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Knife Thrower Meetings and Competitions

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There are many meetings and contests where one can meet fellow knife- and axe-throwers. (external link / new window)Throwzini has an overview of the meetings in the United States, while (external link / new window) and us cover Europe primary. (If you know of any meeting, please send us an email.)
The largest event in Europe has so far always been the Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship.

For many competitions, the (external link / new window)standard European Knife and Axe Throwing Rules are used.

Do have a look at the pictures in our reports on past meetings.

If you are interested in "throwing" a meeting in your country, or are just curious, join the (external link / new window)Eurothrowers mailinglist.

The (external link / new window)European Throwing Club "Flying Blades" (Eurothrowers) is of course another very important source. Among other things, they published a (external link / new window)best-practice handbook on how to organise throwing competitions.

  • 20-22nd of February 2015, Spring-Competition in the Bohemian Paradise, Czech Republic
    Staney Havel of the (external link / new window)W-Club marks the start of the throwing-season with this spring fling near the (external link / new window)famous protected area in the Czech Republic. Place: Cultur house in Veliš, near (external link / new window)Jičín. Rules: Knife 3,5,6m; Axe 4,5,6m; Additional events: Start at 3/4m, work your way back by 50cm (both feet in 50cm zone); Starting fee 300CZK; Accomodation in Jičín (do ask Stany to help you there). Targets and throwing tools according to (external link / new window)European Standard Rules. Afterwards possibility for archery fun.
    (external link / new window)Details in Czech

  • 14th of March 2015, Championship of SILCA club, Poggio Mirteto, Italy
    Organised by seasoned competition participant Stefano Cristini, the event will be the national Championship of the SILCA club.
    For rules and details see the page of the (external link / new window)(SILCA). (Long distance according to European Standard Rules, precision events in a modified walk back mode, rest special rules.)

  • 24th of April 2015, Ninth Martial Arts Olympics East-West Open, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    At the "Martial Arts Olympics East-West Open", knife throwing is one of the 39 disciplines. Several thousand participants are expected overall. The knife throwing competition is accompanied by the (external link / new window)Knife Throwing Association for Saint Petersburg (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.Ъ) (you probably know the president, Alexander Morozov, from European Championships). International participation is encouraged.
    Information in English available at the (external link / new window)International Martial Arts Confederation (IMAC)

  • 16th of May 2015, European Championship of the Unifight Federation, Kishinev, Moldova
    This is the European Championship in knife and axe throwing of the Russian (external link / new window)Unifight martial arts federation, with knife throwing as one part. Knife throwing distances are 3m, 5m, 7m and 9m, knives are provided.
    For more details, contact (external link / new window)Роман Цуркану.

  • 5th-7th of June 2015, Cup of the W Club, Beaver City, Strážek, Czech Republic
    The traditional cup of the Western Club. The (external link / new window)W Club is an active (external link / new window)member of the EuroThrowers, and (external link / new window)in 2013 held the European Championship. Events are in traditional western disciplines like lasso roping (Czech national championship!), and of course knife throwing and axe throwing ((external link / new window)schedule).
    Please enquire for more information.

  • Weekend of the 22nd August 2015, World Championship / 15th Big Throwers Meeting, Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, UK
    The biggest European knife and axe throwing event each year.

  • 26th of September 2015, Rigac Cup, Alsómocsolád, Hungary
    The first Hungarian Knife Throwers Meeting and national Championship is organised by EuroThrowers-member János Kohl. International guests are very much invited, and will be ranked together with the Hungarian participants. The competitions are held according to European standard rules.
    Janos speaks English, and is happy to help you with any questions.
    (external link / new window)Full Details in English

  • 24th of October 2015, Virtual Backyard Throwers Open International Championship
    This is a distributed Championship: Knife throwers from around the world are invited to hold a local thrower competition on this day, and submit the results to be included in the consolidated ranking. It's Donn Walton (USA) who runs this effort in the fine tradtion of "virtual competitions".
    (external link / new window)Details

  • Country-specific lists:
    Italy: (external link / new window)Associazione Lanciatori Sportivi Italia, (external link / new window)Scuola Italiana Lancio Coltelli ed Asce (meetings in Modena, Venezia, Roma)
    Switzerland: (external link / new window)Schweizer Werfer Vereinigung
    Czech Republic: (external link / new window)list at Naja club
    Russia: Comprehensive list by Ivan Dolgikh at (external link / new window) (2015 in English); also at (external link / new window)Iron Century club

  • Please contact us if you want to organise an event yourself.
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Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship and European Championship

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To promote the exchange between axe- and knife throwers, in 2001 the European Throwing Club Flying Blades ((external link / new window)Eurothrowers) started the "Big Throwers Meeting / World and European Championship". This event has since been established as the both the central annual competition and relaxed and friendly meetup for throwers from all over Europe and the world, and is assigned to a different country each year.

If you are interested in organising the event in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Standard competition rules

In September 2008, representatives from 4 European countries negotiated a common set of competition rules. After a revision in 2010, those are used in most international European competitions:

(external link / new window)Standard European Knife and Axe throwing rules

Reports about past meetings

There are 5-10 meetings each year in Europe. For only a handful of them we have reports/pictures collected here.


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