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The event takes place in August of each year, and draws large crowds of spectators, dignitaries, and people in need of

good  entertainment that follows the competition. Here is the sequence of events:


Twirlers from Rijeka, Prve riječke mažoretkinje, enters through old town gate...



...followed by Lovran Wind Orchestra, which will have a special role at the competition



Local folklore group (Folklorna grupa Barban)




Competitors about to follow



The rings (prstenci) are brought in


Helpers - Every competitor has a helper. Here they carry the spears



The competitors





Entering the filed (1km from the town)


Lovran Wind Orchestra will play a short tune each time the competitor puts spear through the ring



Bruno Krajcar composed an anthem to Prstenac, and sang it along with Alen Vitasović


Istrian Župan and Croatian President will greet participants and make some other points




President Josipović asked for an urgent hit "u sridu" against those who robbed the country,


then he declared the games open


The competitor was given go ahead with the sound of roženice and had to hit the ring in prescribed time




Then he brings the ring on the spear in front of Honor Jury, which validates the hit




And the 2010 winner is... the youngest competitor, Aleksa Vale from Puntera




Another winner: President Josipović received warm applause and a few gifts from Istrian hosts




Some spectators took the opportunity to shake hands and/or take picture with the President




Aleksa Vale joins former champions for a memorable photo