WOOD CHOP: Competitors will come from around the state to compete in the wood-chopping at the Bell Show
WOOD CHOP: Competitors will come from around the state to compete in the wood-chopping at the Bell Show File

Wood-chop will excite Bell Show audience

THE WOOD-CHOP is one of the more popular events of the Bell Show, and this year there will be plenty of excitement.

Competitor from across Queensland will be in Bell for the event, preparing for the larger metropolitan shows later in the year.

Steward of the Wood-chop, Sean Cassidy, said the event would be great fun for all patrons of the show.

"It is amazing watching the techniques the competitors use to get through the wood blocks,” Mr Cassidy said.

"It is impressive to see how much wood they can carve out in on swing.”

Mr Cassidy and Bell Show Society president Don McNamara, collected the wooden blocks for competition from Blackbutt on Monday.

With all the equipment ready for the event, and good weather forecast for Saturday, Mr Cassidy is expecting the crowds to be pleased with the competition.

"I think the wood-chop is just good to watch,” he said

"You are right up close to the action and the events go all day so it is not boring at all.”

Competitors this year all participate for the Queensland Axemen's Association who travel around the state competiting at local shows.

"Some of the best in Queensland will be competing on Saturday, as they get themselves ready for the bigger shows later on,” Mr Cassidy said.

The first event of the wood-chop will commence at 9am and it is scheduled to run 'all day'.


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