Schedule and rules


  • 09:00 to 09:45:
    Issuing of start numbers and final team composition.
  • As soon as you have your starting number, everyone will have a trial throw on each of the competition targets.
  • 09:45: opening ceremony.
  • 10:00: competition start
  • Around 19:00 award ceremony and closing.

Afterwards we can relax. Well-being is ensured-there is a chicken grill, snacks and drinks.

Competition mode:

  • Preliminary round / qualification: each thrower will have 18 throws (6 throws on 3 targets), which are thrown directly one after the other. The points from the preliminary round determine the placement and thus, whether someone moves into the final rounds or not (Exception: Wildcard winners who will – independent of the points of the preliminary round – enter in the first final round).
    Furthermore, the points of the preliminary round also count toward the placement of the team.
  • Optional: Should time allow, the teams will have the opportunity after the preliminary round to improve their points. Each team will receive 6 throws (2 throws per team member).
  • Women: After the preliminary round, the 6 best women plus 2 wildcard winners qualify for the women’s semifinals. There each receives another 12 throws. Afterwards, the best 4 women go forward into the final to determine the Swiss champion. The final will be decided by 6 throws each
  • Men: There are slots for 20 competitors in the men’s quarter-finals (16 competitors plus 4 wildcard winners). Each competitor will have 12 throws. The 12 best throwers will advance to the semi-finals. From this the best 4 throwers will be determined. The finalists will have (as in the women’s final) 6 throws.
  • Teams: In the team finals, the 12 best teams advance. Here each team gets 6 throws (2 per team member). After this round, the best 8 teams will advance and also get 6 throws per team. In the final the last four teams compete against each other in a direct comparison. Again, each team has 6 litters (2 throws per team member).


  • The referees will only consider the visible part of the axe blade for scoring. They will not touch or move the axe to see if a higher score can possibly be achieved. In case of doubt, they are required to decide in favor of the thrower. However, if ambiguity arises, this may be challenged by the competitor, but as already mentioned the axe must not be touched.
  • Equal Score: If competitors / teams have the same score, there will be a “throw-off”. In the throw-off, each participant has 3 throws available. Throw-offs happen when the following are at stake: a final placement (in singles up to 6th place, in the team to 4th place), or to move into the next round.
  • Test throws: Test throws are available at the first throw of each round. When moving to a different target there is no renewed test throw.

The two training targets can be used from about 08:00 in the morning on the day of the competition.