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Photo Jeff ‘Chips ’N’ Dips’ Dawson

The Woodchop got underway yesterday in Brunswick Heads. The carnival promises a great event this week. Pictured is Jamie Head, who took out second place in the 300mm Standing Block last year. The program for the rest of the week is 12.30–5.30pm and 7–9pm today, tomorrow 10.30am–5pm and 6.45–9pm and on Saturday 1–5.30pm and 7.30–9.30pm.

The Australian Championships Events on the program are the 375mm Standing Block with heats on Friday morning and the final at 7.20pm and the 275mm Underhand with heats on Saturday afternoon and the final at 7.20pm.


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