Axe throwing

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Axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bullseye as near as possible. Axe throwing is an event in most lumberjack competitions.


The target is thirty-six inches wide, consisting of five rings that are each four inches wide. The outside ring is worth one point, the next one in is worth two, then three, then four and finally the bullseye is worth five points. The axe is scored for the value of the outer most ring that it is touching. Each player gets five throws in a game for a maximum score of 25. This perfect score is common in practice, but rare in competitions. Players throw from a line usually placed 6 meters (20 feet) back, but at least one association conducts competitions from 15 and 30 foot distances.[1] [2] [3]


  1. ^ "The rules of Axe Throwing". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lumberjack Events and Rules". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lumberjack World Championships". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

See also[edit]

Axe throwing at the Ming Culture Village, a theme park near the Yangshan Quarry, China

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