Who doesn’t like Wood Chopping?
It’s known as the ‘Wimbledon of Woodchop’ and attracts over 250 competitors worldwide; making it the most prestigious and largest wood chopping competition in the world.
In total, there are 5 World Title Events and we have compiled a list of the must-see wood chopping events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Friday 30th March – 3.50pm – World Championship Tree Felling Final – In this Competition the competitor uses three boards to climb one side of the pole and cut half the log, they then descend to the ground and use the three boards to climb the other side and finishing severing the log.
Saturday 24th March – 3.30pm – World Championship Sawing Contest (Single handed) – In this Competition one competitor uses a cross out saw to slice a ring off a log. (They hold the saw with both hands).
Sunday 25th March – 3.00pm – World Championship Sawing Contest (Double handed) – In this competition two competitors, one on each end of the saw, slice a ring off a log. (They both use two hands on the saw).
Image via: http://www.rasnsw.com.au/sydney-royal-competitions/competitions/woodchop/
Saturday 31st March – 3.10pm – The Manny McMarthy Memorial World Championship Underhand – In this Competition the log is placed horizontally and the competitor stands on it and cuts between their feet.
Monday 2nd April – 1.30pm – World Championship Standing Block – In this Competition the log is held vertically and the competitor chops from both sides until the log is severed.