(3.1) BIG AXE TIEBREAKERS
Paint to Points
Taking place for the NATC in February 2019 and for all NATF tournaments moving forward. We will be eliminating the 'paint then points' rule for big axe throws in tournament competition and instead moving straight to points for all tiebreaker throws.
(Hitting 'paint' of course refers to a big axe throw only needing to break a sliver of 'paint' anywhere from the 1pt line inwards in a target to count as a 'good' throw as a competitors first big axe throw in NATF competition.)
From the NATC 2019 forward, all big axe tiebreakers in sanctioned tournaments will be for points immediately.
The '3 paint then points' rule will stay in effect for regular league play and league playoffs. This brings us to our second rule change.