World Alternative Games 2018

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When

5PM, 10 Aug, 2018

Where

Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Welcome to Mid Wales

Already famous for its unusual and quirky events, Llanwrtyd Wells is now proud to present: The World Alternative Games 2018

Whether you come as a spectator or to take part, we encourage you to help raise money for charity, either one of our official partners or a charity of your choice and we will have official World Alternative Games sponsor forms available for downloading off our website.

Why not come and holiday in Wales and see what we have got to be proud of.

We look forward to seeing you there!

schedule

For a detailed description of all of our events please download our brochure and our full schedule please click here.
Please click here to download our entry form.

Saturday 11th
10AM
Summer Cider Cycle

Location: From Llanwrtyd Wells

Summer Cider Cycle

A fun bike ride through the surrounding hills, forests and valleys in this delightful part of mid Wales, there is a choice of distances, from around 14 miles to 25 miles, and with chicken runs for those who don’t fancy the more technical sections. At the checkpoints we will be providing Strongbow keg cider and Ralph’s traditional farmhouse cider and perry for your refreshment.

Saturday 11th
10AM - 4PM
Wheelchair rugby 7's

Location: Royal Welsh Show New Food Hall

Wheelchair Rugby 7’s Match

Wheelchair rugby 7's is an inclusive sport – and is played indoors over a 40 x 20 metre course and is played over 80 minutes to replicate the running game. anyone can play: Men, women, disabled, non disabled, youths and adults all participating together.

Saturday 11th
6PM
Slow Bicycle Race

Location: Slow Bicycle Race

Slow Bicycle Race

 

Saturday 11th
6PM
Bicycle wrong way race

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Bicycle wrong way race

 

Saturday 11th
6PM
Mountain Bike Bunny Hop

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Mountain Bike Bunny Hop

The rider who can hop themselves and their bike over the baris the winner. Each rider has three attempts at each height; if they do not get a ‘clear’ then they are out. The bar is raised and the remaining riders attempt the new height.

Sunday 12th 10AM - 4PM
4 Square

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

4 square

Four square ace or 'four square' is a ball game played by at least four players on a square court divided into quadrants. It is a very popular game in schools as it requires very little equipment, is easy to learn and can be played by boys and girls of any age with adults joining in.

Sunday 12th
10:30AM
Worm Charming

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Worm Charming

The Worm Charming Championships have taken place since 1980 and boast a World Record of 567 worms collected from a 3m square in 30 minutes (2009).

Sunday 12th
11:15AM
Space Hopper Race

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Space Hopper Race

The rules are simple – you must bounce along a marked course and whoever reaches the finish first, wins! There will be heats, and the ultimate winner will be the individual who beats all competition to finish first every time!

Sunday 12th
11:45AM
Egg Throwing

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Egg Throwing

You will compete in pairs and the objective is to throw and catch a raw egg between you without breakage; however, there’s a snag – each round, teams must move furtherapart until there is just one team left standing with a whole, unbroken egg.

Sunday 12th
10AM - 4PM
Finger Jousting

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Finger Jousting

Finger jousting, is a sport where two consenting players square off in an attempt to prod their opponent with their lancing (right) index finger before the opposing player can.

Sunday 12th
1PM
Backward Running

LOCATION: DOLWEN FIELDS

Backward Running

The Corinthian Backward Running Race offers a fun new race to try out, with backward running experiences suitable for absolutely everyone. No other sport could possibly lay claim to be as humorous, tough, exciting, contagious, healthy and entertaining all at once!

Sunday 12th
1:30PM
Wheelbarrow Racing

LOCATION: DOLWEN FIELDS

Wheelbarrow Racing

Competitors will start with an empty wheelbarrow and have to negotiate a course which will lead to four areas, from each of which an item must be added to the wheelbarrow load before it is returned to the starting point.

Sunday 13th
10AM - 4PM
Gravy Wrestling

LOCATION: DOLWEN FIELDS

Gravy Wrestling

Contestants must wrestle in bouts of two minutes in the gravy. They are scored by audience applause and on their various different movements. Entrants must be over the age of 18. The event is kept separate – men and women do not compete against one another. Contestants are encouraged to wear fancy dress.

Monday 13th
10AM - 4PM
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Location: Ysgol Dolafon

Young Childrens Day

Will include mini squash and baseball slide, basketball and other fun activities for the children

Monday 13th
4PM - 5PM
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Location: Wooden Bridge

Pooh Sticks

Competitors throw their sticks into the Irfon from the wooden foot bridge a little further upstream. The sticks then float downstream past the aforementioned roadbridge, and with the help from our friends in the fire brigade, who wade in to catch the sticks and then we announce the winners.

