5070 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite B
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tribal Axe is an official member of the World Axe Throwing League

WATL Axe Throwing League Fall 2021 | Tribal Axe

Join the Best League in Town

People that join our Axe Throwing League are probably the coolest people you’ll meet.

League play is once per week for 7 weeks with a playoff on week 8.  Each League day you’ll play in 4 matches and accumulate points all season.  There is also a tournament at the end of the season to determine the league champion.

Spring 2023 League Sign Ups are OPEN!

There are many new updates for 2023.
Get the latest rules and guidelines here

Gameplay Rules

  • Each league night allows every participant 4 matches.
  • Each match is played against different opponents, selected at random and consists of the following:
    • 10 throws per match.
    • In each match, players will take 5 throws then switch sides.
      • This ensures fair play when there’s varying density in wood.
    • The winner of the match will be the person with the most points after 10 throws.
    • In the event of a tie after 10 throws, there will be sudden death:
      • The players will throw again (11th time) and the winner will be the person that scores the higher points during that throw.
      • If both players tie again, they must continue with sudden death throws until there is a winner.
      • Points are not counted or tallied during sudden death.
  • The match points and win/loss then be recorded and uploaded to the leaderboards.
  • After 7 weeks, the 8th and final week of each season will be the playoffs and final match to determine the season champion.
Tribal Axe WATL
Photo Credit to Jesse Hummel @Throvv



Axes must be inside the black line in order to count for that value:

  • 6 points for the bullseye
  • 5 points for the 1st ring (defined as the unmarked area between the bullseye and black ring around bullseye area)
  • 4 points for the 2nd ring
  • 3 points for the 3rd ring
  • 2 points for the 4th ring.
  • 1 point for the 5th ring.
  • 8 points for the Killshot.
  • If the axe falls before the presiding official scores the axe, the axe is counted as a drop

For all the details on scoring check out WATL Scoring.

Axe Head Scoring


Late Players and/or Early Departures

  • Players are allowed to arrive up to 1 hour late, after official league start time.
  • Players are allowed to leave up to 1 hour early, prior to the end of the scheduled official league time.
  • If a player arrives late, after the 1 hour official start time or leaves earlier than the 1 hour league completion time:
    • The player that was scheduled to go against him will be granted an automatic win, but will perform 10 throws and have their points recorded.
    • The late player will automatically receive a loss and a zero for all throws.
  • Exceptions are allowed with consent of opposing players affected that day and approval from referee.


  • Players are allowed to miss up to 2 days of regulation play during the season and make up their matches and throws in subsequent weeks:
    • Players must make up any missed matches by week 7, otherwise, a loss will be attributed to their absence with a score of 0.
    • No missed matches and throws are to be performed during week 8 (playoffs) – the seven week mark is the cut off.
  • In order to miss a regulation league night, players are required to give a minimum 1 day notice to the referee of their absence.

Playoff Exception

  • Players are required to arrive to the playoffs at the start of regulation play.
  • If a player is not present when their match begins, a 10 minute grace period will be offered.
    • If the player does not show up, they will forfeit their match and the player that is present will be awarded the win.
    • If the player arrives during their grace period, but is late for their next match, they will be immediately disqualified.