Tug of War

Tug of War is a contest in which two teams show their strength by pulling against each other at opposite ends of a rope. This sport originated from ancient ceremonies and cults, which are found all over the world. Egypt, Burma, India, Borneo, Japan, Korea, Hawaii and South America. The ancient tug of war was performed in various styles. Teams in Afghanistan, used a wooden stake instead of a rope to pull. Children in Korea clasped their arms around each other’s waists to form a living tug of war chain. The Northern Canada, Native children have a tug of war contest known as ‘arsaaraq’. It’s a tug of war contest with the pullers sitting on the ground, using a short rope. The one who pulls his opponent over from his seated position is the winner.


This year we are pleased to offer an AMATEURS ONLY charity competition. 
The cost to enter a team is $100 per team. Teams consist of 8 pullers, 1 substitute, and 1 coach.
All tugs will be run under CATOWA International Rules.

All proceeds from amateur tug will be donated to winner's charity of choice. 

For more details please contact Maris at  marisleitch@gmail.com.




About Cambridge Scottish Festival

Highland Games have been taking place for hundreds of years. Originally, these events were organized to keep men in good physical condition so that they were prepared in times of war. Throughout the years, the Highland Games became a great way to spend time with family, enjoy the pipes and drums as well was compete in competitions. Today, we keep that part of Scottish heritage alive and well.

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