Monday 13th
5PM - 6PM
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Location: Loop Dol Y Coed

Zombie Race

The Zombies are coming to Llanwrtyd Wellsin many shapes and forms, and what better place to have a fun run than in the unique Welsh town written about in ‘Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies’. The theme will be that anybody can enter and there will be many different categories – you must of course all be dressed up as a zombie!!!

Friday 17th 10:30AM
Crempog Race

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Crempog Race

How about joining us in a Crempog race? Yes during our World Alternative Games we are going to have a race around a scheduled course in our little town. If you fancy your chances beating (pun!!) your friends, then get your frying pan or griddle out and come and join in the fun.

Friday 17th
11AM
Conker Championship

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Welsh Open Corinthian Conker Championship

The game is decided when one of the conkers is smashed. The competitors run in heats and the winner of each heat goes through to the quarter-finals, then the semi-finals and lastly, the finals. The overall winner receives a gold medal. Competitors are split into groups of men, women and children.

Friday 17th
11:30AM
Russian Egg Roulette

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Russian Egg Roulette

This is a variation of Russian roulette with eggs replacing bullets, six in all, five half boiled and one fresh. Competitors sit at opposite ends of the table and receive their eggs. Each player takes it in turn to crack an egg on their forehead until one unlucky competitor, to his dismay, finds he has the fresh one as the yellowy slime trickles down over his face and body and the winner jubilantly progresses to the next round.

Friday 17th
1PM
Multi Sport Time Trial

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Multi Sport Time Trial

Each competitor will commence with a 25 yds run from the start to the first challenge (Football) where they will have three attempts on goal, they then proceed to (Cricket) three throws at stumps, (Rugby) three passes to a target, (Golf) three pitch shots, (Tennis) three shots at a target, (Netball) three shots at the hoop, (Hockey) three shots at a target and then a sprint to the finish.

Friday 17th
3PM
Barrel Rolling

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON

Barrel Rolling

The race consists of four competitors pushing a firkin of beer around aloop course with the winner progressing to the next round.

Friday 17th
4PM
Toe Wrestling

Location: Ysgol Dolafon

Toe Wrestling

Matches involve players locking big toes to try to force their opponent's digit to the floor over a number of rounds.

Saturday 18th
Llanwrtyd Wells Agricultural Show Day

LOCATION: LLANWRTYD SHOW FIELD

Llanwrtyd Wells Agricultural Show Day

 

Saturday 18th
1PM
Hay Bale Tossing

LOCATION: LLANWRTYD SHOW FIELD

Hay Bale Tossing

 

Saturday 18th
2PM
Woolsack Carrying

LOCATION: LLANWRTYD SHOW FIELD

Woolsack Carrying

The aim of the event is for individuals (and/or teams) to demonstrate their strength and fitness by racing whilst carrying a sack full of wool – up and down a hill with a gradient that reaches around 1 in 4.

Saturday 18th
3PM
Horseshoe Throwing

Location: Llanwrtyd Show Field

Horseshoe Throwing

Horseshoe Quoits is played on a bed of clay where a hob(stakes) are the target for horse shoes thrown over a distance of 11 yards and you will be able to test your own skills and expertise in this brilliant event in 2018.

Sunday 19th
10:30AM
Heritage Walks

Location: Start at Square Llanwrtyd Wells

Heritage Walks

 

Sunday 19th
10:30AM
Horseshoe Throwing

LOCATION: PLAS Y CADNO

HORSESHOE THROWING

Horseshoe Quoits is played on a bed of clay where a hob(stakes) are the target for horse shoes thrown over a distance of 11 yards and you will be able to test your own skills and expertise in this brilliant event in 2018.

Sunday 19th
10:30AM
Pea Shooting

LOCATION: PLAS Y CADNO

Pea Shooting

In this competition contestants require accuracy and a steadyhand as they shoot five dried peas towards a target twelve feet away, using only their lungs for power. Competitors usea variety of techniques. The highest sixteen scores progress to the knockout stage where competitors go head to head.

