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European Championship in Knife- and Axe Throwing / 17th Big Throwers Meeting, September 1-3 2017, Alsómocsolád, Hungary



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European Championship in Knife- and Axe Throwing / 17th Big Throwers Meeting, September 1-3 2017, Alsómocsolád, Hungary

The EuroThrowers Championship 2017 will be held in Hungary, organised by seasoned competition knife thrower János Kohl, and the local Alsómocsolád sports club - in conjunction with the village sports festival.

Alsomocsolad village and lake.

As usual, the most important goal is to get together knife and axe throwers from all over the World for some days of throwing in a relaxed atmosphere. Meeting old friends and finding new ones, learning some new throwing tricks. Having fun with wacky targets and throwing games. And, of course, we'll have a competition: The European Championship!

Alsómocsolád is a small, rural town in South-West Hungary - only 80 car minutes from famous holiday destination lake Balaton, and only 2½ train hours by car from young and beautiful Budapest, or 4 car hours from Vienna. An extended holiday thus sounds like a good idea!

János Kohl does speak Hungarian, English, and German, so organising your stay won't be hard. Registration and members meeting is scheduled for Friday, the competitions run on Saturday and Sunday.

The program, events, and all travel information will later be published at János' pages - we will post links here!


The competition will take place at the (external link / new window)Sport Stadion of (external link / new window)Alsómocsolád in Hungary.

To get a feeling for the venue, (external link / new window)watch a report on last year's throwing competition there.

The event location - picture taken at the 2016 event.


The registration fee for the entire event is 12000 HUF (about 40€).
The number of participants is limited by the Championship venue. Registration is required before August 20 2017.

To register, please send an email to Janos Kohl, indicating First name, last name, sex (m/f), country (e.g. France), contact email address, possibly team name, and possibly telephone number in international format.


The exact rules for the 2017 Championship will be posted here later. The following rules apply in general:

We always employ the (external link / new window)European Knife and Axe Throwing Rules (version 2010, (external link / new window)available in 7 languages), which means we will do the following events:

  • Knife 3m, 5m, 7m
  • Axe 4m, 7m
  • Knife and Axe: Long distance
As a novelty addition, often the following is included:
  • Axe 5m "Handle Up" (Only for this single-distance event, it is mandated that the axe must be sticking with its handle pointing upward.)

For each event, the thrower has to show up with three throwing tools (knives/axes). Exceptions only for throwing tools damaged during the meeting.



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