The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship 2019

The very best woodchopping and sawing athletes in the world are heading to Prague, as the Czech capital is the host city for the 2019 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship. The event will take place on 1st and 2nd November, at the iconic Industrial Palace, and promises to deliver a spectacular weekend of high-octane, edge-of-your-seat action.

Representing us this year in the Team World Championship, we have in the New Zealand Team - Kyle Lemon, Shane Jordan, Jack Jordan, Kahu Wooley and Bobby (Robert) Dowling. Shane Jordan will also be representing New Zealand in the Individual World Championship. We wish our athletes the best of luck as they head over to Prague to compete in the World Championships!

In total more than 100 athletes from over 20 nations compete in teams of four athletes in a relay competition for the world title.

In enthralling duels the teams compete in a knock-out system, where the fastest team will advance to the next round. In the last few years, the teams that made it through to the final turned in some impressive times, smashing four wooden blocks to pieces in under a minute.

Reigning Team World Champion:
At the Team World Championship 2018 in the Echo Arena in Liverpool, the team from Australia won the championship for the sixth time.  On their way to the title they set a new world record.

The athletes compete in six disciplines handling axes, chainsaws and a two-meter-long cross-cut saw. In the individual competition, the athletes receive points depending on how quickly they complete each discipline. The overall winner is the athlete with the most points after all six disciplines. The competition is divided into three rounds; the first round covers the basic disciplines, the second round the advanced disciplines and the third round the Hot Saw as the pinnacle event. After each round, the competitors with the lowest score are eliminated.

Reigning World Champion:
Laurence O'Toole from Australia won the 2018 Individual World Championship with a stunning performance securing his win only in the last discipline, the How Saw.

Local Hero:
Competing for the Czech Republic will be the winner of the Czech Championship 2019, Martin Roušal. In 2015 Roušal won the Czech Championship for the first time just by one point ahead of Martin Komárek. 2017 and 2018 were silver years for Martin finishing behind Martin Komárek in the Czech Champs. Martin Roušal was part of the Czech Team at the 2018 World Championship in Liverpool where the team broke the European record.

This year at the Czech Championship, Roušal was able to beat Martin Komárek again, took the gold medal and qualified for the World Championship 2019 in his home country.

1/11/2019 Team World Championship 7:00 pm (local time)
Team World Championship 2019

2/11/2019 Individual World Championship 7:00 pm (local time)
Individual World Championship 2019

Industrial Palace | Výstavišteˇ | 170 00 Praha 7 (Bubenecˇ)

Tickets for the World Championship are available from
1-day ticket 490,- CZK incl. VAT
2-day ticket 790,-- CZK incl. VAT
Children and disabled people enjoy a 25 % discount.

Both events will streamed live. Details will follow.

Join us and experience the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship live on the 1st and 2nd November 2019 at the Industrial Palace in Prague.