Woodchopping returns to the state's North on Saturday when the Chudleigh Show will offer a vital hit-out for upcoming events.
Following competitions in Hobart, Dover, St Helens and Waratah, Chudleigh comes a week ahead of the Exeter Show, at which two Tasmanian championships will be decided.
With that in mind, Chudleigh's 325mm standing championship will be fiercely contested.
Deloraine’s Daniel Gurr has been in good form, qualifying for many finals without breaking through for a win, but will be keen to do so in what is almost a home-turf event.
Gurr will also start favourite in the 300mm tree felling handicap, with his biggest competition likely to come from his father and former multiple world champion Matthew.
Deddington youngster Dylan Rowe will make his tree felling debut at Chudleigh and will be watched with anticipation, as he has been coached under the watchful eye of another former multiple world champion - veteran Bill Youd.
Although his tree felling days may now be well behind him, Youd will line-up in the veteran’s 250mm standing handicap against a strong field of over-60s including Stan Sainty, Terry Hodgetts, Henry Maine, Vern Nicholas, and Greg Arnold.
George Town's Tasmanian Thousands winner Matthew Mathers has also entered, but will have to contend with a re-adjusted handicap in standing handicap chops.
Family rivalries will come to the fore as well, with multiple members of the Beams, Gurr and Arnold families in action. Other events on the program include the 225mm, 250mm and 300mm standing handicap, frontmarkers 250mm standing handicap, and a 275mm junior underhand handicap.
Competition starts at 11am.