12-23 April 2019

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Woodchopping & Sawing Competition
Woodchopping & Sawing Competition

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Woodchopping & Sawing General Classes

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Friday 12 - Monday 22 April
Woodchop made its first appearance at the Easter Show in 1899 and has been a regular feature since 1911.

Woodchop made its first appearance at the Easter Show in 1899 and has been a regular feature since 1911. With an event held every 10 minutes, there is close to 100 hours of competition over the 11 days of competition (Friday 12 - Monday 22 April).

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Woodchopping & Sawing - Standing Block

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Various times, refer to events listed below
The log is clamped vertically at shoulder height. Competitors prepare their log by marking their line of cut with chalk.

The log is clamped vertically at shoulder height. Competitors prepare their log by marking their line of cut with chalk. One side is cut first, then the competitor moves around the log to cut the second side.

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Woodchopping & Sawing - Tree Felling

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Various times, refer to events listed below
Competitors must cut three separate board holes into the log as they progress up the tree.

Competitors must cut three separate board holes into the log as they progress up the tree. Once on the final board, competitors cut a vertical log nailed to the top of the tree. Descending, boards are removed and the action is repeated on the other side.

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Woodchopping & Sawing - Team/Relay Events

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Various times, refer to events listed below
Cheer the axemen on as they battle it out in Interstate and Inter-Association Relays and other Team Events, including the Team of Two Butchers Block.

Cheer the axemen on as they battle it out in Interstate and Inter-Association Relays and other Team Events, including the Team of Two Butchers Block.

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Woodchopping & Sawing - Underhand

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Various times, refer to events listed below
The log is placed horizontally on a clamp with two foot holes cut into the log for the competitor to stand on.

The log is placed horizontally on a clamp with two foot holes cut into the log for the competitor to stand on. The competitor must cut through his log whilst standing on it.  One side is cut first, then the competitor turns around and cuts through the other side.

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Woodchopping & Sawing - Sawing

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Various times, refer to events listed below
Single-handed or double-handed, technique is every bit as important as fitness and strength in a sawing competition.

Single-handed or double-handed, technique is every bit as important as fitness and strength in a sawing competition. Don't miss the Jack & Jill Sawing, there's no pail of water but often it is husband and wife on each end of the saw!

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