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WOOD CHOP: Competitors begin to chop away in the second heat.
WOOD CHOP: Competitors begin to chop away in the second heat. Adam McCleery

Wood Chop: EVERY year when show time rolls around you can be sure that competitive wood chopping will be a feature in 2017 was no exception.

Event steward Arthur Dingle said the beginning of the wood chopping season always coincides with the North Burnett show season.

"The Easter Show has always been our best time,” Dingle said.

"We have the Mount Perry Show this weekend, then other towns like Monto will have shows too.”

The Gayndah Show is the first time Dingle has picked up an axe competitively since October last year at the Perth Royal Show.

"The wood we were chopping was some very hard timber and pine,” Dingle said.

"It took along time to get through a block, some of the bigger fellas who can hit harder were ok but it was no good for anyone below the average.”

However it was still a good start to the season and had put the competitors on track to find good form.

"We are hoping to get another Dingle relay team ready to go to Perth again this year,” Dingle said.

"It is the Royal Chop, there are about six to eight people who chop against each other.

"There should be three teams going again this year, New Zealand are entering a team, the Dingles will have a team and a team from Western Australia.”

Dingle said so long as the team continued what it started at the Gayndah Show they would be in good form for the Perth Royal.

"We just have to keep chopping and we'll be right, Brody Dingle should be going to Perth with us and he will do well,” Dingle said.

The Dingles will look to finalise their team later in the season.

The next wood chopping event is this Saturday, April 22 at the Mt Perry Show.

Topics:  gayndah show 2017 north burnett shows woodchop competition


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