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We recommend a leisurely and fun game of axe throwing. We follow the guidance of the World Axe Throwing League.

Here is handy information to use when you want to make axe throwing competitive

Match: A game, a.k.a match, consists of each player throwing 10 times. Note: A typical league night allows every participant 4 matches.

Point Leader Starts: Each player should throw 10 times for one match. After everyone throws one match, the scores should be tallied and the point leader should kick-off set 2. Repeat with the point leader after matches 2 – 4.


Bull’s Eye
The bull’s eye is worth 6 points.

Additional Rings
All rings around the bull’s eye have labeled point values (1-5 points).

Blue Dots
Blue dots are 8 points aka kill shot.  The kill shots are available to call 2 times in the 10-frame game and must be called by a competitor prior to throwing.

If the axe drops off the target it is worth zero points.


Axe: technically a hatchet used in all standard competition and at Hurling Hatchet.  It’s literally in the name.

Lane: one target setup.

Bay: consists of two lanes and two targets.

Fencing: 9 gauge heavy chain link fencing to separate the lanes from one another as well as the outside social area.

Backboard: Backing to support and mount target boards.

Match: a player throwing 10 times in a row.

Drop: an axe that does not remain sticking in the target, and falls out before being retrieved, resulting in 0 points.