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(4.2) Target Dimensions


  1. Target Rings
    1. The centre of the bullseye sits in the centre of the middle 2×10 [note that a 2×10 is actually 9 1/2 inches wide thereby making the centre 4 5/8″]:
      • ​Bullseye is 7″ in diameter;
      • Red (3 point ring) is 17″ inches in diameter;
      • Blue (1 point ring) is 27″ inches in diameter​ . See image 3.2-A below
    2. If measured from the floor, the centre of the bullseye should sit 63″ from the floor;
    3. Left or right side boards may be mounted at varying heights on the backboard to keep knots away from point areas:
      • Sideboards are always mounted blank so their height position doesn’t affect the location of the Clutch or point areas.
  2. Clutches* (TM)​
    1. The diameter of the Clutch is 2 5/8 inches;
    2. The innermost edge of the Clutch sits 4 ¼ inches from the seam between the side and centre 2×10:
      • this makes the centre of the Clutch 5 ½ inches in from the seam, and 40 ¼ inches from base of the backboard. See image 3.2-B below
    3. The base of the Clutch is 39 inches from the base of the backboard​​;
Image 3.2-A (sub-section 1.1.3): Target Ring Dimensions Image 3.2-B (sub-section 2.2.1): Clutch Dimensions

*Clutch:  the term ‘Clutch’ is a registered trademark of BATL Global Corporation, used under license to the International Axe Throwing Federation and its members.

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