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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.



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".


2022

Please remember that before registering for an event, you need to check which hygienic rules or restrictions apply on site.

  • Due to covid concerns by town officials about international participants, there will be no World Championship in 2022. But fret not, there are two teams in France and Germany just waiting for covid to calm down to organise a real EuroThrowers World Championship - hopefully already next year.

  • 2nd to 3rd of April 2022, Return of the Muck, Costessey (near Norwich), UK
    Organised by the Norfolk Flingers;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 23rd of April 2022, Spring Competition, Kamenice, Czech Republic
    Organised by W-Club; Kamenice is halfway between Brno and Prague;
    Details in the (external link / new window)Czech calendar

  • 21st of May 2022, 6th Slovakian Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
    The Slovakian national Championship is again going to take place in (external link / new window)Fort Geronimo.
    (external link / new window)(externer Link / neues Fenster)Details

  • 27th to 29th of May 2022, Championnat de France, Dieffenbach au Val, Alsace, France
    Organised by the club La Pointe y est;
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 28th to 29th of May 2022, 10 Years of Throwing in the Emiglia Romana, Montale Rangone, Italy
    Organised by the club (external link / new window)Gli Orsi (Elena Gigante)
    Details

  • 4th to 5th of June 2022, French Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Henvic, Brittany, France
    The French National Championship (FFLC) will be organised by the club (external link / new window)Les Korrigans du Wic (details).

  • 4th of June 2022, Grand Prix 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, and of course knife throwing and axe throwing ((external link / new window)rules).
    Please enquire for more information.

  • 8th to 10th of July 2022, UK Championship, Huthwaite, England
    The KATTA UK National Championship will be held again on Dan Mosley's beautiful grounds.
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 9th to 10th of July 2022, Championnat des Portes de Bretagne, Vitré, France
    Organised by the club (external link / new window)Les Lames de l'Hermine
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 15th to 17th of July 2022, German Championship in Double Bit Axe Throwing, Heilbronn, Germany
    Organised by the (external link / new window)Neckarwölfe;
    (external link / new window)Details and (external link / new window)Tickets;

  • 29th to 31st of July 2022, UKAT Cup 2022, Carpi, Italy
    The Italian Championship, organised by Mauro Magnanini, is again held under UKAT rules.
    (UKAT differs from the standard rules for example in the axe distances, and in that true no-spin is not allowed in rotational events.)
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 29th to 31st of July 2022, IKTHOF Championship, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
    Organised by (external link / new window)Ward Wright

  • 17th of September 2022, Czech Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Kamenice (near Brno), Czech Republic
    Organised by W-Club
    (external link / new window)Details see Czech calendar

  • 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: The (external link / new window)KATTA UK calendar includes important USA events.
    Russia: Comprehensive list by Ivan Dolgikh at (external link / new window)Metatel.su ; also at (external link / new window)Iron Century club


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Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship and European Championship

promoted by Knifethrowing.info and (external link / new window)Axtwerfen.de and (external link / new window)Eurothrowers.org

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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