Invitation to the First Hungarian National Knife and
Axe Throwing Championship and Hungarian Knife Throwers
Herewith we announce the First Hungarian National Knife and Axe Throwing Championship combined with the Hungarian Knife Throwers Meeting, called “Rigac Cup”, in order to reunite friends of knife throwing, make acquaintance with new ones, facilitate the friendly and professional exchange of views, as well as measuring the powers of the Hungarian knife and axe throwers.
The event, to be repeated annually, is dedicated to become the most prestigious event of the country, a friendly reunion, where the true devotees of the sport, can freely participate and challenge themselves.
Date and time: Saturday, 26th of September, 2015.
Location: Alsómocsolád, home of the famous outlaw, Jancsi Rigac.
Organizer: Sports Club of Alsómocsolád, with the moral and financial support of the council of Alsómocsolád.
The main goal is to gather the Hungarian and international knife and axe throwers for a relaxed little throwing session, and provide the opportunity to make acquaintance with each other. Let’s meet old friends, make new ones, and learn new tricks from each other. And, of course, let’s decide in a sportsmanlike competition who is in the best shape at the moment. The long and short of it: let the steel stick.
Since the number of the participants is limited, prior registration is necessary. Registration deadline: 7th of September, 2015.
Every participant is responsible for getting to the location and getting accommodation for themselves. If there’s need for a local accommodation, please arrange in advance.
We are available to help you in booking your accommodation.
Organizer: János Kohl: +36/72/451-727, firstname.lastname@example.org (Languages spoken: English, Hungarian, German)
Website of the competition:
Facebook page of the competition: rigackupa2015
GPS: N 46.312236, E 18.242408.
Warning! Please read and respect the laws regarding the transportation of the throwing tools before departure.
By car: Route Dombóvár, Mágocs, Alsómocsolád. If there are any empty seats in your car, please bring along someone who needs a ride (See: Facebook page). Free parking.
By public transport:
The nearest railway station is Mágocs-Alsómocsolád, which is around 1.5 km away from the competition place, on the railway line Dombóvár-Bátaszék. Organized transfer from the railway station is solvable after prior arrangement.
Unfortunately, there are no buses on the weekends. Organized transfer from Mágocs, Dombóvár, or other settlements is solvable after prior arrangement.
Laws regarding the throwing tools
The storage and transporting of the throwing tools outside the competition area should be done in a closed storage device. A bag or a box locked with a padlock is recommended. Don’t bring along any forbidden tools (e.g. balisong knives, throwing stars, switchblade knives, for details, check the page Közbiztonságra különösen veszélyes eszközök (English).)
The organizer reserves the right to adapt the schedule during the championship.
Friday, 25th of September:
14:00 Training targets are accessible. Local registration, welcoming of the participants.
Saturday, 26th of September:
8:00 Training targets are accessible. Local registration, welcoming of the participants.
10:00 Opening, briefing.
10:30 Precision events of 3 m, 5 m, and 7 m knife start.
No separate lunch time is planned. Participants should take care of their own lunch according to their possibilities and free time. (The entry fee includes the price of the lunch on Saturday.)
12:00 Precision events of 4 m, 5 m, and 7 m axe start.
13:30 Precision knife Walk-Back championship.
15:30 Precision axe Walk-Back championship.
Announcing the winners of precision, combined, and total combined events.
Announcing the winners of precision Walk-Back events.
19:00 Dinner (should be extra paid on site), get-together.
Entry fee: The entry fee is 6000 HUF (about 20 €) per person, and will be paid during the registration at the competition place. The fee allows the participant to enter all events. If the contestant doesn’t want to enter particular events, this should be pointed out during the registration. (This doesn’t go hand in hand with the fee reducing.) After paying the entry fee, the contestant gets 1000 local monetary units (Rigac) back (about 3.50 €), which you can use to buy food and beverages. The entry fee includes the price of the lunch on Saturday, as well.
