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 World Knife Throwing Championship participate in Qualifying Throws.

Structure for the 2022 WKTC Open Qualifiers:

  1. 2022 WATC Qualifiers will run from 12:01 AM EST August 20th, 2022 – 11:59 PM EST September 25th, 2022
  2. All who wish to participate may do so. 
  3. Qualifying Throws take place in person at a WKTL venue to qualify players for WATC
  4. Throwers will be allowed only one scored submission per discipline. Scores will be submitted via the WKTL web-app by a certified WKTL judge
    • Self-scoring is not permitted, for any reason
  5. QT Throws
    1. Knife Qualifiers will consist of 50 throws
      1. The first set of 5 throws will be from the 10ft fault line, then the next set of 5 throws will be from the 15ft fault line. Then back to the 10ft line, rotating back and forth between the two distances every 5 throws.
      2. Knives will be retrieved on the 3rd and 5th throw of each 5 throw set.
    2. Mandatory Killshot on every 5th throw
      1. Standard league play of open Killshots does not apply, Killshots do not have to be alternated
      2. Killshots will be all or nothing similar to the WATL style of throwing. If the killshot is missed, the score is marked as 0. 
    3. 10 overtime Killshot throws (used as tie-breakers)
      1. Killshots do not have to be alternated
      2. Overtime killshots may be thrown no closer than the 10ft fault line
  6. Venues set a time to hold their Qualifiers before the stated deadline
  7. Local venues must have at least one WKTL Certified Judge on-premise to judge throws and collect scores
    1. Any thrower found to be scoring themselves will be disqualified.
  8. For Throwers that do not have a WKTL venue readily accessible, or are not within a 2 hour travel distance between your primary residence and your closest participating WKTL venue, please contact WKTL via email for information on Qualifiers.
  9. Throws must be scored using the WKTL official targets. No exceptions.
  10. All throws must be recorded on video (this is the responsibility of the thrower, venues are encouraged to help facilitate this). Videos must conform to the stated format:
    • It will be required in your submitted video to show the App being opened at the beginning of your qualifying attempt. At the end of the qualifying attempt, your video must show the scores being posted to the leaderboard.
    • During each throw, the thrower, fault line, and target must be visible.
    • Players must stay behind the fault line and wait for their score to be called before crossing.
    • Certified Judges MUST speak in a loud, clear, and concise voice, indicating the score of that throw.
    • Refer to this video for correct camera placement.
    • Videos will be uploaded via YouTube or Google Drive link and submitted directly to WKTL@worldknifethrowingleague.com no later than 11:59 PM EST September 25th, 2022. 
      • Any videos submitted after the deadline will be disqualified from receiving entry.

WKTC Information

The 2022 World Knife Throwing Championships will be taking place in Appleton, Wisconsin in conjunction with the World Axe Throwing Championship from WATL!

The Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Downtown Appleton will host the WATC and WKTC from Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4.

Details regarding the location, prize pool, and accommodations are available through the link below.