THE best axemen from across Victoria and South Australian will converge on Heywood tomorrow for the Standing Block Championships and the penultimate round of the Champion of Champions.
More than 20 competitors have registered for the event and after a long season which started in early October their skills are sharp and ready to go.
The event tomorrow is part of an overall aggregate points series to decide the Victorian Champion of Champions, with three of the main contenders for the coveted title to compete at Heywood.
MountGambier’s Raymond Caldwell, Beaufort’s Brad Haines and Colac’s Adam Arbuthnot are considered a cut above the rest of the competition at the moment, however one small slip up could open the door to up to six other competitors tomorrow.
One of those competitors is Dartmoor’s Daniel Anderson, who in what is effectively his home event will be hoping to get the upper hand and swing into the top placings with a strong performance.
Victorian Axemen’s Council secretary Ann Duryea said the front runners in the competition were all seasoned performers and she expected a very high level of performance this weekend.
Read the full story in Friday’s Portland Observer.