THROW. WIN. REPEAT.
Join An Axe Throwing League
A fun, competitive activity for those looking for some mid-week AXE-citement. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills or just here for the beers and bullseyes, Blade & Timber’s league nights are a convenient and affordable way to gather with friend or foe.
2023 Spring Session
TUESDAYS | 7 – 9 PM | STARTING APRIL 18
Join us every Tuesday between 7 and 9 p.m. from April 18 – June 6, 2023.
Grab your most competitive lumberjack or jill and face off against new teams of two every week.
8 WKS OF COMPETITION
Each session features 7-weeks of regular gameplay with a session-ending, single-elimination tournament on week 8.
Grab the #1 spot in your league to win two (2), $150 Blade & Timber gift cards, and merch!
Warm ups are on us. League members throw for free between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on competition nights.
$80 PER PERSON
We’re one of the most affordable leagues around town. Joining a league saves you over 40% compared to regularly-priced throwing.
WINTER LEAGUE SCHEDULE & STANDINGS
HONOLULU | KAKA’AKO
506 Keawe St. Honolulu, HI 96813
LEAWOOD | TOWN CENTER
5203 W 117th St. Leawood, KS 66211
PORTLAND | SLABTOWN
1150 NW 17th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
SEATTLE | CAPITOL HILL
206 Broadway E Seattle, WA 98102
HERE’S THE DEAL
How It Works
Competitions are 2-on-2 and will take place within a Blade & Timber axe throwing lane. Teams will compete in one match per league night. Each match consists of 5 games. A game consists of 10 throws per teammate.
To win a match, a team needs to win 3 out of 5 games. In the event a team wins (or loses) the first 3 games in a match, teams can mutually agree to not play the remaining 2 games. For each team, the scores from their previous 3 games will be averaged and applied to the 2 remaining games.
Ties will be broken by total points. If the total points are also a tie, there will be a single, tie-breaking game.
Blade & Timber will provide all equipment necessary in order to participate in the league. Due to our insurance requirements, guests are not permitted to bring their own axes at this point in time.
Alternates are permitted. Alternates must check-in with the league coordinator, identify themselves, the team and individual they are filling in for, sign a waiver and demonstrate axe safety with an Axe Safety-Certified coach prior to throwing.
If teams absolutely cannot find an alternate prior to their scheduled match, teams may mutually agree to allow a 1-person team. If teams do not mutually agree, Blade & Timber can attempt to find a stand-in, or the team with 1 thrower forfeits the match.
All players will throw from the marked area, 12‐15 feet away from the target within a Blade & Timber axe throwing lane. Players must have their lead foot in the marked area when throwing the axe, though the back foot may be outside the area.
To start, one member of each team will throw to determine the throwing order for Game 1. A member of “Team 1” on the schedule will throw first, followed by a member of “Team 2”. The highest scorer determines who throws first during the first game. If both hit a bullseye, the remaining players throw to determine throwing order. Points accumulated during this round do not count towards any game or match. The team who throws first in Game 1 will throw second in Game 2, and alternate as such for the remaining games.
After determining which team will throw first, each team will decide which player will throw first. This order must stay the same throughout the entire game, but can be changed before each game begins. Players rotate throwing from each team (Player 1 of Team ABC, then Player 1 of Team XYZ throws; Player 2 of ACB, then Player 2 of XYZ) for all 10 rounds of the game.
Points are awarded as follows:
If the axe is on a black line, the player is awarded the points for the higher valued ring. Either blue circle is worth 10 points during the 10th round of the game. The axe must remain in the target for the throw to receive points. If the axe falls out before the axe is retrieved, the throw will be counted as 0 points. On the rare occasion that the axe sticks to the target with the back of the blade, the shaft of the axe or any other part of the axe, the throw still counts and points are awarded accordingly. Axes must make approximately 1 rotation in order for the throw to count.
EJECTION, SUSPENSION AND BANS
While participating in leagues, any behavior deemed unacceptable by the Blade & Timber staﬀ may result in ejection from a game, suspension from the league, or a ban from the facility and future participation. Individuals ejected, suspended, or banned from participation will not be eligible for refund.
