2024 World Double-bit Axe Throwing Championships location announcement

2024 World Double-bit Axe Throwing Championships location announcement

The Global Axe-throwing Commission (GAC) is excited to announce that England will host the next World Championships in Double-bit Axe Throwing to be held in the summer of 2024. Host organization Axemore Axe Throwing Club, led by Ian Radmore, will be taking on the lead responsibility for planning and delivering the world championships in the community of Thirsk located in North Yorkshire county. This will be the first time the event will be held in the United Kingdom.

On what it means to be awarded official hosting rights, Radmore says „It means the world. I’ve taught many double-bit throwers in the country and ran events but truly believe that hosting the world championships here (in England) will expand the interest in the UK more than I could in any other way. The 2022 World Championships in Canada were an absolute revelation for everyone that was there. I will never forget it as long as I live and will do my best to make the 2024 championships something just as special.”
The world championships a sanctioned by the Global Axe-throwing Commission are held every two years. 2024 will be the fourth time a world championship event of this format will be hosted in double-bit axe throwing which began in Germany in 2017, followed by Sweden in 2019 and Canada in 2022. The most recent world championships held in Nova Scotia Canada saw 112 athletes from 10 nations compete over 3 days for prize money and world titles in individual and teams competitions. Reigning World Champion in women’s singles competition, Ceola McGowan of Ireland is “absolutely delighted to hear the world championships is taking place in the UK in 2024! I know Ian (Radmore) is very keen to host and I have no doubt in my mind he’ll put on a amazing event for both spectators and competitors alike.”

Global Axe-throwing Commission president, Pierre Kaminski, was instrumental in hosting the first double-bit world championship competition in 2017 at his home club of Asgard in Hessen, Germany. Kaminski says, “It is an important milestone for the world championships to be held in England. People in the UK will have the opportunity to experience the sport at its highest level, which is exactly what our organization hopes to help facilitate and promote. The Global Axe-throwing Commission wish Ian Radmore and his organizing team all the best in delivering the 2024 World Championships and we will certainly be here to support him in his efforts.”
Event dates and competition venue will be announced at a later time.

Quick Facts:
— The Global Axe-throwing Commission (GAC) is the sanctioning body for national and international championship level double-bit axe throwing and provides unified rules for the World Championships and other officially sanctioned events

— the world double-bit axe throwing championships are held every two years and have previously been held in Germany (2017), Sweden (2019) and Canada (2022*) *postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to Covid

–The 2022 World Championships, hosted in Nova Scotia Canada, were filmed for television and will air nationally in Canada on TSN as well as being made available via YouTube in 2023

–Double-bit axe throwing is the traditional form of axe throwing which involves a full length double-bitted axe thrown at a target 20ft away with 5cm (2in.) scoring rings. This form of axe throwing has been a competitive sport for over 100 years with dedicated axe throwing clubs around the world

Additional Resources:
Axemore Axe Throwing Club on Instagram: @axemore.club • Instagram photos and videos
Global Axe-throwing Commission webpage: https://globalaxethrowing.org/

Event Contact:
Ian Radmore, Axemore Axe Throwing Club
Email: axemore.club@gmail.com
Website: Axemore Axe Throwing Club | Thirsk | Facebook

Global Axe-throwing Commission (GAC) Contact:
Ryan McIntyre, GAC Secretary
Email: ryan.mcintyre@globalaxethrowing.org
Website: www.globalaxethrowing.org/