the World Games in Poland in 2017 as the Basque Country cannot compete. Fantastic result considering it was their first taste of International pulling at the top level. China defeated Chinese Taipei in the final to win gold. The Ireland men’s 640kg was represented by St. Pats and put in a great performance taking bronze in a very fiercely contested tournament!! The lads defeated England to win the bronze medal.
Ireland, bronze medalists at 640kg
Results of the 560kg Men;
Silver: Chinese Taipei
Bronze: Northern Ireland
Results of the ladies 540kg;
Silver: Chinese Taipei
Bronze: Basque Country
4th: the Netherlands
Men’s 640kg results;
St. Pats, world champions at 680kg
Results 600 kg. Men;
Gold: St. Pat’s
Silver: Mountain View
Results 680 kg. Men;
Gold: St. Pat’s
Silver: It Heidenskip B
Bronze: It Heidenskip A
St. Pats, world champions at 640kg
Results men 640 kg:
Gold: St. Pats
Silver: Deinum Britsum
4th: It Heidenskip
The world indoor championship got underway today in Volendam, Netherlands with the club 560kg competition. Mountain View have defeated St. Pats in the 560kg final to win the gold medal and world title. They won a tough semi final against Sokarri of the Basque country to set up a repeat of the national final from Kingscourt on December 13th. St. Pats defeated Country club from Co. Tyrone in the other semi final.
Gold – Mountain View (Ireland)
Silver – St. Pats Tug-of-War Club (Ireland)
Bronze – Sokarri (Basque Country)
4th – Country Club Tug Of War (Northern Ireland)
The world indoor championships takes place in Volendam, Netherlands from the 18th to the 21st of February. The association and our president Dan McCarthy wish all Irish teams taking part the very best of luck and safe travelling.
The inaugural British and Irish Championship was held today in Huddersfield, England. Having replaced the UK Championships, it was the first of what will now become a yearly event for both outdoor and indoor tug of war. One Irish team traveled to take part in the championship, made up of pullers from both Cuan Rithe and Carndonagh.
Ireland, bronze medalists at 680kg
In the first competition, the closed International mens 600kg, 7 teams took part. The semi final line-up was Northern Ireland B vs England B and Scotland A vs Ireland. Scotland and Northern Ireland went on to contest the final with Northern Ireland taking Gold. England defeated Ireland for the bronze.
In the second competition of the day, the closed men’s 680kg, 7 teams also took part. This time the semi final line-up was England A vs Ireland and Scotland A vs England B. England A and Scotland A progressed through to the final with England A coming out on top. Ireland took the bronze, defeating England B.
In the two open club competitons Uppertown from England defeated Northern Ireland’s Country Club in the final of the men’s 640kg competition. Ireland’s Cuan Rithe got the better of Kilroe from England for the bronze. Country Club bounced back in the final of the 560kg to overcome Raunds for the Gold while Cuan Rithe lost out 2 ends to 1 to Uppertown for the Bronze.
The world indoor championship takes place in Volendam, Netherlands from the 18th to the 21st of February. All puller are reminded that tue’s (therapeutic use exemption) need to be submitted to TWIF if they are travelling and are presently on medication.