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Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship and European Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwingpromoted by Knifethrowing.info and Axtwerfen.de and Eurothrowers.org
To promote the exchange between axe- and knife throwers, already in 2001 the European Throwing Club Flying Blades (EuroThrowers) has started the "Big Throwers Meeting / European Championship". This event has since been established as the both the central annual competition and relaxed and friendly meet up for throwers from all over the world, and is assigned to a different country each year.
Every couple of years, the event is designated as World Championship, and organised on a very big scale. For example in the World Championship in Callac, France, 2014, there were throwers from 12 nations competing, with teams from countries as diverse as Italy, Russia, Switzerland or the Czech Republic.
To understand why the Big Throwers Meeting / World and European Championship is really the most important event for knife throwers and axe throwers each year, just read the reports about the last years' events.
Have a look at our calendar of important knife thrower meetings worldwide.
European Championship in Knife- and Axe Throwing / 17th Big Throwers Meeting, September 1-3 2017, Alsómocsolád, Hungary
The EuroThrowers Championship 2017 will be held in Hungary, organised by seasoned competition knife thrower János Kohl, and the local Alsómocsolád sports club - in conjunction with the village sports festival.
As usual, the most important goal is to get together knife and axe throwers from all over the World for some days of throwing in a relaxed atmosphere. Meeting old friends and finding new ones, learning some new throwing tricks. Having fun with wacky targets and throwing games. And, of course, we'll have a competition: The European Championship!
Alsómocsolád is a small, rural town in South-West Hungary - only 80 car minutes from famous holiday destination lake Balaton, and only 2½ train hours by car from young and beautiful Budapest, or 4 car hours from Vienna. An extended holiday thus sounds like a good idea!
János Kohl does speak Hungarian, English, and German, so organising your stay won't be hard. Registration and members meeting is scheduled for Friday, the competitions run on Saturday and Sunday.
To get a feeling for the venue, watch a report on last year's throwing competition there.
Schedule / Registration / Travel
All details concerning schedule, your travel and accomodation, and registration for the competition are available at the organiser János Kohl:
For each event, the thrower has to show up with three throwing tools (knives/axes). Exceptions only for throwing tools damaged during the meeting.
If ties need to be resolved, the following additional ranking factor will be used: The number of times a participant scored a 5-point stick (further using 4-3-2 sticks if necessary).We will have the following standard events:
The order of the events (including the experimental ones) can be consulted in the agenda.
For the precision events, there will be four combined virtual rankings: For women, men, knives and axes separately. Knives combine the 3m, 5m and 7m events, axes combine the 4m, 5m and 7m events.
The points achieved in each event will first be normalised, and then summed up. Normalisation here means that in each event, the best thrower will receive 100 normalised points. This ensures that a point in a more demanding event (like 7m knives) also carries more weight in the combined ranking.
The combined precision rankings are the basis for the title European Champion Precision, and the ranking of countries. There are no other rankings that combine several events.
Ranking of Countries
The three countries with the best throwers will be recognised.
The country ranking will be based on the normalised cumulative precision scores of the 5 best throwers of each country (male and female combined). The score is thus based on the results of the six knife and axe precision events. Countries with less than five participants who have thrown the full six precision events will not be included in the ranking.
As usual, the Duel-Cup will also be held. Pairwise throwing, the participant who hits the target faster after the signal goes on to the next round. An electronic system will determine which thrower sticks it first!
The standard Duel-Cup rules will be employed.
Time-preselection will not be employed, but for each duel and participant (at least the very first duel), the best time will be noted and published on the central pyramid score sheet. That way, we'll be prepared for time-based duel schemes in the next years.The following rules will ensure a smooth proceeding of this year's Duel-Cup:
Throwing your axe into target-circles that are grouped around two big circles (the silhouette). Hits inside the silhouette will cost you a penalty of minus 10 points. Minimum distance 4m.
"Hab" Moving Target