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August 23-25 2024

Thirsk, N.Yorkshire , UK

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The World Double Bit Championship is coming to the UK!

Axemore Throwing Club,  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 is held in the United Kingdom.

The event is sanctioned by the Global Axe-throwing Commission, the international governing body for double bit axe throwing. They 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.

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What to Expect

A bit on what we aim to be able to provide for the big weekend

Huge competition

We aim to have up to 200 competitors from all over the world come to compete in the biggest championship yet.

With competition over 3 days in 5 categories, we are aiming to make sure everyone who takes part gets a decent amount of throwing in.


To add to the show of the competition, there will be have-a-go areas for axe and knife throwing, other entertainment is to be confirmed.

Local Market

There is a huge amount of space at the venue so we will be inviting a host of local businesses to hold stalls of all kinds, so there should be something for everyone to take home as a memento.

If you would like to hold a stall, please get in touch.

Lots of spectators

The event will be open to the general public with a low cost of entry and interest so far has been high, hopefully this leads to a lot of spectators and newcomers to the sport.

The Competition

World Championships

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.

To get an idea of what the championships are like, please head over to @AxemoreThrowing on YouTube where we have put together a playlist of some of the coverage from the 2022 event. Uploaded by @WildAxeTV

  • In 2019, the event was held in Hallefors, Sweden with around 170 athletes from 14 nations compete.

  • In 2022, it was hosted in Nova Scotia, Canada and saw around 112 athletes from 10 countries compete.
    This was broadcast on TSN in Canada, getting over 500k viewers over the 19 times the episodes aired.

  • In 2024, due to high interest, we are planning to host around 200 competitors from 10+ countries.

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The Venue

Thirsk Racecourse

The location & accessibility of Thirsk makes it an excellent option for the event. It is very easy to get to by road and rail along with links to airports in the north east and Manchester.

The racecourse regularly hosts events that attract thousands of visitors, we aim to be able to boast the same by offering not only some great competition in a unique sport but also have something for everyone who attends.

Onsite facilities will also be available for caravans & camping.


We believe this will be a unique opportunity for advertising at an emerging sporting event that will have audiences from around the world, both in person and online.

Sponsors will benefit from exposure to the large double bit axe throwing community along with the thousands of spectators at the event, who will be able to not only watch the competition but have a go themselves in a dedicated axe & knife throwing area amongst other entertainment.

We have several sponsorship packages available that include benefits such as free day/weekend passes, inclusion in promotional materials & social media campaigns, award/title naming rights amongst other things, and we would be happy to discuss any sponsorship options with you further.

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Interested in Sponsorship or Stall holding?

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