History

Woodchopping was first introduced at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1911, with just two events - standing block and underhand.

There were 22 competitors in each event.

In 1912, two other events - single hand sawing and a standing teams race of two men were included. 

The centenary of woodchopping at the Royal Melbourne Show was celebrated in 2011 with a special heritage event. 

Today the Royal Melbourne Show Woodchop Championships has more than 50 classes including women’s classes in underhand, team racing and hot saw.