Shoring Contest

Art and Culture

Shoring Contest

Sama, Langreo

Thirty two miner teams compete for forty minutes in the construction of a real size timber gallery shoring frame.

Judges take into account the correctness of the frame, measurements, fit, alignment, and construction time. Timber shoring was used in Asturian mine galleries until the late Eighties. It is one of the most important events of the Sama (Langreo) festivities, numbering 75 editions in 2019.