Sunday 19th
11AM
5KM Run

LOCATION: PLAS Y CADNO

5KM Run

A regular 5K run will take place that will be available for all ages to enter, categories will be finalised before the day but will include children, young adults and adults

Sunday 19th
11:30AM
Running with Dogs

LOCATION: PLAS Y CADNO

Running with dogs

This is a running with your dog sport, which can be of any breed, size or shape. When running you are linked to your dog with a long lead which is attached to your body with a special harness. Demonstrations of this technique will be shown andruns of approximately 5kms will take place during the games

Sunday 19th
1PM
Water Slide

LOCATION: PLAS Y CADNO

Water Slide

The equipment is simple. We will have a sheet of DPC set on a gentle slope. Water will run gently down the slope with the possible addition of a well-known brand of washing liquid to lower friction. Competitors will then run from the starting point and launch themselves from take-off point onto the sheet. The competitor achieving the furthest distance will be declared the winner.

Sunday 19th
3PM
Dyke Jumping

Location: Plas Y Cadno

Dyke Jumping

A new event in 2016 and we have brought back again for 2018. An exciting dyke jump for both children and adults to see if they can master – come and have a go...... as you can see by the photographs it is brilliant fun!!!!! We dare you????

Monday 20th
10:30AM
Scooter Slalom

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON/BROMSGROVE

Scooter Slalom

Are you skilled on the push a long scooter? If so, this could be the event for you! The race will be simple - get from A to Balong Victoria Road and the winner of the heat goes through to the final. The winner of the final of course receives a gold medal.

Monday 20th
11:30AM
Snail Racing

LOCATION: YSGOL DOLAFON/BROMSGROVE

Snail Racing

One of our more leisurely events and of particular interest to the children, and I have to admit it receives good media coverage. Giant snails are encouraged to race down a short course by providing tit bits of food after the finishing line. The game is run, walked or even slid in heats, with competitors streaking into the final round on merit.

Monday 20th
1PM
Hoop 2 Hoop

Location: Ysgol Dolafon/Bromsgrove

Hoop 2 Hoop

To take part you must continue to hula hoop whilst catching a netball and promptly throwing it into a designated basket. The hoop must be infull motion when the competitor shoots the netball into the basket which will be situated at a set distance away from the person hula hooping. Each person will have 10 attempts, and remember if the hula hoop drops below the waist at any point during the shoot it will not count!

Monday 20th
3PM
Pingpongo

Location: Bromsgrove Hall

Pingpongo

As the name suggests ping pongo is a variation of ping pong which you may know as table tennis, but with the introduction of obstacles either material or mental adding unexpected dynamics to the game. The game can be played by both male and female in the same section of competition with players playing 1, 3 or 5 sets of 11 points.

Friday 24th
10:30AM
Stiletto Race

Location: Ysgol Dolafon

Stiletto Race

You will be racing whilst wearing high heeled court shoes. The distance is 60yds. Can you do it? There will be heats through to the final stages withthe winner picking up a gold medal.

Friday 24th
11:15AM
Mad Shopper

Location: Bromsgrove

Mad Shopper

Have you always thought that pushing a buggy, with a pile ofshopping is a piece of cake? Well, we challenge you to come and try it at this year’s World Alternative Games. We have a few conditions, however, such as wearing heels and carrying odd shaped consumables… This, together with pushing a pram with a ‘life-size’ baby/child therein and without tipping them out!

Friday 24th
1PM - 3PM
Office Chair Racing

Location: Ysgol Dolafon

Office Chair Racing

 

Saturday 25th
10:30AM
World Bog Triathlon

Location: Waen Rhydd Bog

World Bog Triathlon

The event - the most unusual in the Triathlon calendar - starts with an 8 mile mixed terrain run followed by a 12 mile mountain bike ride and then a 60 yard snorkel in the peat bog trench. The event is open to individuals andrelay teams of three (one discipline each).

Saturday 25th 10:30AM
Heritage Walks

Location: Start at square Llanwrtyd

Heritage Walks

 

Saturday 25th
2PM
Corinthian World Mountain Cycle Bog Snorkelling

Location: Waen Rhydd Bog

Corinthian World Mountain Cycle Bog Snorkelling

One of the events in the Llanwrtyd Wells Bog series isthe mad cap cycle through a trench in the peat bog. The competitor will have to aim for, and go around a mortar postand then cycle back. The event has to be completed on a specially prepared bike (the frame is lead weighted and it has water filled tyres), while wearing a snorkel, mask and cycle helmet. A lead belt and weighted backpack are also worn to avoid buoyancy.

