World Axe Throwing League
|Current season, competition or edition:|
2019 WATL season
|Inaugural season||Spring 2017|
Scoring is a match system where ten axes are thrown per match. The player with the highest points of their ten thrown axes wins the match. In case of a tie a "Sudden Death" throw is made for the highest score, sudden death throws are done until one thrower scores higher than the other. Scoring is determined by where you strike your axe into the target. The WATL targets have a red bullseye ring, followed by four empty rings, and then a blue ring. The scoring is 6, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point respectively. Additionally, there are blue dots in the 1 point ring, known as "Kill-shot," and can only be used for the 5th throw and the final throw in the match for 8 points. Point designation is based on the highest point value the axe touches when it lands and sticks.
In 2018, WATL started working on a tournament format to help include any throwers who couldn't regularly participate in the WATL axe throwing seasons. This started off by worked with Columbus Axe Throwing, to bring Urban Axe Throwing to Columbus, Ohio, for the Arnold Sports Festival (also known as the Arnold Classic or just "the Arnold" and named after Arnold Schwarzenegger)  Currently there are plans to move forward with more tournaments in more locations But currently have only announced three annual tournaments. The Arnold, the U.S. Open, and the Canadian Open.
WATL Arnold Tournament
|2018||Jon Miller||Columbus, Ohio||Julio Romero|
|2019||John Bradley||Columbus, Ohio||Ryan Gustin|
|2019||Francisco Nobre||São Paulo, Brazil||Cara Fritz|
US Open Results
|2018||John Bradley||Chicago, Illinois||Eric Enriquez|
Canadian Open Results
|Year||Champion||Location||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|2019||David Cycon||Halifax, Nova Scotia||Michael Kump||Steve Malvey|
Axe Throwing World Championship
The Axe Throwing World Championship takes place once a year in December. The format has slight changes from year to year, to be announced before the beginning of the yearly competition. 2018 marks the first time in the sport of axe throwing's history that a Championship has been presented on ESPN. 
Axe Throwing World Champions
|Year||World Champion||Location Represented||Country||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|2017||Chris Morning||Far Shot Recreation||Canada||Jon Miller||Michael Moore|
|2018||Benjamin Edgington||Bad Axe Throwing Denver||United States||David Cycon||Paul Gammon|
Current WATL Members
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- "World Axe Throwing League, founded by Burlington's Bad Axe Throwing, searching for champion". Burlington Post. Sep 30, 2017.
- Miller, Ben (Jun 7, 2017). "Like throwing axes? Canadian axe-throwing chain to open in Denver". Denver Business Journal.
- "The First World Axe Throwing League Championship is Set to Kick Off This Year". Global News. Oct 13, 2017.
- Manns, Sarah. "Compete for the Axe Throwing Championship Belt". Arnold Sports Festival.
- Lacy, Eric (October 31, 2018). "World Axe Throwing League Championship secures ESPN deal, invites Lansing ax throwing business". USA Today Network.