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Department 22 – Section 3 – Woodsman’s Contest Friday, August 26th, at 9:00 AM Main Arena Pre-registration required by July, 15, 2016 $5.00 entry fee per class. Send entry blank and fee to: Harford Agricultural Society, 485 Fair Hill Rd., New Milford, PA 18834 (Entrants must pay gate fee when entering grounds.) Stock Saws to be provided by: Jonal’s Lawn & Garden 2016 Woodsman’s Contest Sponsored by: Diaz Forest Products, Jonal’s Lawn & Garden, and Ordie Price’s Sawmill Rules and Regulations 1. Only participants will be allowed in the arena. No unauthorized people will be allowed in the arena. 2. ALL CLASSES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. NOTE: Any changes must be brought to the arena registration table between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM the day of the show or original entry will be enforced. 3. PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Participation is at contestant’s own risk. 4. Any team or single participant will be disqualified for any unsportsman-like conduct. 5. Chain saw eligibility is on contestant’s honor. A saw in question may be disqualified upon a unanimous decision by remaining contestants prior to the heat. Judge’s decision is final. 6. For buck competition, a six inch area will be marked for cuts. 7. For two-man classes, both names must be listed. A check for the full premium will be made for each contestant. 8. Two minutes maximum will be given for each contestant to appear for their class. No exceptions. MANDATORY MEETING AT 8:30 AM IN THE ARENA. Contest will begin at 9:00 AM. 9. For information call: 570-434-4300. Classes: Premiums: Classes: Premiums: 1. Log Rolling – up 40, back 40..............................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 7. Men’s Bow Saw...................................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 2. Men’s Obstacle Pole...........................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 8. Man & Woman Cross Cut....................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 3. Women’s Obstacle Pole......................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 9. Two Person Cross Cut.........................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 4. Axe Throw..........................................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 10. Men’s Horizontal Block Chop..............................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 5. Modified Chain Saws..........................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 11. Women’s Horizontal Block Chop.........................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 6. Women’s Bow Saw..............................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 12. Standing Block Chop...........................................$60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 Two person events will be paid full premiums to each contestants - classes 1, 8, & 9. Please specify on entry form if you are sharing equipment. Individual Events Information LOG ROLLING: Log will be supplied by the fair. Two person teams. For fair advantage, all teams will remain in designated area until called upon. Contest will start with log against stakes; official will flag start; contestants will roll log 40 feet to opposite stakes. Log must touch stakes with wood showing on outside of stakes. Official will signal qualified contact and contestants will roll log back to start with same rules applying. Winner will be chosen by the best time. AXE THROW: Numbers will be assigned. Contestants will be placed in one of two groups. Any style of axe may be used. Contestants will have one practice throw then three throws to form a combined total. If any portion of the axe breaks a plane, highest score will be given. Contestants will be throwing from 20 feet. Stepping over marked line will result in disqualification of that throw. Placement will be determined after all contestants have thrown and tie-breakers have been determined. Tie breaker will be one throw. MODIFIED CHAIN SAWS – SAFETY EQUIPMENT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: When contestants are ready, saws will be started. A two minute maximum limit is given to start and warm up saw. If contestant cannot start saw, contestant will drop out and compete in the last heat. If saw cannot be started a second time in the allowed time, the contestant will be disqualified. Contestant will start with both hands on top of the wood and saw on the ground, NOT RUNNING. Official will flag the start. Three cuts are required, two down and one up. Time will start when hands touch the saw. Time will stop when the last block hits the ground. Chain saws will be shut off immediately after completion of cuts. BOW SAW: No requirements, just need a saw. TWO PERSON CROSS CUT // MAN & WOMAN CROSS CUT: No requirements on type of saw used. Contestants will start standing ready for first cut. Official will flag start. Two cuts are required. Time will stop when last block hits the ground. HORIZONTAL BLOCK CHOP: Chopping blocks will be numbered and assigned. Contestants start standing on chopping block. Axe must remain on wood until count of one. Official will flag start of contest. Time starts when axe hits the wood. Contestants will chop until two separated pieces remain. Time will stop when block is completely separated. For further information, call 570-434-4300. 155
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