Pugil stick duel on a balance beam
The team will select the best dueller by elimination. The winner will duel against the instructor in three rounds and will receive 6 gold coins. The duellers use pugil sticks (padded poles) while balancing on a beam 20 cm from the ground. The aim is not to knock the opponent off, but to push him/her. The instructors’ role is to see to it that the event remains non-violent.
Each team member has to toss a log (±3.5m long and weighing 35kg) 3 times. The aim is to toss the log in such a way that it turns end over end and hits the ground upright between two ropes on the ground. Each team member who succeeds will receive 1 gold coin.
Tug of war
The teams compete against each other until the 2 best teams play the finals. Two teams of 6 persons pull on opposite ends of a rope. A knotted scarf marks the middle of the rope. The aim is to pull the scarf in your direction. Each team will receive 1 gold coin if it beats another team.
Each team member will shoot 3 arrows at a target. Teams can win 1 to 6 gold coins, depending on the precision of the entire team’s best shot. First the instructors will explain how the bow should be handled, then the team members will shoot together under the command of the instructor for safety reasons.
Each team member has to throw 3 axes at a wooden target with a purse hanging from 3 strings. This purse contains 1 to 3 gold coins. Each string which is cut entitles the team to the coins in the purse.
Each team member has to throw an empty beer keg (one for the men and another for the women) twice. Teams can win 1 to 6 gold coins, depending on the height of the entire team’s best throw.
Each team member has to throw a shot three times (a 13.6kg shot for the men and an 8kg shot for the women). Teams can win 1 to 6 gold coins, depending on the distance of the entire team’s best put.
Walking the plank
Six team members have to move as a group with their feet attached to two parallel planks (their right feet on one plank and their left feet on the other). The aim is to walk a path within 5 minutes and collect 6 purses containing 1 coin.