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Lumberjack Day Competition Rules

Contestants:

• Must read and sign the waiver before you pay and receive a number.

• Competitors must sign up for all events they wish to participate in before 9am on the morning of the competition.  You have the option to sign up online ahead and pay with paypal.

• There will be a MANDATORY Competitor’s safety meeting at 8:30am before the competition. There is a Lumberjack Pancake Breakfast during this time.  You will be given the option to purchase a breakfast at 8am.  Let the Food Vendor know so they can serve you early.

• Chainsaw chaps, eye and hearing protection are required for all chainsaw events. Leg and foot protection are required for all chopping events. Most protective gear will be available for competitor’s use. Contact the Chamber if you have questions.

• All Chainsaw Events, with the exception of the Hot Saw, must use pump gas- NO nitro methane.

• 10% of all event entry fees will be added to the overall competition payouts plus prizes donated by our sponsor.

• Each event will pay for 3 places- 1st place 50%, 2nd place 30% and 3rd place 20%.

• Overall Competition Points will be awarded to 1st-5th places- 5 for 1st, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th and 1 for 5th. In the event of a tie for Overall First Place, the award will go to the competitor with the most 1st place finishes.

Events:

Axe Throw:

An axe will be thrown from at least 20 feet for men and 15 feet for women from the target.

Bull’s-eye = 5pts

1st Ring = 4pts

2nd Ring = 3pts

3rd Ring = 2pts

4th Ring = 1pt

The highest scoring ring that the axe blade cuts will be the score for the throw. All scoring will be determined by the Competition Judge.

Single Buck, Double Buck and Jack & Jill Bucking:

Competitors will be allowed to start the saw in the log before timing begins to a depth determined by the Competition Judge. Time will start when the Competition Judge says go and will end when the disc is completely severed. If the competitor(s) “cuts out” and the disc is not complete, the competitor(s) will not be given a time.

Standing Block Chop:

Competitors will draw for their block and will be allowed to peel the bark from their block and place it in a stand and do any marking they wish to do before the event begins. It is the competitor’s responsibility to take reasonable measures to keep the block from slabbing off the ends (nails or heavy rubber bands.) If nothing is done to prevent slabbing, and the block slabs off the end, the competitor will not receive a time. The first hit with the axe must be with an upward swing. Time will start when the Competition Judge says “GO” and will stop when the block is completely severed.

Underhand Chopping:

Competitors will draw for their block and will be allowed to peel the bark from their block, place it in the cradle and do any marking they wish to do before the event begins. Competitors will be allowed to cut foot holds in each end of the block. It is the competitor’s responsibility to take reasonable measures to keep the block from slabbing off the ends (nails or heavy rubber bands.) If nothing is done to prevent slabbing, and the block slabs off the end, the competitor will not receive a time. Time will start when the Competition Judge says “GO” and will stop when the block is completely severed. Foot Protection is required to compete in this event (we recommend chainmail sox).

STIHL Stock Saw:

Saws provided by Rocky Mountain Supply. Competitors will start with both hands on the log and the saw running on the ground. When the Competition Judge says “GO”, time will start and the competitor will start the saw and make two (2) cuts (up then down or vice versa) in a 4 in area. Time will end when the last disc is severed. No time will be given to a competitor that cuts more than 4 inches or “cuts out” before a disc is completely severed.

0-60cc Chainsaw:

Saws up to 60cc’s may be used in this event. Saws must be stock appearing (no pipes). The competitor will start with both hands on the log with the saw not running on the ground- a “cold start”. When the Competition Judge says “GO”, time will start and the competitor will start the saw and make two (2) cuts (up then down or vice versa) in a 4 in area. Time will end when the last disc is severed. No time will be given to a competitor that cuts more than 4 inches or “cuts out” before a disc is completely severed. Pump Gas Only.

5cu and Under Chainsaw:

Saws 5cu and under may be used in this event. Saws must be stock appearing (no pipes). The competitor will start with both hands on the log with the saw not running on the ground- a “cold start”. When the Competition Judge says “GO”, time will start and the competitor will start the saw and make three (3) cuts (down, up, down) in a 6 in area. Time will end when the last disc is severed. No time will be given to a competitor that cuts more than 6 inches or “cuts out” before a disc is completely severed. Pump Gas Only.

Over 5cu Chainsaw:

Saws over 5cu may be used in this event. Saws must be stock appearing (no pipes). The competitor will start with both hands on the log with the saw not running on the ground- a “cold start”. When the Competition Judge says “GO”, time will start and the competitor will start the saw and make three (3) cuts (down, up, down) in a 6 in area. Time will end when the last disc is severed. No time will be given to a competitor that cuts more than 6 inches or “cuts out” before a disc is completely severed. Pump Gas Only.

Open Modified Chain Saw:

Must be a production chain saw but can be modified and any fuel can be used.

Hot Saw:

This event is a “run what ya brung”. The only limitations to the Hot Saw event are that the competitor must be able to start pick up their saw unassisted. The competitor will start with both hands on the log with the saw not running on the ground- a “cold start”. When the Competition Judge says “GO”, time will start and the competitor will start the saw and make three (3) cuts (down, up, down) in a 6 in area. Time will end when the last disc is severed. No time will be given to a competitor that cuts more than 6 inches or “cuts out” before a disc is completely severed.

The Lumberjack Day Committee reserves the right to change any rule at the event to allow for any circumstances that may arise. Any changes will be made before the event and will be fair to all.

 

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