Log Rolling Championship

Youth Log Rolling Championship – Contest Rules
Courtesy of the Canadian Logger Sports Association

Birling or Log Rolling as a sport dates back to the late 1800’s during the great logging era. Cities were growing and lumber was needed for buildings. Timber grew in remote areas with few roads but the river systems provided a natural transportation system to “drive” logs to sawmill towns. Thousands of logs floating down rivers frequently jammed, so men were hired to prevent the jams. Naturally, loggers would challenge one another to see who could stay on the longest and log rolling as a sport was born!

1. Eligibility. To be eligible for this contest, an individual must:
a. be a legal Canadian resident;
b. be 16 yrs. old in his/her province or territory of residence or younger at the time of entry; and
c. be able to accept the prize as awarded

Employees of FX 101.9 (the radio station) and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, successors and assigns, the Darwin Event Group (the promoter) and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, successors and assigns, and the Halifax Exhibition Centre and it parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, successors and assigns, their advertising and promotional agencies, and/or the household members of any of the above are not eligible to enter.

The sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the sponsors for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

2. Contest Period. Contest registration begins at approximately 12:01 am Atlantic Time (AT) on February 26, 2018 and ends at 11:59 pm AT on
March 7, 2018.

3. How to Enter. Eligible contestants must pre-register on-line by completing the entry form at www.SportsandRVShow.com. No entries will be accepted by any other means. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

Contestants will be contacted by phone and/or email to confirm receipt of their registration form. Contestants must present themselves (with photo identification) at the Show Office of the Atlantic Outdoor Sports & RV Show no later than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled competition. The $5.00 registration fee must be paid and a competition waiver signed (available at the Show Office) before the contestant is eligible to compete.
The Atlantic Outdoor Sports & RV Show is located at:
Halifax Exhibition Centre
200 Prospect Road
Halifax, NS
B3T 1P2

Contestants will have complimentary admission to the Atlantic Outdoor Sports & RV Show. Tickets available for pick-up at the Box Office.

1.1 Log to be lathe turned red cedar, 12 or 13 feet in length with a 4-inch red band painted in the middle.
1.2 A four-inch blue band shall be painted on each side of the red band as well as on each end of the log.
1.3 No. 1 Log: Seventeen-inch diameter to be used for novice and local competitions and is optional for the Open division with a 2-minute time limit.
1.4 No. 2 Log: Fifteen-inch diameter can be the starting or second log for open competition with a 2-minute time limit.
1.5 No. 3 Log: Thirteen and one-half inch diameter with a 3-minute time limit.
1.6 No. 4 Log: Twelve-inch diameter (if needed) with no time limit to the finish.
1.7 During the main show, the contestant must be attired in shirt, black shorts are acceptable or any other dark colored pants.
1.8 Championship birling logs must be in near new condition.
1.9 If birlers cannot agree on log ends for the first match a coin toss can be used.
1.10 Each contestant to have a maximum of 60 seconds warm-up time on the first log.
1.11 Each contestant to have a maximum of 30 seconds warm-up on the second log.

Competition Rules:
Best 2 of 3 falls – each round of competition
2.1 Both birlers on log holding steadying poles while log is pushed well clear of the pool edge
2.2 Judge calls “Steady the Log” when both birlers are set. The Judge then calls “Throw your poles”. When both birlers have dropped poles and have their balance the Judge calls “Time in”.
2.3 Contest to stop and be restarted at time remaining if log nears pool sides
2.4 The first birler losing contact with the log with both feet or stepping over the foul line is the loser.
2.5 Deliberate splashing of water before “Time in” is called will result in loss of fall to the guilty contestant.
2.6 Contestants will draw for order of appearance.
2.7 In as much as this is a bracketed event, there will be some “byes”.
2.8 Upon agreement of the birlers, contestants may be seeded to a maximum of 4 birlers. In the event there is a disagreement it is at the discretion of the Judge.
2.9 The loser of any fall shall have the choice of end of log for the next fall.
2.10 The total “time in” on log, including all falls, shall be used in the determination of when to move to a smaller log.
2.11 If both contestants and Judge agree they may move to smaller log but may not move up to a larger log once the time limit is used up.

Youth Log Rolling Championship Pay-out
1st Place = $100
2nd Place = $50
3rd Place = $40
4th Place = $30

Note: Judges decision is final.

Note: a protest may be lodged by a competitor against any breach in the rules on the part of a Club, Official, or competitor. Such a protest shall be made to the Judge, either verbally or in writing.