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2018 KATTA UK Double Bit Axe Tournament
28th April 2018 @ 8:00 am - 29th April 2018 @ 5:00 pm BST
Please see the links below for all the information you need about this competition:
Please note this is a general plan which will be subject to change due to weather, time or other extraneous factors. This is also a unique event bringing together Double Bit Throwers and Knife, Axe and Tomahawk Throwers from several countries for a series of complex and sometimes new events.
Try to be patient.
Friday 27/4/18, Registration opens 09.00-19.00 please try to get registered at a reasonable time. Once registered practice range is available. Bring your own booze if desired as there is no bar. Please note we do not allow drinking alcohol while throwing or under the influence. See Rules pdf for full details. Friday night entertainment is “spontaneous”.
Facilities. On site toilet and additional portaloos will be available from Friday. If desired food vouchers for Saturday night can be bought at registration. A Burger Bar selling food and soft drinks will be on site Saturday and Sunday. A large pub selling food is within easy walking distance and a small 12 hour supermarket is in Huthwaite less than 2 miles away.
Saturday. 08.00 – Practice range (bottom 6 lanes) open for use. 1 thrower in each lane. Form a queue at the top. 1 throw. Collect after last person throws. Move down a lane. That way everyone gets 6 practice throws before joining the queue again and maintains safety.
09.00 – Closure of registration. We would prefer everyone to be registered on Friday but this is the latest possible time for registration.
09.30 – Safety briefing. Mandatory. If you do not attend this you do not throw. Explanation of scoring system – this is a combination of traditional knife/hawk throwing scorecard and traditional formal Double Bit scoring. Please pay attention.
10.00 – Opening of event by local dignitary.
10.30 – First throw. The morning will be given over to the heats of the cumulative “world championship” style event. This is familiar to regular DB throwers but not necessarily to knife and hawk throwers. It is customary to watch others perform and applaud bulls. You throw as allocated by number and lane. Scoring is formal by a designated scorer. See rules pdf
10.30 – 12.30 heats as above.
12.30 – 13.30 break demonstration of Hawk Duel & Speed Throw.
13.30 – 15.30 heats. Hawk games (Hawk only Mountain Man and Sihou-axe)
15.30 – 19.30 Canadian Knock Out/Duel and Speed Throws.
19.30 – Bedtime. Results to date (we hope to be able to display running scores from the cumulative event throughout the day). Semi-finalists/finalists for main event and knock out events.
Live music, close up magic and juggling. Sensible intoxication.
09.30 – 11.30 Semi-finals. Completion of hawk/small axe games.
11.30 – 12.30 Long Distance.
12.30 – 13.30 Finals
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch/wind down
14.30 – 15.30 Results and Awards Ceremony.