World Knife Throwing League

2022 U.S. Open Tournament

Minneapolis, MN

First-ever dedicated broadcast for a knife throwing tournament!

ESPN2

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WKTL US Open

TORO KNIVES

Now Available for pre-order

We're excited to bring you the Toro Knives that you know and love. Visit our store to pre-order and get them as soon as possible.

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NEW KNIFE LINEUP

WKTL APPROVED THROWING KNIVES

The World Knife Throwing League has precision designed throwing knives to allow you the best quality of competition from day one. These knives will be available for purchase in sets of three.

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Growing The Sport of Knife Throwing

Leading the Sport of Knife Throwing into MainStream Success

  • 3 Countries
  • 80+ Locations
  • 30+ Affiliated
    Companies
  • TBA Knife Throwers
  • 1 Advanced
    Knife Throwing
    Software

WKTL's Mission Statement

The World Knife Throwing League (WKTL) is the global governing body & league for the sport of knife throwing. Our mandate is to grow and strengthen the sport of knife throwing internationally by welcoming global knife throwing clubs to join our organization. Our mission is to bring the sport of knife throwing throughout the world through our members.

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Our Benefits

  • Standardized Rules
    • The WKTL offers standardized rules and regulations for competition amongst players on a global scale.​
    • These official standards include throwing distance, scoring for regular and tie-breaker play, official tournament structure, minimum and maximum participant requirements for competitive play, target design, and required equipment.
  • League Rules
    • Knife throwing leagues are designed for accessibility for anyone who enjoys the sport.​
    • We host regional leagues 4 times a year. Standard training techniques, scoring, and additional features ensure all league members find the competition challenging, fair, and accessible.
  • Promotion & Growth
    • The WKTL assists its members in all areas of commercial development in the realm of knife throwing. We can offer strategies and direct assistance with finding the right business location, maintaining a calendar and fluid booking system, hiring, branding, and a wide array of marketing strategies.
  • Safety Protocols & Procedures
    • We promote safety across all knife throwing facilities recognized by the WKTL.
    • The safety regulations include but aren't limited to ratio of certified knife throwing coaches per each throwing lane based on number of participants, throw countdowns, knife retrieval, barrier and backdrop construction, lane size and clearance, and rigorous employee training that maximizes competition, fun, and safety.
  • Global & Local Competition
    • Knife throwing competitions are hosted locally 4 times a year with one world competition, crowning the World knife Throwing Champion.
  • Global Exposure
    • Members of the WKTL are afforded all the perks and notoriety of conforming to the international standard of knife throwing excellence. Governing more knife throwing facilities, tournaments, and leagues than any other body in the world, we set the global standard for practice and innovation. This prestige attracts press, business, and unites business professionals in a common goal for expansion.
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WKTC Open Qualifier 2022

2022 WKTC Qualifiers will run from 12:01 AM EST August 20th, 2022 – 11:59 PM EST September 25th, 2022 It is highly recommended that all players that have not already secured a bid for the…

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Do you have a Knife Throwing facility?

Interested in WKTL?

Joining the World Knife Throwing League (WKTL) provides companies with the advantage of legitimizing and growing their knife throwing business while complying with the global standards of the sport. We provide consulting for our members to help get their facilities set up, insured, operational and aid in marketing their facility to the media. We are here to help grow the sport of knife throwing.

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Software for the Industry

WKTL has created the ultimate software package for the industry. It allows you to run official WKTL leagues, as well as host your own tournaments. Our engineering staff is constantly working hard to build new features such as broadcasting scores to TV lanes, and much more... If you own a knife throwing facility and want to learn more about the benefits of WKTL or the software, please get in touch with us.

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Knife Throwing rules

World Knife Throwing League Rules

WKTL offers standardized rules and regulations for competition amongst players on a global scale. These official standards include throwing distance, scoring for regular and tie-breaker play, official tournament structure, minimum and maximum participant requirements for competitive play, target design, and required equipment.

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Become a Champion

Become a Champion

Are you looking to become a league member at a WKTL facility? We have members all over the world. To participate and become a part of our knife throwing leagues, please click below to find a WKTL Location near you.

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WKTC Open Qualifier 2022

WKTC Open Qualifier 2022

2022 WKTC Qualifiers will run from 12:01 AM EST August 20th, 2022 – 11:59 PM EST September 25th, 2022 It is highly recommended that all players that have not already secured a bid for the...

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The 2nd Annual World Knife Throwing Championship is coming to Appleton, Wisconsin, December 1-4, 2022

The 2nd Annual World Knife Throwing Championship is coming to Appleton, Wisconsin, December 1-4, 2022

The best knife throwers in the world will compete for a place in the finals, to be broadcast on ESPN, and for a prize pool of $50,000! We are extremely excited to announce that the...

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