Team GB is heading to Prague, Czech Republic to compete against the very best woodchopping and sawing athletes in the world at the upcoming STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship.
Five-time British Champion Elgan Pugh will team up with fellow countrymen Glen Penlington, Rob Chatley, Scott Fowkes and Ross Hanley. .
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship sees the best athletes from across the globe sawing, slicing and chopping wood at speed, using axes and saws, in a series of challenges.
Athletes from over 20 nations will be battling it out in Prague for the Individual and Team titles. In the team event on Friday 1 November, the national teams will compete against each other in a knockout system, where four athletes in a relay complete the disciplines of Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop.
Elgan Pugh will then take his place amongst the world’s top twelve athletes as they compete against one another in all six disciplines as part of the individual competition on Saturday 2 November. The individual competition format is a knockout system formed of three rounds, with athletes eliminated from the competition after each round. All 12 athletes take part in round 1 (Underhand Chop, Stock Saw and Standing Block Chop), the top eight 8 athletes advance to round 2 (Single Buck and Springboard), and the top 6 athletes advance to round 3 (Hot Saw). In each discipline the competitor is awarded points according to their achieved time, with the athlete achieving the highest number of points declared the Individual World Champion.
You can watch the action unfold via a live stream that can be viewed here http://www.stihl-timbersports.com/. The live stream for both competitions on Friday and Saturday will begin at 17:55 GMT.
To find out more about the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series please visit https://blog.stihl.co.uk/timbersports/