Chainsaw event

Coleg Cambria Llysfasi recently hosted a mini chainsaw competition which saw over 20 competitors battle it out to win their class.

Competitors came from all over to compete in the novice and expert class with current and former Llysfasi students also taking part.  The level of skill during the competition was extremely high over the four disciplines, including chain change, precision cross cutting, snedding and simulated tree felling.

The novices were put through their paces by several world championship contenders, and given tips and hints on their performance by the experts, and all gained a great deal from the experience. The expert class was won by Peter Fox, with Simon Tranter taking the novice class, and former Llysfasi student Marcus Dean-Williams taking third prize.

Llysfasi Forestry and Arboriculture Lecturer, Andy White added:

“The competition held at the College was a great success and the skills shown during the event was extremely high.  Thanks go to all the competitors, organisers, judges and to sponsors Fountains Forestry, MWMAC Ltd and Coleg Llysfasi.

“We hope to repeat this event next year, and also to incorporate a team event between Coleg Llysfasi and Coleg Glynllifon.”

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