There are many meetings and contests where one can meet fellow knife- and axe-throwers. Throwzini
has an overview of the meetings in the United States, while we
cover Europe primarily. (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 standard European Knife and Axe Throwing Rules
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 Eurothrowers
The European Throwing Club "Flying Blades" (Eurothrowers)
is of course another very important source. Among other things, they published a best-practice handbook on how to organise throwing competitions
This calendar is about knife throwing, and axe throwing - that is, tomahawks and other small axes. Should an event be about axes with two blades, this is marked by "double bit".
- 8th to 11th of August 2019, World Championship / 19th Big Throwers Meeting, England
The world's biggest knife and axe throwing event each year. Do not miss!
All the Details
- 27th to 28th of April 2019, Bohemia International Double Bit Axe Throwing Competition, Borek u Tachova, Czech Republic
Details and invitation (in English)
- 27th to 28th of April 2019, Open D'Alsace, Dieffenbach-au-Val, France
Thrower meeting in Alsace, in 34 Chemin de Saint-Maurice, 67220 Dieffenbach-au-Val, organised by the club La Pointe Y Est.
- 27th of April 2019, Spring Competition, Strážek (near Brno), Czech Republic
Organised by W-Club
Details via calendar
- 11th to 12th of May 2019, FILS Italian Knife and Axe Throwing Championship, Pero (near Milano), Italy
The Championship organised by the club I Lupi is open to international participation. Location: Via dei Boschi, 20016 Pero
- 4th of May 2019, Double Bit, Braveheart Axe Throwing - Scottish Open, Perth, Scotland
Double bit and tomahawk throwing, event organised by Braveheart Axe Throwing.
- 11th of May 2019, Slovakian Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
The third national championship of Slovakia will take place in Fort Geronimo (see map).
Contact: Zdenka Odzganová 00421 905 461 053
- 6th to 7th of July 2019, Ryazan Kosopuz, Ryazan, Russia
Perhaps the biggest meeting of Russia in 2019, only 200km from Moscow. Organised according to European Standard Rules. See the report on the 2018 meeting.
Organiser: Dmitry Mikheev, email@example.com, + 7 920 951 15 55, facebook profile
Location: Peresvet knife and axe throwing location in Ryazan - Homepage - VK page
Rule summary in English
Details at VK page of event VK is the central Russian social network.
- 9th to 11th of August 2019, Double Bit, World Championship in Double Axe Throwing, Hälleförs, Sweden
Details and facebook page
- 24th of August 2019, Botas Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing and Archery, Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou, Czech Republic
The championship is taking place only 40 minutes from Brno(map), and is organised by Jan Čermák of the well-established W-Club (+420604850693).
- 7th of September 2019, Swiss Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Hölstein, Switzerland
Organiser: CWC Longhorn for Schweizer Werfervereinigung.
Don't forget to ask about the legal situation of bringing your own knives and axes.
- 14th of September 2019, Czech Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Strážek (near Brno), Czech Republic
Organised by W-Club
Details via calendar
- 28th to 29th of September 2019, Open International de Lyon, Lyon, France
Knife and axe throwing competition, open for international participation. Organised by the Ligue des Lanceurs de Couteaux et de Haches (LLHC) together with the knife throwing division of the Lyon sports club, ASPTT Lyon.
- A calendar with international Double Bit Axe Throwing events is available at the Doppelaxtwerfer Zeiningen.
- Country-specific calendars of knife throwing and axe throwing events:
Italy: Associazione Lanciatori Sportivi Italia, Scuola Italiana Lancio Coltelli ed Asce (several local chapters)
Switzerland: Schweizer Werfer Vereinigung
France: Calendrier Rencontres de Lancer, and Couteau Country Club
Czech Republic: Clubs Naja and W-Club
Russia: Comprehensive list by Ivan Dolgikh at Metatel.su
(2019 in English)
; also at Iron Century club
England: The KATTA UK offers regular Knife Club throwing days.
- Please contact us if you want to organise an event yourself.
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To promote the exchange between axe- and knife throwers, in 2001 the European Throwing Club Flying Blades (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.
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:
Standard European Knife and Axe throwing rules
There are 5-10 meetings each year in Europe. For only a handful of them we have reports/pictures collected here.
- 18th Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing in Rýmařov/Czech Republic (August 2018)
- 17th Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing in Alsómocsolád/Hungary (September 2017)
- 16th Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing in Maniago/Italy (July 2016)
- 1st Rigac Cup in Alsómocsolád, Hungary (September 2015) - Reports and photos by the organiser and by Russian and Czech participants
- 15th Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing in Huthwaite, England (August 2015)
- 14th Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing in Callac, France (August 2014)
- 13th Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship in Nivnice, Czech Republic (September 2013)
- 1st Swiss Knife Throwing Meeting, Hölstein, Switzerland (September 2013)
- 12th Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship in Forni Avoltri, Italy (September 2012)
- Sixth Martial Arts East-West Open, Saint Petersburg, Russia (April 2012)
- 11th Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship in Herrischried, Germany (September 2011)
- Fifth Martial Arts East-West Open, Saint Petersburg, Russia (April 2011)
- 10th Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship in Rome, Italy (September 2010)
- Silver Knife Competition, Moscow, Russia (June 2010)
- Thrower Meetings in Russia, Summary 2009
- Ninth Big European Throwers Meeting, in Villeflambeau, France (September 2009)
- First May Throwers Meeting, Kacice, Czech Republic (May 2009)
- Eighth Big European Throwers Meeting, in Chomutov, Czech Republic (September 2008)
- First Ranch throwers meeting in St. Roman, Austria (July 2008)
- First French Knife Throwing Championship near Marseilles, France (June 2008)
- Eighth Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2008)
- Thrower meeting with 100 participants, Moscow, May 2008
- Seventh Big European Thrower Meeting, Erlangen, Germany (September 2007)
- Third Thrower Meeting in Pullman City, Germany (August 2007)
- Thrower meeting (many events) in Kladno, Czech Republic (May 2007)
- First Big Throwers Meeting in Grenoble, France (September 2006)
- Sixth Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2006)
- Second Big Thrower Meeting in Pullman City, Germany (October 2005)
- Fifth Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2005)
- First Thrower Meeting near Marseilles, France (April 2005)
- First Big Thrower Meeting near Bayonne, France (October 2004)
- First Thrower Meeting in Pullman City, Germany (June 2004)
- Fourth Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2004)
- Third Big Throwers Meeting in Müncheberg/Berlin, Germany (August 2003)
- Third Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2003)
- Second Big Throwers Meeting in Müncheberg/Berlin, Germany (August/September 2002)
- Second Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2002)
- First Big Throwers Meeting in Müncheberg/Berlin, Germany (September 2001)
- First Midsummer Throwers Meeting in Pottenstein, Germany (June 2001)
- Knife and Axe Throwing kick off meeting in Kinsau, Germany (June 2001)
- For the early years starting in 2001, find more reports and pictures on our German site