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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 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 (external link / new window)standard European Knife and Axe Throwing Rules are used.

Do have a look at the photo impressions 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 association (external link / new window)European Throwing Club "Flying Blades" (Eurothrowers) is a central sports throwing source. Among other things, they published a (external link / new window)best-practice handbook on how to organise throwing competitions. To find more sports community websites, turn to our knife throwing web directory.

A well-researched of the worldwide development of our throwing sport has been written by Goryachkin (available in Russian only).

Meeting Calendar

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".

  • Due to the consequences of covid and the Russias war, there will be no World Championship in 2024. Read about the World Championship 2025 / 2026.

  • 20th of April 2024, Sarthe Championship, France
    Organised by Le Mans Habilis;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 27th of April 2024, Spring Competition, Kamenice, Czech Republic
    Organised by W-Club; Kamenice is halfway between Brno and Prague;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 4th to 5th of May 2024, Gran Premio Roma, Italy
    Knives, Axes and Double Bit; Organised by Germano Coli;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 9th to 11th of May 2024, French Championship, Villeneuve-le-Roi, Paris, France
    Organised by Les Faisans du Parc;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 18th to 19th of May 2024, C'hoari Olympik, Graces, France
    An olympic take on throwing in Brittany; Organised by the principalité de couteauland, with Jean Yves Gautier;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 18th to 19th of May 2024, Alnasca Challenge, Brione (Verzasca), Ticino, Switzerland
    Competitions in double bit, axe throwing, knife throwing, and no spin knife throwing. Organised by Alnasca Throwing Knife and Axe.
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 31st of May to 2nd of June 2024, Asgard Cup, Laubach Münster, Germany
    Double bit throwing, organised by the Asgard Throwers;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 1st to 2nd of June 2024, Wineyard Competition, Mouzillon, France
    Near Nantes; Organised by Les Fines Lames Mouzillonaises;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 7th to 9th of June 2024, Blade Throwers Czech Open, Hradec Kralove, Giant Mountains, Czech Republic
    Rules well explained in English and with illustrations; Organised by the club Blade Throwers;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 25th of May 2024, 8th Slovakian Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
    The national championship of Slovakia will take place in (external link / new window)Fort Geronimo.
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 31st of May 2024, KATTA UK Nationals, Louth, UK
    Taking place in Back2Bear center;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 15th of June 2024, Grand Prix of the W Club, Kamenice, 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 archery and whip cracking, and of course knife throwing and axe throwing.
    Location is in the Western Town "Stonetown" (halfway between Praha and Brno).
    (external link / new window)Details.

  • 15th to 16th of June 2024, Trofeo della Mura, Verona, Italy
    Organised by the club (external link / new window)Cortei & Manareti;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 22nd to 23rd of June 2024, Championship of Brittany's Harbours, Vitré, France
    Organised by Les Lames de l'Hermine;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 28th to 30th of June 2024, Soulthrower Open, Arboga, Sweden
    Organised by Marcus Pehart;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 12to to 14th of July 2024, UKAT Championship, Louth, UK
    Taking place in the (external link / new window)Back2Bear centre, that's on the east coast, with Sheffield inland.
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 2nd to 4th of August 2024, IKTHOF Championship, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
    Organised by (external link / new window)Ward Wright

  • 2nd to 4th of August 2024, Indiana Camp Championship, Rymarov, Czech Republic
    Throw knives and axes and enjoy the Western Show. With 8th Czech Championship in NoSpin knife throwing.
    More information at (external link / new window)

  • 9th to 11th of August 2024, Fourth Open Throwing Championship of Poland, Gąski, Masurian lake district, Poland
    Organised by the (external link / new window)BNIT club;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 23rd to 25th of August 2024, World Double Bit Axethrowing Championships, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK
    Held at the (external link / new window)Axemore grounds, sanctioned by the (external link / new window)GAC.
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 14th of September 2024, Czech Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Hill Valley, Pardubitz, Czech Republic
    For details enquire at western village (external link / new window)Hill Valley - you can send the Sheriff an email;

  • With virtual events, you can take part from your home - filming your throws, and uploading the video for verification. Rick Lembergs (external link / new window)Aim Games focus on the fun aspect of the sport, with regular challenges that help you grow your throwing skills.

  • Country-specific calendars of knife throwing and axe throwing events:
    Italy: (external link / new window)Scuola Italiana Lancio Coltelli ed Asce (several local chapters), Associazione Lanciatori Sportivi Italia
    Switzerland: (external link / new window)Schweizer Werfer Vereinigung
    France: Calendrier Rencontres de Lancer, and (external link / new window)Couteau Country Club
    Czech Republic: Clubs (external link / new window)Naja and (external link / new window)W-Club
    England and USA: The (external link / new window)KATTA UK calendar includes important USA events.
    Russia: Comprehensive list by Ivan Dolgikh at (external link / new window) ; also at (external link / new window)Iron Century club

  • Keep an eye open if the invitation mentions UKAT. The UKAT rules differs from the (external link / new window)standard rules you expect, for example in the axe distances, possibly the target shape, and in that true no-spin is not allowed in rotational events.

  • Please contact us if you want to organise an event yourself.
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Logo of the European Throwing Club Eurothrowers. Click for information on the Big European Throwers Meeting.

Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship and European Championship

promoted by and (external link / new window) and (external link / new window)

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.

Details on the Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship and European Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing.

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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