Axes fly in Liver­pool

Cana­dian cham­pi­onships re­turn to Pri­va­teer Park

South Shore Breaker - - COMPETITIO­N - AETHNE HINCHLIFFE

Pri­va­teer Park in Liver­pool,

N.S. was the site of the Cana­dian Axe Throw­ing Cham­pi­onships Aug. 24 and 25.

This was the sec­ond year in a row that Liver­pool hosted the event that in­cludes not just lo­cal axe throw­ers, but even com­peti­tors from Europe.

In the ju­nior di­vi­sion, Ai­dan Weeks place first, Lukas Nick­er­son sec­ond and Jordyn Hopkins came third.

Swe­den’s Tina Nord­berg fin­ished first in the women’s di­vi­sion, fol­lowed by Swe­den’s Anki Hed­berg. Third place went to lo­cal ath­lete Re­becca Fancy, from Cale­do­nia, N.S.

The men’s di­vi­sion saw Burlin Nick­er­son, from Pub­nico, N.S. fin­ish first. Daniel Hed­berg came sec­ond and Ger­many’s Pierre Kamin­ski fin­ished third. Cut­lines:

Ax­ethrow­ing 1.JPG: Roger Mcphee gets ready to throw a prac­tice shot on the first day of the Cana­dian Axe Throw­ing Cham­pi­onships in Liver­pool, N.S. Aug. 24.

Ax­ethrow­ing 2.JPG: Two men prac­tice throw­ing their axes be­fore the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Cana­dian Axe Throw­ing Cham­pi­onships.

Ax­ethrow­ing 3.JPG: Profession­al lum­ber­jack ath­lete Tess Billings pre­pares to throw dur­ing the women’s semi-fi­nal Aug. 25.

Ax­ethrow­ing 4.JPG: Men greet each other as they get in­tro­duced and called to their tar­gets.

Ax­ethrow­ing 5.JPG: Brian Nick­er­son par­tic­i­pates in the Cana­dian Axe Throw­ing Cham­pi­onships in Liver­pool, N.S. Aug. 24.

Ax­ethrow­ing 6.JPG: Pierre Kamin­ski, who placed third in the men’s di­vi­sion, con­cen­trates be­fore throw­ing his axe.

Ax­ethrow­ing 7.JPG: Swedish axe thrower Daniel Hed­berg re­trieves his axe from the tar­get Aug. 25. Hed­berg ended up plac­ing sec­ond in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ax­ethrow­ing 8.JPG: Dar­ren Hud­son of Bar­ring­ton, N.S. pre­pares to throw his axe.

Ax­ethrow­ing 9.JPG: Re­becca Fancy winds up for her throw. Fancy, from Cale­do­nia, N.S., fin­ished with a third place in the women’s di­vi­sion.

Ax­ethrow­ing 10.JPG: Berend Repp holds up his fingers to display a score Aug. 25.

Re­becca Fancy winds up for her throw. Fancy, from Cale­do­nia, N.S., fin­ished with a third place in the women’s di­vi­sion.

Dar­ren Hud­son of Bar­ring­ton, N.S. pre­pares to throw his axe.

Swedish axe thrower Daniel Hed­berg re­trieves his axe from the tar­get Aug. 25. Hed­berg ended up plac­ing sec­ond in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Pierre Kamin­ski, who placed third in the men’s di­vi­sion, con­cen­trates be­fore throw­ing his axe.

Profession­al lum­ber­jack ath­lete Tess Billings pre­pares to throw dur­ing the women’s semi-fi­nal Aug. 25.

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