STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is excited to announce the staging of the European Nations Cup, a competition which will bring together some of Europe's top professional and rookie logger sports athletes from 10 nations on Saturday 7th August, in Munich, Germany.
The competition, which will be held behind closed doors at Motorworld Munich, will consist of one individual pro competition and one rookie competition over the course of the day. The event will follow the same format as the 2020 Four Nations Cup and Six Nations Rookie Cup, with the addition of a combined nations ranking from both competitions at the end of the day.
The event follows hot on the heels of the European Trophy, which takes place at the same venue one week earlier.
Two electric contests in one day of European Nations Cup axe-tion
A total of 10 nations will compete in the European Nations Cup, with France, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy each sending two pro and two rookie athletes and Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway each sending one pro and one rookie.
The competition will first see the rookies from each country compete in a rookie competition consisting of one round across four thrilling TIMBERSPORTS® disciplines: Stock Saw, Standing Block Chop, Single Buck and Underhand Chop.
The European Nations Cup will then continue with the best pros from qualifying – held prior to the competition in their own countries – battling it out in the individual pro round format, featuring six disciplines across three rounds. This includes the four disciplines featuring in the rookie competition, as well as the Springboard and Hot Saw.
Individual point scoring to decide European Nations Cup champion
Throughout the course of both competitions, each athlete will collect points for their nation, to be added to a final nations ranking. Nations sending two athletes will then have their scores divided by two, to ensure fair competition.
The nation with the most points by the end of the competition will be officially crowned the European Nations Cup champions.
The European Nations Cup will be broadcast live across the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Facebook, YouTube and Twitch channels. Fans in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy will also be able to watch the action live on sports streaming platform DAZN.
The rookie competition will begin at 2pm CEST,
with the pro competition beginning at 7pm CEST.