Power Wood Elbow Breaking

Power Wood Elbow Breaking

usba 24bUnited States and World Breaking Associations- Competition Rules

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Be sure to read and understand the General Breaking Rules


Materials and Spacers:

Boards must be purchased on site from Supply Committee. Carpenter pencil spacers will be provided.


Elbow strike only (drop elbow, overhand elbow, etc.). Technique must be a downward strike.

Weight divisions:

See “General: Divisions” above.


One station will be used. Boards will be set on a block base. Competitors may set up as many boards as they wish. Competitors will be required to ensure the safety of fellow competitors and spectators as outlined in “General: Safety” above. One Strike Only! Competitor has one attempt to break the boards.

Time Limits:

Competitor will have a maximum of 5 minutes to set up. Time starts when the competitor signals he/she is ready, time stops when the competitor signals to the ring coordinator that his/her set-up is complete. Additional time will be counted if a set-up is to be significantly altered as determined by the ring coordinator. A deduction of 1 board will be taken off the competitor’s total break for every 15 seconds over the allotted time. Deductions will begin after the 5-minute mark.


Judges will count the number of boards broken to determine the winner. The competitor who breaks the most (or, in the event of a tie, has the highest percentage broken) is the winner.


In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by the highest percentage broken. Example: Competitor “A” breaks 10 out of 10; competitor “B” breaks 10 out of 12. Competitor “A” broke at 100%; competitor “B” broke at 83%. Competitor “A” is the winner. If more than one competitor has the same percentage broken after their initial break, there will be a break off to determine the winner. If there is a tie created by more than one competitor breaking 100% of their stack (example: 2 competitors break 10 out of 10), the competitor that broke the amount first is the winner.


21 March 2024



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