Ax­e­men swing into wood­chop event

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

BRUTE force was in ac­tion at the Mt Perry Ax­e­men Sawyers 18th An­nual Wood­chop.

More than 20 men com­peted at the wood­chop over three di­vi­sional cham­pi­onships, in ad­di­tion to the novice and vet­eran events.

A cheer­ful crowd of lo­cals ap­plauded the ax­e­men be­tween sips of cold beer on the bal­cony of the Mt Perry Grand Ho­tel.

The heats worked on a tim­ing hand­i­cap, with top seeds start­ing up to 37 sec­onds af­ter lower seeds.

Event or­gan­iser Michael Din­gle said “the hand­i­caps are gov­erned by the amount of prize­money the com­peti­tor has won in that event”.

And the hand­i­caps turned out spot on, with big money win­ners turn­ing logs into kin­dling af­ter a few broad strokes.

Vet­eran Chop­per Gary Skip­per said the com­pe­ti­tion was harder than usual.

“The wood’s a bit tough. We got it from Grafton,” Mr Skip­per said.

■ Re­sults: 300mm Un­der­hand - Archie Bue­tel, 275mm Un­der­hand – Wayne Stark, 1st Division Cham­pi­onship – Danny Staib, 2nd Division – Darcy Din­gle, 3rd Division – Gary Skip­per, 4th Division – Bradley Smith, Novice Stand­ing Block – Jay­den Dono­van, Vet­eran Stand­ing Block – Ash­ley Chris­tian­son, Boys Un­der­hand – Jor­dan Grossow, and Mt Perry took out the teams event in the Mt Perry ver­sus the rest.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

AXE MEN: Com­peti­tors cre­ate some kin­dling as the crowd watches.

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