Daniel Carlin returned to Peebles on Saturday 3rd September 2016 as the defending Champion having won the Accommodate Rural Shield for the first time in 2015. Daniel was also the reigning holder of the Mark Hunter Trophy for the Weight for Height discipline. Having has an excellent season on the heavy events’ circuit, Daniel was clearly quietly confident of having a successful day and so it was to prove! Not only did he retain his Championship Trophy but he did it in style by winning every event in the process.
Having won the weight for height trophy by being the only competitor to clear the bar at a height of 13 feet, Daniel entered the final event guaranteed to win the championship but going for maximum points. The Peebles Cabers always prove a stern challenge at the end of the day and so it was to prove with only Neil Elliott and Daniel achieving a full toss. Both were excellent efforts but Daniel’s was adjudged to be “2 minutes past 12 o’clock” while Neil was given “3 minutes past” thereby giving Daniel the victory by the closest of margins. However, the 6 points awarded to Neil for second place in the caber edged him half a point clear of Bruce Robb to claim second place overall. Bruce was a respectable third despite having forfeited much of his training this year to focus on building a house.
To top off a great day for Daniel Carlin, he also triumphed in the Haggis Hurl and Peebles Stane winning him two bottles of whisky on top of his prize money.
The final championship table was as follows:
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