The event to be completed by each contestant within 90 secs or at the discretion of the RASV. In the event of a dead heat, time will be the deciding factor.

The check starter is not permitted to inspect logs before full time allowance for each chop has expired. During the chop the time keeper may call the elapsed time of 15 second intervals. Standard Axes are to be used in these events, and are not to exceed 3kg overall weight and 180mm cutting edge. The Axes shall be weighed prior to the commencement of the event.