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Dec 15th on ESPN

 

Compete on live TV to win $5000 and a chance
at the world championship!

The World Axe Throwing League® (WATL®) is the largest professional association for axe throwing in the world. We have 70+ members, in 13 countries, in 100+ cities and growing! WATL® is responsible for the organization of axe throwing’s major international tournaments, notably the World Axe Throwing Championship®.

This year, the World Axe Throwing Championship® is made of the top 64 axe throwers in the world. All coming together on one day to represent their local regions, take home the trophy, and make history by claiming the title of ‘World Axe Throwing Champion’.

Tournament Details:

Where:

Bad Axe Throwing
CHICAGO, IL (Lake View Location)
2828 N Clark St Atrium Level

Not Competing? Reserve a spot to watch the action live in person!

Friday, Dec 14th

5PM - 9PM
Check-In and Free Axe Throwing
Here Champions and friends can check in early, grab their free WATL® gear and throw some axes! Meet old friends and make new ones! A fun gathering to let loose some pre-tournament jitters and axes of course! That have all come together for this historic event in axe throwing!

Wild Card Qualifying Throws & registration will also take place for entrants interested in participating in the WATL® Wild Card.

Saturday, Dec 15th

10 AM - 10:30 AM
Wild Card Qualifying Throws
Sign-in & Last Call for those who can't make it Friday evening registration. We'll have last minute sign-in’s before the tournament! Sorry no free throws at this time.

11 AM - 12:30 PM
Wild Card Tournament: The 16 qualifiers with the highest scores will compete to be one of three winners that will move on to the World Championship

1 PM - 1:30 PM
Player Orientation.
ALL PLAYERS REQUIRED TO ATTEND
The Commissioner of WATL, Evan Walters, will be going over the rules and regulations of the tournament.

2 PM - 4 PM
The World Axe Throwing League Championship® live on ESPN3! Top 64 players bracket and Top 32 players bracket are played to decide the final 8 players.

4 PM - 6 PM
Top 8 players will compete in the main ESPN lane which will then be aired on ESPN2 throughout 2019.
Crowing of the 2018 World Axe Throwing Champion

After Party Celebration

9 PM - ??? :)
(21+ only)

Underground Lounge
952 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
(15 Minute walk from Championship)
https://www.theulchicago.com/
Underground Lounge
After party with drinks sponsored by AxeThrowingInsurance.com
Axe throwing insurance

Will you be able to defeat last years World Axe Throwing
Champion, and claim the title?

Chris Morning

2017 World Axe Throwing Champion
Chris Morning

Location: Orangeville, Ontario
Winter - Summer Seasons 2018
  • Total Matches: 84
  • Avg Points per Match: 54.9
  • Bullseye % : 75.5
  • Potential Score Avg: 90.06%

World Axe Throwing League® Affiliates Represented

  • Bad Axe Throwing
  • Houston Axe
  • Axes and Allies
  • Tribal Axe
  • Autobahn Axe Throwing
  • Hatchet Jacks
  • Halimac
  • Ironside Axe Club
  • Prodigious Entertainment
  • Rockaxe City Throwing Club
  • Tom O'Hawks
  • The Wood Shed
  • Jack Axes
  • Oregon Axe Throwing
  • The Axe House
  • Main Street Axe Throwing
  • Bull's Eye Axe Throwing
  • Blades & Boards
  • Angry Axe
  • LumberAxe
  • Got Wood Axe Throwing Co.

See where the axe throwing masters are representing on the World Stage!

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Be sure to mention The World Axe Throwing Championship® for special rates while rooms are available

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