Professional Competition

Top Lumberjacks & Jills Compete for Prizes

36 Lumber Jacks & Jills will  compete in 7 events showcasing their skills at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (Roseland, VA). Between events, be sure to check out chain saw demos from STIHL.  The Backbone Lumberjack Classic is a free event, open to the public.  Beer & food concessions will be available at the event.

  • Backbone Lumberjack Classic is a FREE, family friendly event!
  • The event date is Saturday, October 23rd
  • Hosted by Devils Backbone at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, 200 Mosby Run, Roseland, VA
  • Gates Open at 11 a.m.
  • Events start at 12 p.m., ending by 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Events   Event Schedule

  QUESTIONS

Lumberjack Classic Events

Standing Block Chop

Mimicking the falling of a tree, the competitor races to chop through 12 to 14 inches of vertical white pine.

Underhand Chop

The competitor stands with feet apart on a 12- to 14-inch white pine log. At the signal, he/she begins to chop through the log with his/her racing axe.

 

Springboard Chop

An event based on the need for old-time loggers to establish a cutting platform above the massive root bases of old growth trees, the competitor uses an axe to chop pockets into a 9-foot poplar pole and then place 6-inch wide springboard platforms into the pockets.

Hot Saw

 

In this event, the competitor uses a customized chainsaw with a modified engine, usually taken from a personal watercraft or snowmobile.

 

 

Stock Saw

The stock saw event is a true test of operator ability. The competitor uses an MS 661 STIHL chainsaw and begins with both hands on the log and the chainsaw idling on the deck.

 

Double Buck

The competitors make one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a two person cross-cut saw.

Jack and Jill

Same as Double Buck, but with a male and female competing together as a team instead of 2 men/2 women.

Events Schedule

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A day full of action packed Lumber sports events.  Join us for the day or just an hour or two.  Bring your chairs, or blankets and enjoy the Backbone Premium lifestyle with a cold beer and a smoked turkey leg.

Backbone Lumber Classic Schedule
12:00 – Show 1 

  • Springboard Chop
  • Men’s Single Chop
  • Women’s Underhand Chop
  • Jack & Jill
  • Men’s Underhand Chop
  • Women’s Single Chop
  • Men’s Standing Chop
  • Hot Saw

12:45 – STIHL demonstration/Intermission

1:00 – Show 2

  • Springboard Chop
  • Men’s Single Chop
  • Women’s Underhand Chop
  • Jack & Jill
  • Men’s Underhand Chop
  • Women’s Single hand Chop
  • Men’s Standing Chop
  • Hot Saw

1:45 – STIHL demonstration/Intermission

2:00 – Show 3

  • Springboard Chop
  • Men’s Single Chop
  • Women’s Underhand Chop
  • Jack & Jill
  • Men’s Underhand Chop
  • Women’s Single hand Chop
  • Men’s Standing Chop
  • Hot Saw

2:45 – STIHL demonstration/Intermission

3:00 – Show 4

  • Springboard Chop
  • Men’s Single Chop
  • Women’s Standing Chop
  • Double Buck
  • Men’s Underhand Chop
  • Women’s Stock Saw
  • Men’s Standing Chop
  • Hot Saw

3:45 – STIHL demonstration/Intermission

4:00 – Show 5

  • Springboard Chop
  • Men’s Single Chop
  • Women’s Standing Chop
  • Double Buck
  • Men’s Underhand Chop
  • Women’s Stock Saw
  • Men’s Standing Chop
  • Hot Saw

4:45 – STIHL demonstration/Intermission

5:00 – Show 6

  • Springboard Chop
  • Men’s Single Chop
  • Women’s Standing Chop
  • Double Buck
  • Men’s Underhand Chop
  • Women’s Stock Saw
  • Men’s Standing Chop
  • Hot Saw

5:45 – STIHL demonstration/Intermission

5:45-6:30 – Awards Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the event being held?
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    The Backbone Lumberjack Classic is hosted at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows in Roseland, VA.

     

    Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows
    200 Mosbys Run
    Roseland, VA

    DIRECTIONS

  • What is Devils Backbone's Code of Conduct
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    Devils Backbone seeks to create a peaceful and welcoming place in Nelson County.  As a Backbone Lumberjack Classic guest, you are actively responsible for helping create an accepting and fun environment for all guests, vendors, and staff.  This includes speaking out if you witness questionable or unacceptable behavior.  Devils Backbone has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination of color, national origin, age, religion, and disability status.  Please read our full Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy here.

    Unacceptable and offensive behavior includes, but is not limited to:

    • Acts of physical assault or battery
    • Groping, sexual assault, or unwanted sexual remarks
    • Threatening language
    • Verbal abuse
    • Racial or ethnic slurs
    • Stalking

    Any persons or groups found in violation of this policy in Devils Backbone’s sole discretion, may be removed from the event.  Please alert a member of the Lumberjack Classic event staff if you witness any violation of this code of conduct, or if there is any situation that you feel is unsafe.  All staff will be wearing Devils Backbone logoed shirts.

     

  • Is there seating at this event?
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    There are a few picnic tables at this event but we encourage views to bring their favorite lawn chairs or blankets.

  • Will there be concessions?
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    Yes!  Food & drink will be available for purchase at various outlets at the event.  If you are interested in reserving a table at the Brewpub, please make a reservation online HERE. Outside food and drink is not peritted.

  • What is the event schedule?
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    Gates open 11 a.m., competition starts at 12 p.m.  STIHL demos between events.

    Full Event Schedule

    Event address: Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA

  • Are pets permitted at the Backbone Lumberjack Classic?
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    Please, no pets.  For the safety of you, your pet, spectators, and competitors, pets are not permitted in the designated event site.

  • Is there an entry fee to attend?
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    Nope! There is no admission charge.  Food and drink are pay as you go.  This is an all-ages event and is free and open to the public.