NITOWA - 680 KG Championship Indoor Results, 21st Jan 2017

NITOWA - 680 KG Championship Indoor Results, 21st Jan 2017

NITOWA - 680 KG Championship Indoor Results, 21st Jan 2017

680 Kg Championships Results Saturday 21st January 2017

The NITOWA 680 Championship was held on Saturday 21st Jan 2017 at Richhill Training Shed hosted by Alan, Annabel and  Richhill Tug Of War Team.

 

NITOWA 680 Championship

As always the first pull of the night was the championship weight class with 4 teams taking part:

                Ballyhagen

                Country Club

                Richhill A

                Richhill B

Ballyhagen took the opportunity to weigh in on Friday night and minimise the weight of their team and showing real intension for this championship whilst the other teams weighed in hour prior to the pull.

The league saw Ballyhagen dominate their initial pulls against both Richhill teams and the pull of he day came against Ballyhagen and Country Club towards the end of the league pulls with both teams looking to top the group.  The first end was extremely tight with Ballyhagen constantly attacking using their superior weight and power, winning ground whilst the Country Club defended.  The Country Club though that they had broken Ballyhagen attack and took the rope back to into a few inches of winning the pull only for both teams to be blown out and he rope re-centred and the end pulled again after over 4 minutes of pulling.  Ballyhagen again dropped in hard and took the next 2 ends and getting maximum points in the league and pulling Richhill B in the first semi which they won with comfort

Country Club who were still shaken from their league pull with Ballyhagen met Richhill A in the other semi with both ends lasting 2 minutes plus and the Country Club being the narrow winners.

The final saw Ballyhagen against Country Club, an after the league pull there was great anticipation for the final however a strong, powerful Ballyhagen were determined not to get into a war to attrition and attacked hard and low to win in two straight ends although Country Club put up an excellent fight making both ends last approximately 2 mins each.

               Gold.     Country Club B

               Silver.    Ballyhagen A

               Semi.     Ballyhagen B and Country Club A

 

NITOWA 600 Kg Mixed Championship League

NITOWA 600 Kg Mixed Championship League came to its conclusion and was next on the programme.  The event was the best of 5 between the Country Club and Richhill and this again was an exciting competition with both teams pulling extremely hard with the rope moving forward and back.  On the night Richhill won the 1st, 2nd and 4th end to win on the night and conclude on a high however the Country Club won the league, winning on 3 of the 4 nights.

 

NITOWA 400 Kg Championship League

This was the final event of the night with 7 teams taking part in the competition with:

               Ballyhagen A

               Ballyhagen B

               Country Club A

               Country Club B

               Richhill A

               Richhill B

               Richhill C

The 5 a side league only seems to be getting harder and tighter every week with all team being extremely close and some tired teams fighting ‘tooth and nail’ to finish off a hard nights pulling. 

The final saw Country Club B winning in 2 straight ends against Ballyhagen A

               Gold.     Country Club B

               Silver.    Ballyhagen A

               Semi.     Ballyhagen B and Country Club A

This excellent evening finished with all team and officials enjoying the hospitality of Alan and Annabel and the Richhill Team.

Written by:  - 25 Jan