Volunteers help sort and stack the 1000 logs that needed for the Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival. Photo Kate O'Neill / The Northern Star
Volunteers help sort and stack the 1000 logs that needed for the Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival. Photo Kate O'Neill / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

Brunswick woodchop comp scores championship status

FOR the first time, two Australian championships will be incorporated into the annual Brunswick Heads Festival of the Fish & Chips woodchop competition this year.

Organising committee secretary Joy Slater said it was a coup for the event that came about as a result of a request from some of the competitors.

"So we just applied and we got it. These are normally not contested outside city shows but we get some of the best competitors in the world," Ms Slater said.

The family fireworks display which draws a crowd of thousands will kick off the event on Saturday night in Banner Park at 9pm.

The 53rd Brunswick Heads Woodchop will follow in Banner Park from January 16 - 19.

Some 90 axemen and women from all over Australia, together with New Zealand and Canadian competitors, will compete for 34 events.

The Australian titles to be staged are 375mm Australian Standing Block and 275mm Australian Underhand Championships.



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