Event details - Coal Shovelling

Proudly supported by CFMEU is the signature event of the festival is the Queensland Coal Shovelling titles. 

What is Coal Shovelling?

As the name suggests, coal shovelling is exactly that. You shovel coal against the clock to see if you can fill the skip (coal cart) in the quickest time.

For Open Coal Shovelling events, the participants shovel at the same time to move 508kg of coal into a stationary skip (on scales).  When the 508kg is reached, the clock stops.  Because both competitors will shovel simultaneously, having a team made up with the following shovel holding styles, is advantageous;

1 x Left Handed (holds the shovel with their right hand at the spade end)

1 x Right Handed (holds the shovel with their left hand at the spade end)

 

All other events will require participants to shovel one at a time (changing on a time interval) until the stationary skips are full.  These remaining events will happen in heats with three teams competing at the same time – a great crowd pleaser.

What can I win?

The overall winner for open singles (over 20 years) receives bragging rights as the Queensland Coal Shovelling Title Champion. Additionally, each category winner/s receives prize money from a massive prize pool of $5,000!

Event types:

This year, events include:

Open Singles (over 20 years)

Open Singles (under 20 years)

Open Singles Novice (first timers)

Open Men's Doubles

Open Women's Doubles

Open Mixed Doubles

Senior doubles (grades 10,11 & 12)

Junior doubles (grades 7,8 & 9)

Junior doubles primary (grades 4,5,& 6)

Coal Shovelling kicks off from 10am on Saturday 28 August at the festival. Meeting point is at the coal stock pile near the footy fields.

Registration:

Registrations are now open. To register online, please use the link below. Registrations will also be available on between 10-10:30am on Saturday 28 August, onsite at the festival. 

Registration is $10 per person per event. Payment to be made on the morning of the festival prior to competition. Competitors under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian signature before you are allowed to compete.

Event details - Roof Bolting

Proudly supported by CFMEU and Quarry Mining is the is the Queensland Roof Bolting Titles.

What is Roof Bolting?

In an underground mining operation, holes are drilled in the roof of the mine (up to 12ft) using a pneumatic roof bolter to secure the ceiling of an underground mine chamber. Bolts are usually 2 to 2.5 cm or more in diameter and are inserted into the holes and anchored at the top by a split cone, mechanical anchor, or resin grout. In this competition setting, participants drill 2 holes 5ft long and place 2 roof bolts (approx. 4ft) into a concrete block to simulate an underground roof environment. The quickest team to complete the 2 bolts wins!

Competitor teams must have at least 1 person who has used a Roof Bolter before and is familiar with its functions.  Time penalties exist for loose bolts, long threads and other minor infringements which will be discussed with competitors on the day.

What can I win?

The overall winners receives bragging rights as the Queensland Roof Bolting Title Champions and win $1,500 prize money for first place. Prize money is paid from 1st - 4th places.

Event types:

Open Doubles

Roof Bolting kicks off from 1pm on Saturday 28 August at the festival. Meeting point is at the coal stock pile.

Registration:

Registrations are now open. To register online, please use the link below. Registrations will also be available on between 10-10:30am on Saturday 28 August, onsite at the festival. 

Registration is $10 per person. Waivers to be signed and payments made on the morning of the festival prior to competition.

Contact Information:

For more information please contact Kendall Townsend on 0407 157 954 or Barry Pamenter 0438 123 430

Supporters:

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