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The World Axe Throwing League

By August 8, 2019Uncategorized

The World Axe Throwing League

Axe Throwing has taken the world by storm. Families and friends crave the unique experience of throwing an axe and hearing the satisfying “THUD” of metal impacting wood. In fact, it has become so popular there is now a competitive league to unify indoor axe throwing facilities from around the world under one professional axe throwing association, the World Axe Throwing League.

The Birth of The World Axe Throwing League

Founder of The WATL, Mario Zelaya, was aware that a lot of axe throwing facilities followed basically the same business practices and axe throwing rules. However, there wasn’t very much communication between these venues which restricted the ability to have standardized rules and therefore have professional competitions. Mario, knowing the strong desire of people around the world to compete, founded the World Axe Throwing League. Opening the door to discuss official rules and regulations to legitimize indoor axe throwing as a sport. 

The Tournaments

The WATL holds a number of tournaments around the world to find the very best axe throwers! All leading up to the World Axe Throwing Championship held in Arizona. The first of these tournaments first started in Ohio with the Arnold Open in March, followed by the Canadian Open that same month. After the trip up North, the WATL travelled down South to Brazil for the South America Arnold Open and finally, the US open in Iowa this August the 23-25. Winners from each of those tournaments have an automatic entry into the World Axe Throwing Championship and a shot to dethrone last years champion Benjamin Edgington and the prize money!

What does that mean for you?

It means you have a chance of winning $5,000. Just think about it if you are going to Phat Axe regularly with family and friends for any birthday parties, a fun activity, or even as a date and you have gotten pretty good at it. You might have a chance to become a World Champion Axe Thrower. Luckily, If you haven’t been going regularly but want to try to win and easy $5,000 or more throwing an axe, you are welcome to get started on that championship journey at Phat Axe! Our staff is eagerly waiting for you to come by and pick up an axe. They would love to teach you the basics and even give you a few pro tips of their own! 


Zach Webber

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