In recent years, axe throwing has become an increasingly popular pastime that has brought together families, friends, work colleagues, and social groups for a few hours of fun that is different to what most people might think of doing.
As well as being good physical exercise and lots of fun, axe throwing also throws up ( no pun intended) an opportunity to get competitive with those who are with you. Now, you might play ‘highest score wins’, but you can devise several alternative tournament options if you use your imagination. However, we will save you that effort, as we have outlined no fewer than seven axe-throwing competition formats below.
Tournament Format #1 – Knockout Competition (Open Draw)
This first format can also be described as single elimination, where each match between two players will mean the individual who wins proceeds to the next round, whilst the loser is eliminated. Eventually, two players will meet in the final, where there will be a winner.
Each match can be a one-off set of throws, but it is better to do it over several games, such as a best of seven or eleven games, depending on the time available. The open draw means everyone’s name is placed in a hat, and each match is drawn without seeding based on skill levels, which can mean the two best players play each other in the first round.