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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 pictures 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 (external link / new window)European Throwing Club "Flying Blades" (Eurothrowers) is of course another very important source. Among other things, they published a (external link / new window)best-practice handbook on how to organise throwing competitions.

  • March to June 2018, Open Italian Knife and Axe Throwing Tournament, three locations, Italy
    Five Italian throwing clubs (Giusto Verso, (external link / new window)Compagnia del Coltello, Roosters, Salento Throwers, I Lupi) have grouped together to hold an open Italian tournament, taking place at different locations throughout the year (event schedule). International guests are very much invited, and of course there is a common ranking for all participants. (Only in the concluding national championship, there will also be produced a ranking for Italians only based on the common ranking.)
    • 24th to 25th of March 2018, Trofeo Roosters Compagnia del Coltello (indoors), Campogalliano
    • 14th to 15th of April 2018, Trofeo Anxur Salento Throwers, Terracina
    • 12th to 13th of May 2018, Trofeo di Milano I Lupi, Pero (near Milano)
    • 23th to 24th of June 2018, Italian Championship, Campogalliano
    More detailed information: See the facebook pages of the (external link / new window)Compagnia del Coltello and the (external link / new window)Federazione Italiana Lancio Sportivo, or contact Mauro Magnanini.

  • March to July 2018, French League of Knife Throwers and Axe Throwers, France
    The ligue holds inter-club events in Brittany, Normandy and Alsace. The competitions are open to any thrower who shows up. (external link / new window)Event calendar

  • April to June 2018, Competitions of the Schweizer Werfervereinigung, Switzerland
    More meetings of the Swiss throwing association will be (external link / new window)published here.
    • 7th of April 2018, Spring Competition, Hölstein
    • 2nd of June 2018, Engadin Masters, Celerina
    • 8th of September 2018, Swiss Championship, Hölstein

  • 28th of April 2018, KATTA UK Double Bit Axe Tournament, Huthwaite, Great Britain
    An event especially for double bladed axes! Organised by (external link / new window)KATTA UK, it will be held in Huthwaite where also the 2015 EuroThrowers World Championship took place.
    (external link / new window)Tournament details
    Contact John Taylor for more information.

  • 11th to 13th of May 2018, Rigac Cup, Alsómocsolád, Hungary
    The third Hungarian Knife Throwers Meeting and national Championship is organised by EuroThrowers-member János Kohl. International guests are very much invited, and will be ranked together with the Hungarian participants. The competitions are held according to European standard rules.
    Janos speaks English, and is happy to help you with any questions.
    (external link / new window)Full Details in English (including on travel and cheap accommodation)

  • 19th of May 2018, Slovakian Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
    The second national championship of Slovakia will take place in (external link / new window)Fort Geronimo (see (external link / new window)map).
    (external link / new window)More details

  • 22th to 24th of June 2018, KATTA UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, Great Britain
    The central knife throwing gathering for Great Britain, organised by (external link / new window)KATTA UK, will be held in Huthwaite at (external link / new window)Dan Mosleys beautiful place, where also the 2015 EuroThrowers World Championship took place.
    (external link / new window)European Standard Rules will be employed; The scores of non-UK residents do not qualify to be entered in the UK records, but will receive special prizes. Contact John Taylor for more information.
    (external link / new window)Tournament Details

  • 7th to 8th of July 2018, Open Russian Competition in Knife and Axe Throwing, Ryazan, Russia
    Participants from the rest of Europe are especially invited to join this event. It will take place in the Lokomotiv Statium, and (external link / new window)European Standard Rules will be applied.
    Contact Mikhail Sedyshev for further information.

  • 14th to 15th of July 2018, Irish Axe Throwing Open, Wicklow, Ireland
    The double bladed axe throwing competition, run by Axe Throwing Ireland, takes place in Wicklow, one hour south of Dublin.
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 1st to 4th of August 2018, World Championship / 18th Big Throwers Meeting, Rymarov, Czech Republic
    The biggest European knife and axe throwing event each year. Do not miss!

  • 3rd to 5th of August 2018, Swedish Championship in Double Axe Throwing, Hälleförs, Sweden
    (external link / new window)Details

  • 7th to 9th September 2018, "Silver Knife" Knife Throwing Competition, Moscow, Russia
    For this established competition, more than 100 knife throwers from Russia and beyond are expected. Throwing distances for men are 5m, 7m and 9m, for women 3m, 5m and 7m. (external link / new window)Special rectangular targets, the (external link / new window)rules (in Russian only) are close to EuroThrowers standard rules. Since it is not allowed to bring knives to Russia, the simplest solution is to buy or borrow some once getting there.
    For more information, registration and accommodation please contact (in English or Russian) Igor Lukash at Please plan ahead, as getting a tourist visa for Russia will involve some waiting.

  • There are several more knife thrower meetings in the Czech Republic this year. For many of them, the rules and details are available in English! Some events are 21st of April 2018, the Spring Price of the W-Club, in the Western Town "Stonetown" (halfway between Praha and Brno), and 15th of September 2018, the Czech Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing in Suchdol (near Ostrava).

  • Country-specific lists:
    Italy: (external link / new window)Associazione Lanciatori Sportivi Italia, (external link / new window)Scuola Italiana Lancio Coltelli ed Asce (several local chapters)
    Switzerland: (external link / new window)Schweizer Werfer Vereinigung
    France: Rencontres
    Czech Republic: Clubs (external link / new window)Naja and (external link / new window)W-Club
    Russia: Comprehensive list by Ivan Dolgikh at (external link / new window) ((external link / new window)2018 in English); also at (external link / new window)Iron Century club
    England: The (external link / new window)KATTA UK offers regular Knife Club throwing days.

  • Please contact us if you want to organise an event yourself.
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Big Throwers Meeting / World Championship and European Championship

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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.

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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