Each participant is responsible for booking his own accommodation (if needed) and taking care of his/her daily meal(s). Catering will we available on site (Saturday), dinner on Saturday evening pays extra. On-site accommodation can be booked in advance: http://www.erdeiiskolaalsomocsolad.net/arak/
The below accommodations are to be found on site (about 100 m from competition place).
• Guesthouse: 3 double rooms and 1 room with double bed. Bathroom, TV, refrigerator, Wi-Fi. Self-catering is also possible in the fully equipped shared kitchen. Prices: 1 night: 3.600,- Ft (about 12 €)/person/night; 2 or more nights: 3.100.- Ft (about 10 €)/person/night.
• Guesthouse mansard: 8 rooms with 4 beds each. Each room has a bathroom, two bunk beds, refrigerator, and TV. Self-catering is also possible in the fully equipped shared kitchen. Prices: 1 night: 3.300,- Ft (about 11 €)/person/night; 2 or more nights: 2.800,- Ft (about 9 €)/person/night.
• Youth hostel: 3 rooms with bunk beds, for 10, 16, and 18 people respectively. Each room comes with a separate bathroom. Comfortable, bright parlour in the lobby of the rooms, with TV and refrigerator. Prices: 1 night: 2.500,- Ft (about 8 €)/person/night; 2 or more nights: 2.000,- Ft (about 6 €)/person/night.
+ 300,- Ft (about 1 €)/person/night tourist tax for adults.
Full board is available for the people reserving one of the above accommodations. (Full board is to be paid extra.)
Both the competition as a whole and the individual events will be held according to the standard and official European Knife and Axe Throwing Rules.
We will do the following events:
- Knife 3 m, 5 m and 7 m;
- Axe 4 m, 5 m and 7 m (in case of the axe 5m 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 a set of three throwing tools (knives/axes), of uniform shape and material (same "model"). Exceptions only for throwing tools damaged during the meeting.
The Knife/Axe Combined Champions will be determined using a competition in WalkBack mode (see below).
Combined rankings and total combined rankings
For the precision events, there will be four combined rankings: For women, men, knives and axes separately (on condition that there are at least 5 female participants!). Knives combine the 3m, 5m and 7m knife events, axes combine the 4m, 5m and 7m axe events.
The points achieved in each event will first be normalized, and then summed up. Normalization here means that in each event, the best thrower will receive 100 normalized points. This ensures that a point in a more demanding event (like 7m knives) also carries more weight in the combined ranking.
The total combined precision ranking is the sum of the above-mentioned normalized combined knife ranking and normalized combined axe ranking.
Titles to win:
- Rigac Champion 2015 (knife 3, 5, 7 m; axe 4, 5, 7 m /male, female) (12 titles)
- Rigac Combined Champion 2015 (knife, axe /male, female) (4 titles)
- Rigac Total Combined Champion 2015 (total combined /male, female) (2 titles)
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Lad of Jancsi Rigac 2015 (knife WalkBack, axe WalkBack /male, female) (4 titles)
For the title of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Lad of Jancsi Rigac 2015 in Knife/Axe Precision Throwing, we will use the walk-back-mode. Those contestants are allowed to take part in these walk-back events who fall within the first 20% of the combined knife ranking or the combined axes ranking, respectively, but at least 20 throwers per event. (The event will be held at the following marked distances: Knife 3, 4, 5, 6, 7m, axe 4, 5, 7, 8, 10m. The thrower will throw one round of three throws per distance mark, starting behind the closest distance mark and moving back behind the next distance mark after completing the previous round. The total number of throws in one run is thus 15 throws (5 distances x 3 throws per round = 15 throws). This whole process will be then repeated three more times, resulting in 60 throws in all (4 runs x 15 throws per run = 60 throws). The thrower does not have to stand at the distance mark, but can move back at maximum 99cm.
Be sure to read all relevant background information, rules and regulations about the competition!
The organizers are looking forward to seeing all you knife throwers!