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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.

  • 19th-21st of February 2016, 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 his traditional 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; Also as walkback event. 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

  • 30th of April to 1st of May 2016, Knife Throwing Tournament at the Tenth Martial Arts Olympics East-West Open, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    At the "Martial Arts Olympics East-West Open", knife throwing is one of the about 40 disciplines. Several thousand participants are expected overall. The knife throwing competition is held 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). The competition includes fun competitions like Battleship and Connect three. International participation is encouraged.
    Invitation and detailed rules (in English)

  • 21st - 24th of July 2016, World Championship / 16th Big Throwers Meeting, Maniago, Italy
    The biggest European knife and axe throwing event each year.

  • 14th of August 2016, KATTA Tournament, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
    Annual tournament of the UK throwing club.
    (external link / new window)Details to be published

  • 27th-28th of August 2016, Swiss Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, St. Moritz, Switzerland
    The Schweizer Werfervereinigung once again organises the Swiss Championship. Foreigners are very welcome and do rank in the event ranking, but not the national Championship ranking.
    (external link / new window)Please enquire for details

  • 3rd of September 2016, Rigac Cup, Alsómocsolád, Hungary
    The second 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

  • 3rd/4th of September 2016, "Silver Knife" Knife Throwing Competition, Moscow, Russia
    For this established competition, more than 100 knife throwers from Russia and beyond are expected. Throwing distances for men are 5m, 7m and 9m, for women 3m, 5m and 7m. (external link / new window)Special rectangular targets, the (external link / new window)rules (in Russian only) are close to EuroThrowers standard rules. Since it is not allowed to bring knives to Russia, the simplest solution is to buy or borrow some once getting there.
    For more information, registration and accommodation please contact (in English or Russian) Igor Lukash at Please plan ahead, as getting a tourist visa for Russia will involve some waiting.

  • 19th/20th of November 2016, "Rooster Trophy" Knife Throwing Competition, Campogalliano, Italy
    The newly founded throwing club Compagnia del Coltello, headed by Mauro Magnanini, holds an autum invent in norhtern Italy (near Bologna), following EuroThrowers rules. More than 30 registrations already! International participation is encouraged.
    More details and contact information

  • There are several more knife thrower meetings in the Czech Republic this year. For many of them, the rules and details are available in English! Some events are 23rd of April 2016, the Spring Price of the W-Club, in the Western Town "Stonetown" (halfway between Praha and Brno), 3rd - 5th of June 2016 the 22nd Western Championship in Beaver City, Strážek (traditional western disciplines like lasso roping and knife throwing and axe throwing; (external link / new window)rules), 18th of June 2016 the Silesian Knife Throwing Tournament in Kravaře, and 10th of September 2016, the Czech Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing in Suchdol (near Ostrava).

  • 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
    France: Rencontres
    Czech Republic: Clubs (external link / new window)Naja and (external link / new window)W-Club
    Russia: Comprehensive list by Ivan Dolgikh at (external link / new window) ((external link / new window)2016 in English); also at (external link / new window)Iron Century club
    England: The (external link / new window)KATTA UK offers regular Knife Club throwing days.

  • 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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