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 (1-4 points).
- Blue Dots: Blue dots are 10 points a.k.a. Kill shots. The kill shots are only available on the 10th throw. Otherwise the blue dots are worth 1 point (the value of the ring they are in).
- Drop: If the axe drops off the target it is worth zero points.
Axe throwing terms
Here are handy axe throwing terms from the World Axe Throwing League:
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: plywood 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.