Alan K Parish

First time I threw a knife was at a juggling convention back in 2010 and the person who showed me how was Richard Sunderland. Didn’t try again until a few years later at another juggling convention in 2014 and this time it was John Taylor who was the instructor . The following year at the same juggling convention John Taylor was again showing people how to throw but this time something got me hooked. I purchased some J.T. Throwers and on returning home sorted out a target and practiced as often as I could. Eventually a few of our juggling club members became interested and we set up a small portable range which we took to various places. We then decided to look for a venue to set up a permanent range and was lucky enough to be contacted by Terry Longhurst and Essex Backyard Throwers was born in Aug 2016.

Knife Throwing Resume

2015 Milton Keynes Tournament
1st Place 5m Knife | Duel Cup Winner

2015 Eurothrowers World Championships, Huthwaite, UK
Joint 4th 3m Knife | 8th Long Distance Knife | Joint 7th Speed Throw

2015 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament
1st Place 3m Knife | 1st Place 5m Knife | 2nd Place 4m Hawk | 3rd Place 5m Hawk | 2nd Place 7m Hawk | 2nd Place Mountain Man | 1st Place Silhouette | 2nd Place overall Knife | 2nd Place overall Hawk | 2nd Place overall knives | 2nd Place overall Hawk

2016 Eurothrowers World Championships, Maniago, Italy
6th Place 5m Knife

2016 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament
2nd Place Mountain Man | 2nd Place Silhouette | 2nd Place 3m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Hawk

2016 7th UK KATTA Tournament
3rd Place 3m Knife | 3rd Place 5m Knife | 2nd Place 7m Knife | 2nd Place 4m Hawk | 3rd Place 5m Hawk | 1st Place 7m Hawk | 1st Place Snife

2017 French Championship, Ouistreham, France
3rd Place Overall – International Knives and Hawks

2017 1st UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
3rd Place 3m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Knife | 2nd Place 7m Knife | 2nd Place 4m Hawk | 1st Place 7m Hawk | 1st Place Silhouaxe | 2nd Place Snife | 1st Place and Overall UK Champion 2017

2017 Eurothrowers European Championships, Alsómocsolád, Hungary
4th Place 5m Axe | 5th Place 7m Axe | 9th Place 4m Axe| Top Ten Qualifier

2017 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament
1st Place 3m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Knife | 3rd Place 7m Knife | 2nd Place 4m Axe | 2nd Place 5m Axe | 2nd Overall Knives | 2nd Overall Axes | 3rd Place Snife | 3rd Place Long Distance Axe

2018 Open de Normandie, Ouistreham, France
1st Place Silhouette | 2nd Place Overall Precision Knife | 2nd Place 3m Knife | 1st Place 5m Knife | 3rd Place 7m Knife | 2nd Place Walkback Knife | 3rd Place 4m Axe | 3rd Place 7m Axe

2018 KATTA UK Double Bit Axe Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
1st Place Silhouette | 2nd Place Duel Cup | 3rd Place Mountain Man

2018 KATTA UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
3rd Place 3m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Knife | 2nd Place 7m Knife | 2nd Place 4m Axe | 1st Place 5m Axe | 3rd Place 7m Axe | 1st Place Silhouette | 2nd Place Overall Knife | 2nd Place Overall Axe | 2nd Place Overall Combined Knife & Axe

2018 Eurothrowers World Championships, Rýmařov, Czech Republic
2nd Place 5m Axe

2018 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament, UK
1st Place Overall Knife and Axe | 1st Place Overall Knife | 2nd Place 3m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Knife | 1st Place 7m Knife | 3rd Place 7m Axe | 2nd Place Snife