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The International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF)

The International Axe Throwing Championship

Experience axe throwing at its best at the International Axe Throwing Championship (IATC).

Our year-round events culminate with this world-class annual championship held in Toronto, Canada. Over 1000 of the best qualifying players in the world compete to win the Wilson Cup.

The IATC takes place over 2 rounds of competition in January and February. The final stage takes place during our annual All-Star Weekend.

Whether you’re competing or not, if you’re part of the axe throwing community, you’ll want to be part of our annual All-Star Weekend.

Guests will enjoy many axe throwing activities including our Winter Skills Competition and the Axe Prom & Awards Ceremony.

Road to the IATC

Think you’re awesome? You’ll need to be to compete amongst the world’s best axe throwers. And here’s your chance to prove it.

There are 4 ways to qualify* for the IATC.

  • Rank in the Top 4 of your IATF-member league
  • Win a Regional Tournament
  • Win a Wild Card Tournament
  • Be the previous year’s IATC Champion

Tournaments and leagues must be sanctioned by the IATF*.

IATF Sanctioned Axe Throwing Tournaments

The International Axe Throwing Federation and our member organizations host axe throwing tournaments throughout the year.

These tournaments are open to all IATF league players and lead up to the International Axe Throwing Championship during All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

Upcoming Tournaments

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  • The Axe Spring Classic

    Game of Axes

    Boynton Beach, FL


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  • The Countess Cup

    Chopper's Hatchet House

    Cherry Hill, NJ

    May 2nd, 2020

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  • OutRageous

    Rage Academy

    Montreal, QC


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  • The Coldwater Classic

    LA Ax

    Los Angeles, CA

    May 23rd - 25th, 2020

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  • Primal Instincts

    Primitive Axe

    Glassboro, NJ

    June 27th, 2020

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  • The Urban Open

    Urban Axes

    Baltimore, MD

    July 25th and 26th, 2020

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  • BATL Royale #2



    September 6th, 2020

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  • The True North Open

    True North

    Red Deer, AB

    September 2020

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  • The Next 64

    Lindsay Axe Club

    Lindsay, ON

    September, 2020

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  • The Choptober Challenge

    Chopper's Hatchet House

    Cherry Hill, NJ

    October 24th and 25th, 2020

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  • The 2021 International Axe Throwing Championship

    Various Locations

    Toronto, ON

    February 13th - 15th, 2021

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