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Chips fly as Brad Delosa slams into a 300 ml m tanding block. The Annual Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival, got under way yesterday and the action will continue until Saturday night.
Chips fly as Brad De Losa slams into a 300mm standing block. The annual Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival got under way on Wednesday and the action continues until Saturday night. Photo Jeff ‘Blockhead’ Dawson

Fierce but friendly competition marked the start this week of the annual Brunswick Heads Woodchop, a tradition in the town for more than 85 years.

More than 80 axemen and women from around Australia are competing in the historic carnival at Banner Park, including Brad De Losa, a past winner of the event who last year won the prestigious Stihl Timbersports Championship in Budapest before a massive crowd of 10,000 spectators.

Hundreds of people attended the first day of the Bruns carnival, which organisers hope will swell for tomorrow’s finals action.

De Losa, 36, from Lithgow, believes the woodchop carnival and its ties to colonial history should be kept alive as part of Australia’s heritage.


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