The Bullseye Buster, included with
membership fee, is a quarterly issue.
The following is an example article
from the July 1997 issue, Volume 3, Issue 2 (reprinted with AKTA
permission). "Sticking Point" will post
new articles on occasion in this section. [ed.]
2nd Annual AKTA
The 2nd Annual AKTA
Championships were a huge success. The states represented this year were
Florida, New Jersey, Iowa, Colorado, California, Indiana, Alabama, Maryland,
Massachusetts and, of course, South Carolina. We had a few members who could
not make it because of work and other scheduling problems. All in all, the
contest went smoother than last year with no problems. Special attention was
paid to safety. We had the throwing range roped off so that only one thrower
could enter the range. This year, we had the knife throwing event on Saturday
and the tomahawk competition on Sunday. This year we used a new target set-up
that I [Bobby Branton, ed.] had designed for this year's events. This new
set-up helped keep knives from bouncing all over the range.
The scores were higher this year in the knife competition and
the scores in the tomahawk competition were slightly lower. Since this was the
first year for hawks, I expect to see the scores a lot higher next year.
We'd like to thank all of the members who attended
this year's competition and special thanks to the members who helped with the
set-up and breakdown of the targets. I would especially like to thank Dan
Dennehy who stayed out at my place and helped me build and assemble the
targets, and for sharing his knowledge of throwing with me and other members.
It was a pleasure to spend time with a knowledgeable person such a Dan.
I also want to thank all of your for your kind words
and encouragement for my knife throwers museum. I have added more knives since
the event and want to thank the members who have donated knives and memorabilia
to make the museum even better. Maybe in future issues of the Bullseye
Buster I will feature photos of the knives in the museum.
Pat Minter, David
Smith, Arrowmaker St. Jacques
Brenda Branton, Cathy
Fine, Linda Koch
David Smith, Pat Minter, Arrowmaker St. Jacques
Brenda Branton, Linda Koch, Cathy Fine