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The 58th Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival had another successful year and saw two new Australian champions crowned among four days of action.

Everything went to plan and there were plenty of entrants and spectators, event secretary Joy Slater said.

‘As it normally is, it was standing room only on Saturday night,’ she said.

‘A lot of families of axemen come to Brunswick for the woodchopping and to take a holiday so, we try to encourage women and children to get involved in the contest as well,’ she said.

Major results

Among a range of highlights M Argent won the 375mm Standing Block Australian Championship, ahead of J Head and D Ryan.

G Youles took out the 275mm Underhand Australian Championship, ahead of J Head and J Adamson.

Women’s champion: J Beutel

Women’s Handicap Point Score: R Retschlag

Men’s Champion: J Head

Men’s Point Score: J Argent

Junior Axe Person 250mm Underhand Aged 13 & Under: D Stumer

Brunswick Heads Ring Crew Invitation Tony ‘Gobbler’ Kennedy 275mm Underhand: K Steers.

The Queenslanders reasserted their dominance in the team section winning the State of Origin for the second year in a row, after a period of dominance from NSW.


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