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GET READY! The Round 1 of the 2019 NATC is almost here!
Don’t miss the action on Sunday, January 6 when the best throwers from across the NATF will compete to earn their spot in the NATC finals during the All-Star Weekend in Toronto this February.
Only throwers who qualified for Round 1 are eligible to register.
Register and learn more at: http://bit.ly/2019NATCRound1Registration.
Tickets for the Axe Prom & Awards Ceremony are now SOLD OUT! There are still spots left to compete in this year's Winter Skills competition. Don’t miss your chance to show off your skills and get your tickets today!
A massive shout out to all of our incredible sponsors who have come on board so far to make this year’s NATC bigger than ever!
Thank you to Rob and the awesome team at Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. for your ongoing support and partnership, and to our friends at Cherry St. BBQ for again providing the most delicious food to all of our competitors.
Cheers to Woodhouse Beer, The Dock Ellis for always making the good times a little better!
To our friends at FirePower Capital, MNP and RBC, we wouldn’t be here without you!
Last but not certainly least, to our newest sponsor Pfaff Harley, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have you supporting the axe throwing community!
We wouldn’t have the All-Star Weekend without your generous support, thank you!
Partnership opportunities are still available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
NATC 2019 Round 1 Qualifiers are now LIVE!
Stay tuned for registration details coming soon.
Don't miss the action tomorrow during our Wild Card tournaments happening at participating member locations, as throwers compete for their last chance to qualify for Round 1 of the NATC! Check out AxeScores.com to view Live Streams of matches taking place across the NATF.
ATTN NATF Throwers, we’re excited to announce some minor big axe rule adjustments for league play in 2019 and the upcoming NATC.
Check the link for all the info: http://bit.ly/2019rules
The National Axe Throwing Federation and member locations across the United States were recently featured on Bisnow (Almost) Never Boring. The article described the evolution of axe throwing by stating:
"People have been throwing axes for sport for thousands of years, but the modern concept of a venue specifically dedicated to regulated ax throwing started in 2010, when Matt Wilson founded Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto after years of organizing it in his backyard. BATL had grown a following when Matt and Krista Paton visited in 2015, fell in love and co-founded Urban Axes in Philadelphia with partners Stu Jones and Shaun Hurley the following year."
The concept of axe throwing took off immediately in Philadelphia and owners Jones and Paton "opened Urban Axes’ second location in Austin, Texas, on the one-year anniversary of its Philadelphia debut, and have since grown to locations in Baltimore and Durham, North Carolina, with Boston and Cincinnati opening before year’s end. In the first half of 2019, Paton expects to open four new locations, including one in South Philly."
Urban Axes owner, Paton, believes that there are "a lot of comparisons have been made to bowling, and there are many thousands of bowling alleys across the country.” The article concludes by stating that "even if ax-throwing never gains the level of mainstream acceptance as bowling, it has established itself as a viable retail format that can bring in the crowds landlords crave to energize their properties. In today's climate, that is as good as a bull's-eye."
Check out the full article here.
25 MILLION AXES!! Ohhh, baby! Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this incredible journey to build our growing sport and community. How many axes do you think we’ll get to in 2019?
Player Comparisons are now live on AxeScores.com! Pick any 2 players across the NATF and get up-to-date stats, including head-to-head comparisons on regular season averages, career stats, accuracy and more.
We’re just getting started - stay tuned for more updates leading up to All-Star Weekend in the weeks ahead!
The National Axe Throwing Federation was recently featured in The Believer Magazine. The magazine wrote an essay on the evolution of axe throwing from the history to the global sport that it is today.
To check out the full essay: click here.