Axe-ess all areas: Tickets on sale for Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship
Stihl TIMBERSPORTS®, the international extreme sports competition series, has today announced that tickets are on sale for the 2018 Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship, which will take place at the Echo Arena Liverpool from Friday, October 19th until Saturday, October 20th.
2018 will be the first time that the World Championship will be hosted in the UK, with ‘Team GB’ looking to make the most of the home advantage, whilst the 2017 individual winner Jason Wynyard and team competition winners New Zealand will be hoping to retain their titles.
The 2018 Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship will see leading athletes, from more than 20 nations around the globe, compete in a series of thrilling woodchopping challenges – the Underhand Chop, the Stock Saw, the Standing Block Chop, the Single Buck, the Springboard and the Hot Saw. All the disciplines involve the athletes sawing, slicing and chopping wood at speed, using axes and saws. This year 8,000 people are expected to attend the Echo Arena Liverpool to watch the athletes showcase their strength and skills and experience the edge of your seat action.
The athletes will all be battling it out in Liverpool for the coveted Individual and Team titles. In the team event on Friday 19th October, the national teams will compete against each other in a knockout system, where the disciplines of Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop are completed by four athletes in a relay. The world’s top twelve athletes will then compete against one another in all six disciplines as part of the individual competition on Saturday 20th October. In each discipline the competitor is awarded points according to their achieved time, with the athlete achieving the highest number of points declared the Individual World Champion.
Simon Hewitt, Head of Marketing from STIHL added: “The ticket prices for the first ever World Championship are great value for money and we’re excited to see more than 8,000 people at the event in October.
Liverpool is a huge sporting city and it’s a pleasure to bring the event to Great Britain for the very first time. It is a fantastic opportunity for sports fans in Liverpool to experience what a Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® live event is all about.”
Adult weekend tickets cost just £38.50, while a child’s (16 years and under) weekend ticket costs £18. Meanwhile, adult day tickets cost £22.25 and child’s tickets cost £11 per night. A family day ticket, which includes admission for two adults and two children, costs £61.50.
For more information or to buy tickets please visit: echoarena.com. If you purchase before 14 April, 2018, you can also claim a 10% discount.