Axe Throwing League

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Ready to take your axe-throwing game to the next level?

Axe Throwing League Competition League Purcellville, VA


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
$185.00 PER PERSON
WE TRACK YOUR STATS
ONCE A WEEK FOR 8 WEEKS
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18+


Upcoming Leagues

Winter Duos, Singles, Ladies

Spring Duos, Singles Lades

More info to follow!

Axe Throwing League Details

Test your skills, win prizes, and have fun at Purcellville's only Axe Throwing League! Go head to head with some of the best throwers in the region. Bring your own team, or register alone and make some new friends!  Exclusive discounts on regular throwing hours, food, and drinks are available to league members only. 
 

  • BYOA (Bring your own axe!) or use one of our freshly sharpened axes.

  • Bring your own team, or register alone and make some new friends!

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LEAGUE GAMEPLAY:

Each player is permitted to play only once per week.

Each league week allows every participant 4 matches.

Each match is played against different opponents, selected at random and consists of the following:

  1. 10 throws per match.

  2. In each match, players will switch sides between games.

    • This ensures fair play when there’s varying density in wood.

  3. The winner of the match will be the person with the most points after 10 throws.

  4. In the event of a tie after 10 throws, there will be sudden death: In the event of a tie after 10 throws in a single match, the match enters into sudden death:

  • ONLY Killshots are allowed during all sudden death throws.

  • Players will remain in their respective targets for sudden death throws (no switching of targets required).

  • Players may not score on the same Killshot twice in a row. Players must alternate Killshots.

  • Both players must throw within 10 seconds of each other but not before Judge confirms that the lane is open.

In the event that both players miss the Killshot during Sudden Death, a measuring tape or accurate measuring device will be used to measure the distance from the closest valid scoring area of the axe head to the closest edge of the Killshot. The player with the shortest distance will be awarded the match.

  •  If Player 1 has an axe that has dropped and Player 2 misses the Killshot, but is on the board, Player 2 will be awarded the match.

  •  If a player touches their axe before a measurement is made, the match is awarded to the opposing player.

  •  Points are not counted or tallied during sudden death.

  1. The match points and win/loss then be recorded and uploaded to the leaderboards.

  2. After 7 weeks, the 8th and final week of each season will be the playoffs and final match to determine the season champion. See Playoffs section for details.

  3. No wearing earphones while throwing

  4. Pauses in play

    • A presiding official may call a pause in play for any reason deemed necessary (rules review, confirmation, second opinion, etc.)

    • Should a Pause in Play occur, all match play must cease immediately and will resume at the discretion of the presiding official, where the pause began.

      • For Example: If one player has thrown but the opposite player has not and there is a Pause in Play called, the match will resume with the opposite player throwing as normal.

AXE THROWING LEAGUE POINTS:

  • Scoring Area of Axe

    1. The axe head, blade and cheek up to the front of the eye but not past it.

    2. If there is no visible eye of the axe in the top of the axe head then it counts as where the handle would meet if going straight through. To be determined by the official presiding over the match.

  • 6 points for the bullseye.

  • 4 points for the 2nd ring.

  • 3 points for the 3rd ring.

  • 2 points for the 4th ring.

  • 1 point for the 5th ring.

  • 8 points for the Killshot.

  • If the axe falls before the presiding official scores the axe, the axe is counted as a drop

KILLSHOT THROW:

  • The Killshot is active for the 5th and 10th throws of the match only. Otherwise, it will be treated as if the Killshot is not there.

    • Before throwing for the Killshot, the player must make clear to the Judge and opponent they intend on throwing for the Killshot.

      • This is referred to as “calling the Killshot” and activates it for the full 8 points.

      • The player cannot change their call (Killshot or non-Killshot) once a Judge confirms, for that specific throw.

    • The Thrower with the higher points must decide to call first. In the case of the tie, either thrower may volunteer to call first.

      • If neither thrower volunteers to do so the Judge will flip a coin to decide and assign one player as heads, and the other as tails.

