Group events at Detroit Axe last up to 2 hours depending on the group size and must be booked in advance. All events start with safety instructions and 1-on-1 throwing practice, led by our fully trained Axe Masters in a private throwing area. Once you’ve sharpened your skills, we’ll kick off a round robin tournament followed by final knockout round to award an axe-throwing champion. Our Axe Masters will take care of all scoring and smooth flow of the tournament so you can relax and enjoy the sport. At the end of every round robin tournament, one member of the group is the winner. The minimum amount of players for a group event is 6 and Detroit Axe can accommodate up to 72 people per group event.
Axe throwing as an indoor competitive sport has taken off in Canada over the past decade. Similar to darts, axe throwing is an individual sport played with and against other members of a group. Individuals throw 1.5 lb. hatchets at wooden targets marked with a bullseye and score points based on where on the target they stick the axe.
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At this point we recommend booking your group events at least 2 days in advance. This way you are guaranteed an arena to have your game. We will have designated walk in times where there will be reserved arenas exclusively for walk ins, but it is on a first come, first serve basis. Walk ins will not function like a tournament event and be paid for by the hour. You will still have a dedicated axe master to train you and maintain safety at all times.
Safety is our number one priority. The format we use and the construction of the throwing lanes are all focused around the safety of the participants. Each competitor throws in his/her own individual lane and competes side-by-side with another competitor. For each pair of throwing competitors, we have an event axemaster who is responsible for keeping score as well as ensuring safety protocols are adhered to and all tournaments are fully supervised. Only the two active competitors throwing at that time are allowed within the throwing area, all other competitors are required to wait in the safety zone behind the lanes.