Your source for updates about the sport of axe throwing, the NATF and our member organizations.
Thanks so much to everyone who’s made 2017 so amazing for the sport of axe throwing and NATF community. What-a-Year!!!! We’ve hosted our first NATC (congrats to your champion Stefan Herda!), ran our first Regional and Wild Card competitions, offered our first prize purses, welcomed 9 new members and grown to 38 cities. None of it would be possible without our 3000 incredible league members who compete each week as we build a sport together. Here’s to you!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at the NATF! Thanks to everyone for making the axe throwing community such an incredible extended family. You make the whole year festive … now go spend time with your loved ones. See you in January!
A huge shout out to all of our amazing sponsors for helping to make this year’s National Axe Throwing Championship possible. We wouldn’t have an All-Star Weekend without your support, thank you! To Rob and the entire team Beau's, you’ve come through as title sponsor for 2 years' running, and we can’t say enough about how awesome you’ve been for us.
Here’s also to the most delicious smoked meat in Toronto from Cherry St BBQ, finely crafted beverages from Sailor Jerry and Woodhouse Brewing Co., the great times with good friends at The Dock Ellis, and the crew at Fresh Ink Apparel for giving our final-round competitors the best fitting t-shirts any axe thrower could ever want. For anyone looking for legal, accounting or financial advice our friends at FirePower Captial, MNP and Gardiner Roberts are the best people you can possibly speak with. Thanks for your support!
Are you ready!?
The National Axe Throwing Championship (NATC) Round 1 will take place on Sunday 7 January at NATF member venues to determine the league throwers that qualify for the NATC finals during All-Star Weekend presented by Beaus.
The preliminary round is a competition within each NATF member organization to determine which players will represent them in the final stage of the tournament. To learn more click here.
Doors will open an hour before competition begins at all venues to allow for practice time. In the preliminary round, players will be randomly split into groups of four. Players will take to their assigned lane, then throw the equivalent of 3 matches (a total of 45 throws) and 9 Big Axes. To learn more click here.
Welcome our 17th member Bullseye Axe Throwing to the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF). Bullseye Axe Throwing has been running leagues in Newmarket Ontario since 2015, and recently expanded to the neighboring city of Barrie with their 2nd location.
We can't wait to have you competing at Winter Skillz in February 2018!
Urban Axes was recently featured in Baltimore Magazine. The NATF member is expanding to Highlandtown, Baltimore in the new year!
The articles states that "aside from bringing a new social concept to the Baltimore community, the co-owners are enthusiastic about their role in making axe-throwing more mainstream. Their hope is to launch seven more U.S. locations by the end of 2018."
Congratulations Urban Axes on your recent expansion!
Are you joining the NATF for the 2018 All-Star Weekend presented by Beau's and wondering where to stay? If you are looking for accommodation near the National Axe Throwing Championship (NATC) and Winter Skills we suggest the following hotels:
For accommodation near the Axe Prom and Awards, we suggest considering the Howard Johnson - Wyndham Hotels.
If you are looking for a place to stay on Airbnb, we recommend the following neighbourhoods:
Are you still looking to qualify for the National Axe Throwing Championship? On December 19 compete in the end-of-year Wild Card Tournament! The tournament is open to any thrower who has competed in at least one league season in 2017 and has not yet qualified for the NATC.
Register at your local NATF member and visit this link to learn more!
The National Axe Throwing Federation and NATF Member, True North Axe Throwing were recently featured in Deseret News Utah.
The article believes that axe throwing has launched a new recreation wave for Canadians and Americans to enjoy themselves in a different way.
To demonstrate the success of axe throwing, the standard rules of play by the NATF and the success of True North Axe Throwing as an organisation were highlighted.
True North Axe Throwing has been an NATF member since 2017 with two locations in Lethbridge, Alberta and Lehi, Utah.
The 2018 All-Star Weekend will kick off in Toronto on February 18 with the National Axe Throwing Championship! NATC Registration and practice start at 9 am, the tournament starts at 10 am. Winter Skillz registration and practice starts at 5 pm, followed by the tournament from 6 pm - 10:30 pm.
Join us on February 19 at Palais Royal in Toronto to celebrate the weekend with Axe Prom and the Awards Ceremony! Doors at 6 PM. Dinner at 7. Party all night.
Click here to purchase your tickets!