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Event: Axe Throw

Core Singles Event Safety Code Green
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Axe Throw

Rules

Event: Axe Throw

Core Singles Event

Safety Code Green

Rules

Note: Competitors participating in the Chain Saw, Pole Climb, Single Buck, Super Swede or Water Boil are not eligible for this event.

  1. Corral must be a safe distance from spectators and only competing athletes, event judge and timer are permitted inside.
  2. The axe head must be double bitted. The handle must be a minimum of 60cm (24in) in length. (Measurement from top of axe head at the eye)
  3. Inverted, spliced or modified axe heads are not permitted.
  4. The target must be 60cm (24in) in diameter and be placed 6 meters (20ft) from the throwing line. It must be secured solidly.
  5. The center (bullseye) must be 1.5 meters (5ft) from the ground. (=/-.05 meters (2in).
  6. Scoring areas are as follows: bullseye 0-15cm (6in) =25 points, inner circle 15-30 cm (6-12in) =15 points, outer circle 30-60cm (12-24in) =10 points. 
  7. Two (2) practice throws are permitted.
  8. Scoring is totaled from four (4) throws after practice throws are completed.
  9. If the axe bisects two (2) scoring areas, the higher value is awarded.
  10. The host school may insert a full, unopened pop can into the "bull's eye" for special effects. If the axe head, not the handle, punctures the pop can and falls to the ground, a "bull's eye" is scored.
  11. Only the leading edge of the axe may score points. If both edges of the axe stick then the non-leading edge must be tapped out by the competitor and the leading edge must support the axe.
  12. The axe upon striking the target must stay in long enough for the judge to record the throw.
  13. Crossing the throwing line before the axe hits the target, will result in a DQ of that throw.