  • The Judge will confirm a Killshot call (or a non-Killshot call) with the throwers prior to a throw being made.

    • If a throw is made prior to a Judge confirming the call, the throw will be counted as fault.

  • If the Killshot is called but the player's axe does not hit the Killshot, then no points are awarded.

SUDDEN DEATH:

  1. In the event of a tie after 10 throws in a single match, the match enters into sudden death.

  2. ONLY Killshots are allowed during all sudden death throws.

  3. Players will remain in their respective targets for sudden death throws (no switching of targets required).

  4. Players may not score on the same Killshot twice in a row. Players must alternate Killshots.

  5. Both players must throw within 10 seconds of each other but not before Judge confirms that the lane is open.

  6. In the event that both players miss the Killshot during Sudden Death, a measuring tape or accurate measuring device will be used to measure the distance from the closest valid scoring area of the axe head to the closest edge of the Killshot. The player with the shortest distance will be awarded the match.

    1. If Player 1 has an axe that has dropped and Player 2 misses the Killshot, but is on the board, Player 2 will be awarded the match.

    2. If a player touches their axe before a measurement is made, the match is awarded to the opposing player.

  7. Points are not counted or tallied during sudden death.

TALLYING SCORES:

  1. When the axe is resting in its final place it will be scored.

  2. The points from the axe will be determined by where the scoring area of the axe head meets the surface of the wood that the axe head is embedded into.

  3. All scores must be verified by a presiding official or Judge. If a presiding official is also competing in the league then their scores must be verified by another third party.

    1. No thrower regardless of position in venue may submit scores for themselves without verification from a third party.

  4. If a thrower touches any part of the axe before the presiding official announces the score, the thrower's points are marked as 0.

  5. If the score is too close to make an accurate call by eye, the presiding official will benefit the thrower and give the higher points.

  6. If a thrower attempts to touch any part of their opponent's axe at any time during a match without permission they will be suspended from the match.

LEAGUE TECHNICALITIES:

  1. A Break (breaking) is defined as when the surface of the axe is embedded in the wood and has the marked surface of the target area visible on both sides of the axe head.

  2. If the axe breaks multiple sections of the target simultaneously, then the player is awarded the points for the higher valued section.

  3. Axes must be inside the line in order to count for that value.

  4. Touching the line will not give you the point value; the axe must be inside the higher scoring area to receive those points

    • For example: touching the line in the bullseye counts as a 4, but breaking it (red on both sides) counts as a 6. This concept is now equally applied across the target's rings.

  5. To gain the points for the Killshot the axe must be breaking the blue.

AXE THROWING TECHNIQUES:

Players are allowed to throw axes in one of two ways:

  1. Hand holding the axe with the blade facing the target before release.

  2. Hands holding the axe with the blade facing the target before release.

  3. No other style of throws are permitted.

  4. No throw will be thrown without a verbal or gesture signal of an Open Lane from the presiding Coach and confirmed by all throwers.

    • If no signal is given or confirmation received, and a throw is made by a thrower, then that throw will count as a throw fault.

AXE THROWING DISTANCE:

  1. One foot must be on the floor while the axe is thrown.

  2. Players' feet may not cross the 12ft line until both players have thrown their axes

    • Axes must be scored before crossing the line

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Rules of the Game

In a match, players get 10 throws each, with opponents switching sides after five throws. Elysium Axe Coaches will teach each player how to throw with proper technique, subscribing to Elysium policies.

  • 6 points for the bullseye.

  • 4 points for the 2nd ring.

  • 3 points for the 3rd ring.

  • 2 points for the 4th ring.

  • 1 point for the 5th ring.

  • 8 points for the Killshot.

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VISIT US TODAY

VISIT US

251 N. 21st Street, Floor 2, Unit B. Purcellville, VA 20132

CALL US

540.619.2225

THROWING HOURS

 

Monday & Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday: 6pm - 10pm
​​Thursday: 6pm - 10pm

Friday: 6pm - 11pm

Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
​Sunday: 1pm - 7pm

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