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Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwingpromoted by Knifethrowing.info and Axtwerfen.de and Eurothrowers.org
To promote the exchange between axe- and knife throwers in Europe, in 2001 the European Throwing Club Flying Blades (EuroThrowers) has started the "Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship". This event has since been established as the central annual competition and meeting place for throwers from all over Europe, and is assigned to a different country each year.
To understand why the Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship is really the most important event for knife throwers and axe throwers each year, just read the reports about the last years' events.
13th European Championship, 13th to 15th of September 2013, Nivnice, Czech Republic
The European Championship in Knife- and Axe Throwing will this year be held in Nivnice in the Czech Republic. The local organiser is the W Club, whose members (like Jiri or Fery) are very active in international competitions.
As usual, the most important goal is to get together knife and axe throwers from all over Europe for some days of throwing in a relaxed atmosphere. Meeting old friends and finding new ones, learning some new throwing tricks. And, of course, we'll have a competition. Touristic wise, Nivnice is perfect for hiking (ride by bike all the way to Prague, if you want), the surrounding South Moravian region has small medieval towns, prototypical castles and Austerlitz. More important, it's a starting point to visit eastern Europe: Prague, Vienna and Budapest are only a 2-3 hour drive away.
If you are interested in coming to the Championship (or know for sure), please register here. This will also make sure you always receive the most up-to-date information.
Each participant is responsible for booking his own accommodation (see below).
The rules employed will be the standard European Knife and Axe Throwing Rules (Version 2010), which also state the knife and axe events that will be held. Please familiarise yourself with the rules (which are available in 7 languages) in advance.
The rules for the EuroThrowers Duel Cup have been updated somewhat since last year to give all throwers the same chances.
A special competition proposed by the local organisers: axe throwing 4m, you stay seated behin a table. The detailed rules will be explained on site.
The European Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing / Big European Throwers Meeting is locally organised and held by the W Club (a member of the EuroThrowers association).
President: Dušan Dvořák, phone +420 737 646 257, email@example.com
Communication contact: Majky, firstname.lastname@example.org. She speaks Czech, English, German and Spanish.
LocationThe competition will take place at:
GPS: 48°58'13.551"N, 17°39'5.302"E
See the competition area on a map
How to get there
Attention: Read about knife laws below.
There are no special laws in the Czech Republic concerning throwing knives. However, to help explain why you transport all those knives, it is always a good idea to carry a printout of the Championship invitation (that is, this page) with you, and your EuroThrowers membership-card (if available).
It has never been a problem to transport throwing knives on the plane in a checked-in suitcase. A printout of the championship invitation on top of the knives helps customs officers quickly decide you have a harmless reason for transporting those throwing knives.In you travel, you might cross countries with special rules:
The schedule is tentative and likely to change until the event.
During the whole competition there will be a possibility of buying country, western and army handmade products: from leather (belts, sheath) to wood (country style decoration), to metal (knives). Most of the products are made by W-club members or their friends.
The fees can only be paid in Czech Koruna (CZK), so be sure to get some cash from the ATM on your way there.
The registration for the competition is 750 CZK (30 Euros), paid on site. There is an additional fee of 130 CZK (5 Euros) for participants who are not a member of the EuroThrowers club (or of a club that is a part of EuroThrowers).
The fee for the W-Club Competition is 260 CZK (10 Euros).
We would be pleased if everybody could wear the signs of a throwing club, so that we present ourselves as an organised group to the media people present. Members of the EuroThrowers should pin their membership badge to their shirt. And of course, everybody may visit the online-shop to buy a T-shirt or cap with the EuroThrowers logo in advance.
You will we able to buy food and drinks directly on site.
Each participant is responsible for booking his own accommodation.
Camping is possible directly at the competition site.
The prices given usually include breakfast. The staff usually speaks English or German. Distances given to the competition area.
The local organiser can be contacted if you are having trouble with your reservations.
Hotel Savary, 0km Hoštáky 85, 68751 Nivnice www.savary.cz Email: email@example.com Tel: +420 572 693 433For the weekend, this hotel is reserved just for us! When you book, do mention that you are here for the throwers meeting.
dvoulůžkový pokoj (double room), 600 CZK/night (for two persons)
chata (bungalow), 400 CZK/night (for two persons), also available for 4 persons
Nivnická Riviéra, 0km Na Výsluní 400, 68751 Nivnice www.nivnicka-riviera.ic.cz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 420 722 145 322Half of this is reserved already for W Club members.
lůžkový apartmán (4 rooms), 1300 CZK/night
Several cheaper bungalow and apartment options are available, do ask for best choice for your travel group.
Hotel Monde (7,5km), U Brány (8 km), Penzion Rozkvět (6km), Sport Hluk (11 km), Penzion u Holuba (13km)
The image of the town of Nivnice is provided by author palickap via wikimedia commons.
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