Mississippi State University

Conclave 2004

Axe Throwing Rules

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  1. Each member club may enter one contestant.
  2. Each contestant must provide his/her own axe.
  3. The axe handle must be at least eighteen (18) inches long, measured from where the handle enters the head. The axe may have either a single or a double bit head.
  4. The target will be the end of a log or its equivalent, at least twenty (20) inches in diameter, and have a bull's eye three (3) inches in diameter inscribed upon it. Two additional rings of nine (9) and eighteen (18) inches in diameter, respectively, will also be inscribed upon the target. The center of the target will be from three and one-half (3-1/2) to four (4) feet above the ground, and the face will be plumb. Point values will be : three (3) points for hitting the inner ring, two (2) points for the middle ring, and one (1) point for the third ring. Hits on the line will count the higher point value.
  5. Contestants will be allowed three practice throws prior to the five counted throws.
  6. Each throw will be made from between two lines on the ground which will be five (5) and ten (10) yards from the target, respectively. No point count will be given for any throw in which the contestant steps over the line before the axe strikes the target.
  7. The highest cumulative point score wins.
  8. The target will be placed so that the sun is at the contestant's back, if possible.
  9. The target shall be made of green pine.

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