Events description, rules and
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No member shall represent
the AKTA in communications, transactions, and other arrangements with
businesses, the public, communication media, or represent him/herself as a
spokesperson for the AKTA, or use the AKTA logo in their stationary or club
literature withour written permission from the National Director.
National Director shall have the authority to appoint Regional Directors.
Any AKTA sanctioned contest must adhere to all safety rules set forth by
Anyone competing in the AKTA National Championship must be a
member in good standing.
In an AKTA Regional Contest, you do not have
to be an AKTA member but you must pay a maverick fee to be set by the AKTA.
Anyone Exhibiting unsportsman like conduct will be asked to leave the
A Protest Committee at all sanctioned contests shall be
formed, all will consist of AKTA officers when present or at least 3 or more
AKTA members in good standing.
Practice Sessions are not mandatory and
may be subject to time constraints. Practice Sessions will be held at the
discretion of the contest holder.
No contestant will be
allowed to interfere with the scorekeeper while the contest in underway.
All scoring will be index. Index events are those in which each score is
recorded and all recorded scores are totaled to determine the overall winner.
Recorded scores will be totaled then immediately re-totaled by a
Each contestant will be
required to sign a release of liability to compete.
Seating Area must be at least 20 ft. behind the area that has been roped off.
No alcohol or drugs are to be consumed before or during a contest.
No foul language.
Every contest must have a first aid kit
Anyone not complying with the Safety Rules will be asked to
leave the contest site.
There is to be a minimum
of four targets for the competition. The targets will be a cross section of a
log such as pine, spruce, etc. The targets will be a minimum of 20 inches in
diameter. The targets can be attached to a series of vertical backstops made
from 2x10 or 2x8's as shown in Fig. A. The backstop shuld be a minimum of 36
inches wide and at least 6 feet tall. The targets can be attached to the
backstop using lag screws. The height of each target will be measured from the
floor to the center of the bulleye as shown in Fig. A. The targets will be
placed at various heights as shown in Fig. A, so that you will not be throwing
at the same height and target every time. The idea behind placing the targets
on a vertical backstop is so that we can minimize the number of knives that
will go past the targets and hopefully the missed knives will stick in the
backstop or will be deflected toward the ground where we will have plywood
covered with carpet to help protect our knives.
Ther will also be a
staging area exactly 10 feet behind the thrower's line a 22 feet so that
throwers waiting their turn will be a safe distance away from the thrower in
case a missed knife becomes airborne.
area, at least 25 feet in front of the targets and all areas on the sides and
behind the targets, will be roped off with only one opening as shown in Fig. B.
to make an entrance and exit for the throwers. No one will be allowed to walk
behind or to the sides of the targets while a practice or a competition is in
There will be a range officer in charge of the throwing
range during all practice sessions and competitions. The range officer's main
responsibility is to ensure safety during practice sessions and competitions,
to score the thrower's knives, and to watch for throwers stepping over the
line. Anyone disagreeing with the range officer can protest his call to the
Each contestant will be issued a number. The range
officer will call the first four throwers to the staging area. He will then
call the first thrower to the first target.
Each thrower will be
allowed to throw only one knife at each target. Each thrower will be allowed
three practice throws to help determin their distance away from the target at
the beginning of the first set only.
The range officer will then call
the first thrower to the first taget. After their practice throws the next
throw will be scored. After the throw, the thrower will step back to the
staging line and the range officer will call the second thrower to the
thrower's line in front of the second target. The second, third and fourth
throwers will repeat the same scenario until all the throwers have thrown. The
range officer will then call each thrower to stand in front of their target
while he scores the knife. The range officer will straighten the knife to a 90
degree angle to the target face, and the highest number ring that the blade
cuts will be your score. The tip or point of the knife has to penetrate the
target face to score.
If the thrower has any objection to the scoring
of the knife, he or she may protest to the protest committee.
the scoring of the knives, the throwers will go back to the throwing line with
each thrower advancing to the next target.
This series of events can
be continued any number of times according to the number of throwers and
Anyone stepping on or over the throwing line will
receive a zero for that throw.
Governing Tomahawk Throwing
All hawks must be of traditional
style, metal head and wooden handle or shaft. No modern, all steel integral
head and shaft models. Wooden handles must be between 15 and 19 inches measured
from bottom tip of handle to top of hawk head. The cutting edge of the hawk
blade must be no longer than 4 inches (see Figure A.). The hawk must make one
full revolution and stick in the target withh the handle pointing down. As in
the knife throw, the throwers score will be the highest ring on the target that
the blade cuts. The hawk must remain in the target long enough for the judge to
score. The minimum distance line from the target will be 14 feet (see Figure