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Swamp Axe Co. World Axe Throwing League Play

WATL Winter League in The Swamp!

Players compete each week accumulating scores for the top spots in our finals in week 8. Have fun, talk trash, meet new pals and compete in The World Axe Throwing League! Fall League will begin  January 17 2024  at 6 p.m. Details below…

  • 8 week league play
  • 4 matches a night. A total of 4 rounds.
  • League players receive 20$ axe throwing when playing/practicing outside of league play days.
  • Beer specials during league play.
  • Registration is $150 ages 18 and up.

League Rules

Each year of WATL Leagues there are 4 seasons with a break of 3-4 weeks in between.

The seasons:

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

These seasons coincide with the northern hemisphere seasons.


In each season there are 7 weeks of regular matches finishing with a tournament in the 8th week. Each week in the league can be played any day you wish, but the week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday.

Week 8 is a playoff to determine the champion in a double elimination bracket.

Leagues must take place during the stated sanctioned season dates, released by WATL. Throughout the season, the scores are uploaded the same week they are finished.

  • Every league week, each player plays 4 matches. All four matches will equal to 40 throws per week.
  • League is typically scheduled the same night every week to allow for league players a way to set their personal schedules
  • In the rule book, if three weeks are missed and not made up, the players are not eligible for the playoffs.

Week 8 playoffs:

  • Overall standings from Week 7, set the seed for the playoffs which are a double bracket elimination Playoff Tournament.
    • It’s best to think of the first 7 weeks as qualifying for the Week 8th Playoff Tournament.
  • Double elimination means that each person has to lose twice.  After losing the first game, players drop into the B bracket for final placement.
  • Additionally, the winner of the B bracket goes to the final round with the winner.

From the rule book:

  • The final Championship round is between the winner of the A bracket and the winner of the B bracket consisting of best of 3 matches. Allowing for one practice throw between each match.
  • The Winner: will be the person who wins 2 out of the 3 rounds first.
  • The A winner must lose twice in order for the B winner to win the Championship.
  • This means that if the B winner beats the A winner in a best of 3 matches, they must play another best of 3 matches in order for the B winner to win the Championship

Some definitions:

  • match is a set of ten throws (Except in Big Axe Leagues which it’s 5 throws per match)
  • round is a set of three matches, with the best of 2 matches advancing and or winning.  This is only used during tournaments.
  • A lane is a set of two targets used for competition
  • target is a set of wood with the target circles drawn on it and assigned to a single thrower
  • Sudden Death throws are used in the event of a tie at the end of a single match. Points are not counted or tallied during sudden death.

Target description:

  • Bullseye is six points and is defined by a filled in red circle surrounded by a black circle in the center of the target.
  • Concentric circles are then surrounding the bullseye worth 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point with lower point values being farther away from the bullseye.
  • A Killshot is worth 8 points, and is the blue circle and able to be called twice during any throws during a single match.  It is also used during the Sudden Death round.