MALVERN woodchopper Rob Chatley and his Team GB teammates came 14th in the STIHL Timbersports World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany at the weekend.

In front of another sell-out crowd of 6,500 fans at the packed Porsche-Arena, Great Britain were competing with some of the world's best wood-choppers at the competition that sees teams perform in four disciplines in a relay format. 

Teams of four athletes compete head-to-head against each other in a knockout system with only the fastest team qualifying for the next round. The disciplines - Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop - are completed by the four athletes one after the other.

The competition began with a Time Trial and Team GB recorded a time of 1 minute and 23 seconds (1:23:84), which was 16th of the 19 teams. 

In the first-round of the competition, Britain went head-to-head with Hungary, which they won by 12 seconds with a time of 1:09:97.

In the second-round, they faced Czech Republic but despite their best efforts, their run in the competition came to an end.

In the final standings, Britain finished in 14th position. They then watched on as Canada took the bronze, the silver went to the United States and for the second year running, leaving 'The Chopperoos' (Australia) to be crowned champions of the world after a thrilling final with the USA.