Saturday 25th
3:30PM
Corinthian Belly Flopping

Location: Waen Rhydd Bog

Corinthian Belly Flopping

Contestants stand on the edge of a mud pool, put their heads in the air and jump like gymnasts in to the mud whilst trying to create the largest splash. A panel of judges decide on the winners.

Saturday 25th
10:30AM
Corinthian Stone Skimming Championship

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Corinthian Stone Skimming Championship

Stone Skimming is the art of skimming a stone across the surface of a body of water much as many of us have attempted in the past. Barnes Wallace's bouncing bomb was said to have been developed from his childhood love of skimming stones.

Saturday 25th
2PM
Corinthian Mountain Bike Chariot Race

LOCATION: MANOR ADVENTURE

Corinthian Mountain Bike Chariot Race

Teams of 3 compete against the clock and against each other to find the fastest in the world.

Saturday 25th
10:30AM - 4PM
Manor Adventure Children's Day

LOCATION: MANOR ADVENTURE

Manor Adventure Children's day

Manor Adventure are a company who seek to bring out the best in people through exciting outdoor activities and have a centre at the Abernant Lake Hotel on the outskirts of LLanwrtyd Wells. They provide adventure holidays and cater for school and community groups.

Saturday 25th
Plank Racing

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Plank Racing

A new fun race involving a team of four on two planks, each 6 feet long and four inches wide. A loop of rope from each plank (sic) are attached to the participant. The team of four then have to coordinate their efforts to move themselves the pre-set distance.

Saturday 25th
9PM
Sean Saye

Location: Stonecroft Inn

Sean Saye

Capturing the retro vibe with classic songs from the 50’s 60’sand 70’s. Sean is well known at the Stonecroft for creating a great party atmosphere, with plenty of songs to dance or just sing along to. An accomplished guitarist and singer, Sean brings his own style to well-loved songs.

Sunday 26th
10AM
World Bog Snorkelling

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

World Bog Snorkelling

This date sees the 33rd annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Llanwrtyd Wells - an event that LonelyPlanet described as one of the top 50 "must do" things from around the world. Hundreds of participants from across the globe and plenty of spectators are expected once again.

Sunday 26th
10AM
Children's World Bog Snorkelling

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Children's World Bog Snorkelling

This event is a natural competition for those children wishing to compete in the same sport that their parents, grandparents, older brothers or sisters have competed in for years. By the time the children reach the adult category they will surely be future world champions in this unique and world renowned sport.

Sunday 26th
11AM - 3PM
Ditch Racing

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Ditch Racing

A fun race taking place at the Waen Rhyd Bog. This will be the shortest race of the World Alternative Games, and the ditch, which is an overflow from our world famous bogs, runs into the River Cledan (which is also the finish line). Competitors race in pairs with the winners passing into the next knockout round. Competitors failing to stop could find themselves via the Rivers Irfon and Wye ending up in the Bristol Channel. This is a fun race with many categories including a fancy dress section – but we do strongly suggest that you do notwear your favourite elite trainers!

Sunday 26th
11AM
Wife Carrying

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Wife Carrying

Wife carrying is a sport that originated in Finland a long time ago. As legend has it, a bandit named Rosvo Ronkainen led groups of men to steal women and other treats from neighbouring villages. The damsels in distress normally wouldn’t go willingly so they had to be carried. In preparationfor the raids, Mr Ronkainen would make his minions prove their worth; that is, display how fast they could run while carrying a woman. The fastest carriers were allowed to join the gang and participate in the raids. From this tradition of plunder and pillage, we now have the sport of the Gods!

Sunday 26th
1PM
Husband Dragging

Location: Waen Rhydd Bog

Husband Dragging

This is a new event and sees women taking their revenge on the Wife Carrying. It involves the wife running over a slippery surface to a make shift bar where their husbands are drinking. They then drag their man along the ground before making him complete household duties, after which he returns to the bar. Congratulations to Singleton NSW Australia where the event first took place.

Sunday 26th
9PM
Disco

Location: Stonecroft Inn

Disco

 

Monday 27th
10:30AM
Single Boat Tug of War

Location: Abernant Lake

Single Boat Tug of War

 

Monday 27th
1PM
Quadrathlon

Location: Abernant Lake

Quadrathlon

This is another new event for the Games and still in the process of development. It will consist of a competition of four disciplines; Cycling (please bring own bikes, not a road bike due to the terrain), Running, Canoeing (using sit on top kayaks), Archery.

Monday 27th
3PM
Closing Ceremony

Location: Town

Closing Ceremony

 

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