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2021 Signarama World Axe Throwing Championships

The 2021 World Axe Throwing Championships will be taking place from December 10th – December 12th in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 2021 World Axe Throwing Championships will consist of three Axe Throwing disciplines competing for a $50,000 prize pool!


The Event

Events will be taking place across Fort Worth WATL Venues

Event Schedule for the WATC 2021

December 9th, 2021

Thursday

2 PM – 10 PM

Practice at Bad Axe Throwing

6 PM – 10 PM 

Makers Market + Team Melee Event at Splinters Axes and Ales


December 10th, 2021

Friday

WKTL

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

WKTL Check-In

12:00 PM 

WKTL Event Start

Circle Bracket – Bad Axe Throwing Fort Worth

Square Bracket – Fort Worth Axe Factory

Big Axe

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Big Axe Check-in

6:00 PM

Big Axe Event Start

Circle Bracket – Drengr Axe Throwing

Square Bracket – Lone Star Chop Shop


December 11th, 2021

Saturday

Standard Hatchet

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Standard Hatchet Check-In

9:00 AM

Standard Hatchet Event Start

Circle Bracket Bad Axe Fort Worth

Square Bracket – Fort Worth Axe Factory

Triangle Bracket – Drengr Axe Throwing

Diamond Bracket – Lone Star Chop Shop

Duals

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Duals Check-In

3 PM

Duals Event Start

Circle Bracket – Lone Star Chop Shop

Square Bracket – Drengr Axe Throwing


December 12th, 2021

Sunday

WATC Finals

Billy Bob’s Texas

10:30 AM

Participant Check-In

12:00 PM

Doors Open

12:45 PM

Doors Close

1:00 PM

WATC Championships Start


6:00 PM

Thrower’s Ball


Tournament Format

Standard Hatchet

Hatchet will be divided into four separate tournament brackets. 

  • Double Elimination Tournament
  • 10 throws
  • Best 2/3

Finals

Winners of the Circle, Square, Triangle and Diamond bracket face off.

Seeded according to:

a) Tournament bull %

then 

b) Tournament kill %

Order

  • 1st plays 4th, 
  • 2nd plays 3rd 
  • Winners face off

Each game best 2/3, single elimination 

Big Axe

Big Axe will be split into two tournament brackets.

  • Tournament is double elimination
    • 5 throws
    • Best 2/3

Finals

Winners of the Circle and Square brackets face off in a best 2/3 match in the Finals.

Duals

Duals will be split into two tournament brackets.

  • Tournament is double elimination
    • 5 throws
    • Best 2/3

Finals

Winners of the Circle and Square brackets face off in a best 2/3 match in the Finals.

Prizes

$50,000 Prize Pool for the 2021 WATC.

Standard Hatchet

1st$6,000
2nd$4,000
3rd$3,000
4th $3,000
5th – 8th
Tied for 5th
(2nd At Venue)
$1,000
9th – 12th
Tied for 9th
(3rd At Venue)
$500
13th – 16th
Tied for 13th
(4th At Venue)
$350
17th – 24th
Tied for 17th
(5th At Venue)
$200

Big Axe

1st$3,500
2nd$2,500
3rd – 4th
3rd
(2nd At Venue)
$1,000
5th – 6th
Tied for 5th
(3rd At Venue)
$650
7th – 8th
Tied for 7th
(4th At Venue)
$500
9th – 12th
Tied for 9th
(5th At Venue)
$350
13th – 16th
Tied for 13th
(7th At Venue)
$200

Duals

1st$4000
2nd$2,500
3rd – 4th
Tied for 3rd
(2nd At Venue)
$1,200
5th – 6th
Tied for 5th
(3rd At Venue)
$600
7th – 8th
Tied for 7th
(4th At Venue)
$500
9th – 12th
Tied for 9th
(5th At Venue)
$350

Event Pricing

Hatchet$125.00
Big Axe$125.00
Duals (pp)$50.00

Mask Policy

Players and spectators will be required to wear CDC-approved masks at WATC events.

Masks are a precautionary measure; due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding Covid-19, our mask policy may be subject to change.

Qualifying Throws

Qualifying Throws are now closed for 2021 WATC

It is highly recommended that all Throwers that do not already have a WATC Bid participate in Qualifying Throws.

Qualifying Throws will be running from September 12th to October 3rd.

Participants

Participants in the World Axe Throwing Championships have won their Bids through the WATL Circuit Point, Pro League system and Qualifying Throws.