VERBAL AND/OR PHYSICAL ABUSE
Abuse of any sort will not be tolerated. If a player touches another player, staff member or other guest physically, inappropriately or with intent to harm, they will be immediately ejected from the game, asked to leave the facility, and may be banned from all future participation at Blade & Timber. Local authorities will be called In cases deemed “extreme” by Staff.
Alcohol is not allowed on the throwing lanes. Any participants with alcohol in undesignated areas will be required to leave.
AXE THROWING SAFETY
Every participant will be evaluated by a coach prior to throwing (once per session). Blade & Timber reserves the right to deny participation to any guest a throwing coach deems unsafe. Any Guest excluded from participation as a result of this evaluation will receive a full refund of their Participation Fee, unless they have been deemed unfit to throw due to alcohol, drugs, or purposeful unsafe behavior. Guests excluded for those reasons will not receive any refund and may be excluded from all future participation in Blade & Timber activities, including league nights.
Blade & Timber reserves the right to cancel a league night due to facility needs or inclement weather. Blade & Timber will reschedule any league night that it cancels to the best of its ability. No refunds will be given if a participant or team is unavailable for a rescheduled league night.
Should inclement weather or other factors interfere with games in progress, one of two things will happen:
- If the majority of teams competing complete 3 or more games, the matches will be considered complete and the scores of the remaining games will be averages of the games completed.
- If the majority of teams competing do not complete 3 or more games, the league coordinator will reschedule matches and scores will not be recorded for any team.
If your team is unable to compete, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible to help us schedule an alternate team for your opponent. Your team will record a loss for each game within the scheduled match. Blade & Timber oﬃcials will make every eﬀort to complete a forfeited game with a mixed set of remaining players.
Teams have until 10 minutes past the designated start time to present the minimum player requirement. If both teams agree to play without the minimum or more than maximum required, a Blade & Timber official must be made aware.
PAYMENT & REFUNDS
The Participation Fee is $160 per team [$80/participant] before taxes. The Participation Fee must be paid in full prior to the beginning of a Session. No refunds will be given after a Session has begun.
Every participant must sign the Wavier and abide by all Blade & Timber rules in order to participate.
We will be taking lots of pictures! By signing the Waiver, you agree to our use of your image in our marketing and promotional materials. You will also be enrolled to receive marketing and promotional messages from us. You can unsubscribe at any time, and we will never sell your information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IF I WANT TO SIGN UP, BUT DON’T HAVE A TEAMMATE?
WHICH LOCATIONS OFFER LEAGUES?
Every Blade & Timber Axe Throwing location offers leagues.
CAN I BRING MY OWN AXE?
HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY FOR MY TEAM?
How AXE-citing – you want to join a league! Now, all you have to do is fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. Have a teammate? They’ll need to fill out the registration form as well. We’ll pair you up based on the team name so make sure you coordinate before filling out the form.
A week before, we’ll send out an official session email with all the details you need to prepare for night one, including payment instructions. Traditionally, we’ve had teams pay at the register on night one. This way, you can pay together, pay separate, with cash, credit, debit or gift card.
Both team members must pay in full for your team to participate.
WHAT IF MY TEAMMATE CAN’T MAKE IT?
HOW WILL BLADE & TIMBER COMMUNICATE SCHEDULES, RANKINGS, RESCHEDULES, ETC.?
Individual payment confirmations, notices or announcements will be sent from email@example.com to the email address provided within the team registration form.
If teams (or players) need to cancel, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include their location within the subject line of the email. If you call the venue, or DM us through social media we cannot promise your message will get where it needs to go.
AM I ALLOWED TO CONSUME ALCOHOL DURING LEAGUE NIGHT?
Yes! While not all of our locations offer alcohol at the moment (liquor laws can be tricky!), the ones that do have some combination of beer, wine, liquor and seltzers.
Want to know more? Read more on our axes & alcohol safety policy.
Register for Spring 2023
Fill out the form below to register yourself. Have a teammate? They’ll need to fill out the registration form as well. We’ll pair you up based on the team name so make sure you coordinate before filling out the form. No team? No worries. Just let us know and we’ll do our best to pair you with another single.