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The International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF)

(1.4) Differing Rulesets


1. Premier League Rules are the same as the standard league rules with the following exceptions:

  1. Scoring
    1. Rather than Majority rules scoring, in Premier league rules, each throw receives the point value for the lowest point area it is touching.  
      1. For example, that means that a player may only receive a bullseye if the axe 100% in a given point value and not crossing into another point area. If any of the axe blade (as measured on the surface of the target) crosses into a lower point area, the throw receives that lower point value. This logic follows for any throws crossing into more than one point area.
      2. As per standard league rules, the paint ring counts as part of the higher point value.
  2. Clutch
    1. While standard clutch rules apply regarding how and when a clutch may be called within a match, in Premier Rules either an axe must be 100% in the Clutch circle (as per standard Premier scoring) OR have at least 1.75” of the blade of a thrower’s axe stuck ‘inside’ the Clutch circle (measured against the face boards of a target) for that throw to count for points.
    2. It is only necessary to measure the side of the axe face sunk closest to the center of the Clutch (as this will be geometrically longer) because this is not a cumulative measurement as employed in majority rules but rather a simple minimum check.

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