JackLeg Drilling Competitor

Wednesday, September 13th, 11:00am - 3:00pm


Location: Trade Show Grounds





11:30 am - Dignitary Challenge

Immediately followed by - Novice Mixed (Men and Women)

01:00 pm - Pro Series Challenge

Immediately followed by Award Ceremonies



Win Prizes & Trophies!

Online registration is now open (FREE) All are welcome to participate! 


Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. by the rocks or you may register in advance online for the Jackleg Drill competitions.


On arrival, all competitors must sign-in with the host of the competition Manroc Developments. Be sure to register before the event begins. All equipment and gear are provided - bring warm socks. The participants in the Mayors and Celebrities Challenge and the Novice Mixed events will be assisted by a team from Manroc in handling the jackleg drill. The goal of these competitions is to drill 1 pre-collared hole and be drilled to a specified depth of 150mm.


  • Mayor or Celebrity winner will receive a trophy “Pushing the Ore Cart” by Northern Ontario sculptor Ernie Fauvelle.
  • Novice division winner of the event will receive the "Mini Gold Panner" also designed by Ernie Fauvelle and $100.00.


The objectives for the Professional Jackleg competition are to safely pick up the drill, install the steel, collar, and complete two drill holes to a minimum depth of 24 inches with a centre-to-centre distance of 4 inches. The timer stops only when you stand up your rig. Speed is only a factor in the event that there is a tie. Safe work habits, maintaining a safe work environment, precision hole alignment, and professional conduct will be the major marking criteria.



The first-place winner will receive $300.00 and the coveted “Original” Driller collectors edition by Ernie Fauvelle ($400.00 value).

The second-place finisher will win $200.00, and the " Pushing the Ore Cart" by Ernie Fauvelle.

The third-place finisher wins $100.00, and the "Mini Gold Panner " on plaque by Ernie Fauvelle.


Awards will be presented at the awards ceremony following the competition.


Register for JackLeg Competition