List of Participants To Be Announced

Spectators

WATC/WKTC competitors will receive a complimentary non-transferable VIP Ticket.

There are two ways to attend the ESPN Televised final, General Admission and VIP Seating.

VIP Tickets are available through the WATL Store.

General Admission tickets are available through Billy Bob’s Texas.

WATC Jerseys

Jersey Submissions are now closed for 2021 WATC

WATC Jerseys will need to be ordered through Sublime by November 19th.

Starting at the 2021 World Axe Throwing Championships, Throwers are allowed up to four Sponsors on their Jersey.

For full information regarding Sponsorships at the WATC, please see the link above.

If you have sponsors that were approved for the 2021 US Open, they do not need to be resubmitted. To approve all other sponsors please submit through the link below as soon as your sponsors are available.

Thrower’s Ball

Finish out the weekend with the Thrower’s Ball, the final event of the WATL Year.

Celebrate with a night of camaraderie, dinner, dancing and a live presentation of the WATL Awards.

The Thrower’s Ball will be a celebration of the tremendous year we have had, and a preview of the year to come.

The Thrower’s Ball will be held at Billy Bob’s Texas on Sunday, December 12th.

Seats will be limited.

Accommodations

Group rate room blocks for WATC are available at the following hotels:

Parking:

Hampton Inn: Self parking – $25 / night

Holiday Inn: Daily Self-Parking Fee – $18 / night

AC Hotel: Valet parking only – Daily $20, Overnight $32 & Oversized vehicles $45

Please be sure to check back frequently for updates as we get closer to the biggest axe throwing day of the year! And to help stay updated be sure to follow our social media below.

Player Journeys

All bids were announced November 17th, 2021

Please see the outline below which details how 2021 WATC bids were distributed.

Standard Hatchet

Up to 130 Bid Winners for Standard Hatchet

  • 1 Bid for the previous year’s World Champion
  • 32 WATL Pro League Bids (8 Per Season)
  • 34 Region Locked Bids via Circuit Points
    • Each region’s top players by allotment will receive World Championship bids. For example, the Midwest region will have their top 4 Circuit Point leaders receive bids for WATC. The break down by regions is as follows:
      1. East: 6
      2. Atlantic: 4
      3. South: 4
      4. Midwest: 4
      5. Pacific: 3
      6. Mountain: 3
      7. East Canada: 4
      8. West Canada: 4
      9. Global: 2
  • 32 Non-Region Locked Bids via Circuit Points: Top 32 players in Circuit points that have not already qualified through the above Regions
  • 31 Non-Region Locked Bids via Qualifying Throws
    1. Closed Qualifiers: 24 Bids will be reserved for Closed Qualifying Throws
      1. Circuit Point rankings in the top 200 required
    2. Open Qualifiers: 7 Bids will be reserved for Open Qualifying Throws
      1. Highest Scores from participants in Open Qualifying Throws with 10 or more Circuit Points eligible

Big Axe

Up to 66 Bid Winners for Big Axe

  • 1 Bid for the previous year’s World Champion
  • 18 Region Locked Bids via Circuit Points
    1. Each region’s top two players by allotment will receive World Championship bids.
  • 32 Non-Region Locked Bids via Circuit Points: Top 32 players in Circuit points that have not already qualified through the above regions
  • 15 Non-Region Locked Bids via Qualifying Throws
    1. Closed Qualifiers: 12 Bids will be reserved for Closed Qualifying Throws Circuit Point rankings in the top 150 required
    2. Open Qualifiers: 3 Bids will be reserved for Open Qualifying Throws Highest Scores from participants in Open Qualifying Throws with 10 or more Circuit Points eligible

Duals

Up to 66 Bid Winners for Duals

  • 1 Bid for the previous year’s World Champion
  • 18 Region Locked Bids via Circuit Points
    1. Each region’s top two players by allotment will receive World Championship bids.
  • 32 Non-Region Locked Bids via Circuit Points: Top 32 players in Circuit points that have not already qualified through the above regions
  • 15 Non-Region Locked Bids via Qualifying Throws
    1. Closed Qualifiers: 12 Bids will be reserved for Closed Qualifying Throws Circuit Point rankings in the top 150 required
    2. Open Qualifiers: 3 Bids will be reserved for Open Qualifying Throws Highest Scores from participants in Open Qualifying Throws with 10 or more Circuit Points eligible