North American Lumberjack Guide

World Class Lumberjack Contest  - "Requirements"


  1. To insure the interest and participation of the top ranking competitors, one day contest should have a minimum purse of approximately $10,000.  For Competitions lasting two days a minimum purse of approximately $15,000, and contest lasting three days should have a minimum purse of approximately $20,000.

  2. The competition should be open to competitors from all countries.

  3. The contest shall have as a minimum the following events:
    1. Underhand Chop
    2. Standing Block Chop
    3. Springboard Chop
    4. One Person Crosscut Saw
    5. Two Person Crosscut Saw
    6. Jack and Jill Crosscut Saw

  4. That there be a balance in the number of chopping and sawing events, so as to ensure the contest is truly representative of the sport as a whole.

  5. To ensure that the events are a true test of the competitors and their equipment, the chopping blocks, and sawing wood shall meet or exceed the following sizes:
Chopping Blocks
1. Standing Block Chop
2. Underhand Chop
3. Hard Hit Standing Block
11 inches
12 inches
12 inches
4. Springboard Chop
5. Combination Chop
6. Butcher Block Chop
10 inches
10 inches
16 inches

Sawing Wood   (One Cut)
1. One Person Crosscut
2. Two Person Crosscut
3. Jack and Jill Crosscut
14 inches
14 inches
14 inches
4. Jill and Jill Crosscut
5. Bow Saw
  
12 inches
10 inches
  

Sawing Wood  (Two cuts)
1. Two Person Crosscut
2. Jack and Jill Crosscut
12 inches
12 inches
3. Jill and Jill Crosscut
4. Bow Saw
12 inches
10 inches

Notes & Clarifications :
1. 10X10 and 12 inch round wood shall be considered as equal in size as far as the
    minimum requirements are concerned.

2. 8X8 and 10 inch round wood shall be considered as equal in size as far as the
    minimum requirements are concerned.


3. On the rare occasions where certain contest may be of such high quality, and
by far meet and exceed all of the above requirements but one, those contest shall
still be eligible for consideration as a World Class Contest, to do otherwise would
be unfair to the contest, its organizers, and the competitors themselves.


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