Wood Chopping


Called ‘Woodchop’ for short this sport has been around for hundreds of years and is recorded amongst several cultures. In wood chopping competitions, skilled participants attempt to be the first to cut or saw through a log or other block of wood.

Conducted by the Tasmanian Axemen’s Association (Southern Division) Wood Chopping events are conducted annually at the Royal Hobart Regatta. Attracting a large following 70 ‘Axemen’ compete annually across various categories.

Important: Governance of wood chopping events is subject to the rules and bi-laws of the Tasmanian Axemen’s Association, Southern Division.


Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm


Tasmanian Axeman Association

225mm Standing Handicap
450mm Double Heading Sawing
300mm Underhand Handicap
275mm Tuatahi Series Underhand Handicap
250mm Standing Tuatahi Series Handicap
275mm Novice Underhand Handicap
300mm Standing Handicap
300mm Jill Single Handed Sawing Handicap
250mm Golden Years Handicap
275mm Jil Underhand Handicap
375mm Jill & Jill Sawing Handicap
300mm B Grade Standing Regatta Championship
300mm “ Jim Bacon Memorial” Jiggerboard Handicap (2)
375mm Single Handed Sawing Handicap
250mm Junior Novice Underhand Handicap
300mm 'Jim Bacon MEmorial' Jiggerboard Handicap (1)
450mm Double Handed Sawing Handicap
325mm A Grade Standing Regatta Championship
375mm Jack & Jill Sawing Handicap
375mm Coach & Novice Sawing Handicap
250mm Standing Handicap

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