JackLeg Drilling Competitor

Wednesday, June 7th,11:30am - 04:30pm


Location: Outside at the Rocks, North of Arena 2 (Curling Arena)



Divisions For Dignitaries, Novices & Pros

Women & men may compete


11:30 am - Dignitary Challenge      

01:00 pm - Novice

03:00 pm - Northern Jackleg Pros (mixed pros only)

04:30 pm - Award Ceremonies



Win Prizes & Trophies!

Online registration for competitors. All are welcome to participate! 

Registration starts at 11 a.m. by the rocks at the CANUN International Tent right after the Curling Rink (Arena 2) or you may register in advance online for the Jackleg Drill competitions.


On arrival, all competitors must report and sign-in at the CANUN Tent and register an hour before their event begins. All equipment and gear are provided -bring warm socks. The participants in the Mayors and Celebrities Challenge and the Novice events will be assisted by a team from CANUN in handling the jackleg drill. The goal of these competitions is to drill 1 hole and be drilled to a specified depth of 24”. The winning Mayor or Celebrity will receive a trophy “Pushing the Ore Cart” by Northern Ontario sculptor Ernie Fauvelle. The winner in the Novice event will receive a sculpture also designed by Ernie Fauvelle and $125:00 in cash.

The top three finishers will also take home Canadian Tire Gift Certificates compliments of CANUN International.

The objective of the Professional Jackleg competition is to safely complete the set-up and dismantling of a Jackleg Drill. Safely collaring and complete two drill holes to a minimum depth of 600 mm. with a centre-to-centre distance of 6 inches. The timer stops only when you stand up your rig. Speed comprises only one element of the scoring. Safe work habits, maintaining a safe work environment, precision hole alignment and professional conduct will be the major marking criteria. In case of a tie, the judges' decision is final. The first-place winner will receive $300.00 in cash and the coveted “Original” Driller collectors edition by Ernie Fauvelle ($400:00 value). The second-place finisher will win 200.00 Cash, and the " Pushing the Ore Cart" by Ernie Fauvelle. The third-place finisher wins $100:00 cash, and the "Mini Gold Panner " on a plaque by Ernie Fauvelle.


Awards will be presented at the awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

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