Birling Contest

Rules and Regulations

  1. This is an amateur competition. Contestants must be 16 years of age or older.
  2. It is an elimination contest.
  3. Contestant must remain on his/her side of the log. Last person on log determines winner.
  4. Contest log is a white pine 16 feet in length.
  5. Birling will be done with sneakers or bare feet. No spikes.
  6. Practice session supervised by a water safety person will take place during the morning hours of Sunday.
  7. Contestants will be required to sign a waiver.
  8. Judges’ decisions are official and final.
  9. Winning contestant becomes the Pennsylvania State Champion.

Prizes: 1st prize $40, 2nd prize $30, 3rd prize $20, 4th prize $10. Points awarded toward Grand Champion Bark Peeler.

Any competitor winning 1st place three consecutive times may not compete in this contest for 1 year.