September 25, 2015

TOURNAMENT RULES

[NOTE: Beneath is a complete list of tournament rules. It’s lengthy, but included all in one place as a resource. If you want to find specific rules, use drop down menu above.]

 

KNIFE AND HAWK THROWERS

 

Gold Cup Knife throwing Rules:
The IKTHOF Gold Cup Knife tournament will use a double elimination system to determine a winner in a fair and equitable manner. Each thrower will throw the same three knives for each distance: 1⁄2 spin (2meters 6ft.6 inches min.) by the blade, 1 spin (3 meters 9ft 10 inches11 ft. min.) by the handle, 1 1⁄2 spin (4 meters 13 ft 2 inches. min.) by the blade, 2 spins ( 5 meters 16 ft. 5 inches. min.) by the handle, 2 1⁄2 spins ( 6 meters 19 ft.8 inches min.) by the blade, and 3 spins ( 7 meters 23 ft. min.) by the handle.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 knives of the same length and style. Knives must be at least 12 inches long and no longer that 16 inches. It is very strongly suggested that knives weigh at least one ounce per inch or heavier to compete for safety of the person in the next lane.

Gold Cup Tomahawk throwing rules:
The IKTHOF Gold Cup Tomahawk tournament will use a double elimination system to determine a winner in a fair and equitable manner. Each thrower will throw the same three Tomahawks for each distance: 1 spin (3 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 1 1⁄2 spin (4 meters.) handle up blade facing backwards before the throw, 2 spins ( 5 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 2 1⁄2 spins ( 7 meters ) handle up blade facing backwards before the throw, and 3 spins ( 9 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw..
Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5points.), 20cm ring (worth 4points.), a 30cm outer ring (worth 3points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Tomahawks are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 Tomahawks of the same length and style.
3 Hawks will be required with 13 inch handles or longer and no more than a 4 1/2 inch cutting edge.

THROWING DIVISIONS: IKTHOF TOURNAMENTS:

AMATEUR KNIFE DIVISION

Conventional Tournament Knife throwers that have not been ranked in an IKTHOF tournament and have not reached the score of 200 points or have not ranked Expert Amateur Division with 200 points or better. Or have not been ranked in the IKTHOF NON TOURNAMENT Ranking system with a score of 200 or better may enter the Amateur Knife Throwing Division
World Championship 3 target, 4 distance , 4 lane IKTHOF Amateur conventional knife throwing competition . 3 knives will be required. Each thrower will throw the same three Knives for each distance: Distances are (2 meters), Half spin by the Blade,( 3 meters ) one spin by the Handle, ( 4 meters ) one and a half spin by the Blade and ( 5 meters ) two spin by the handle. All designated meters are minimum distances. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 knives of the same length and style. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 knives of the same length and style. Knives must be at least 12 inches long and no longer that 16 inches. It is very strongly suggested that knives weigh at least one ounce per inch or heavier to compete for safety of the person in the next lane.

Amateur knife Division 1-99 points Novice, 100-199 Intermediate ,
200 – 240 Expert

AMATEUR HAWK DIVISION

Conventional Tournament Hawk throwers that have not been ranked in an IKTHOF tournament and have not reached the score of 140 points Or have not been ranked in the IKTHOF NON TOURNAMENT Ranking system with a score of 140 or better may enter the Amateur Hawk Division.
The World Championship 3 target, 3 distance, 4 lane IKTHOF Amateur division conventional tomahawk competition. 3 hawks will be required. Each thrower will throw the same three Tomahawks for each distance: distances are 1 spin (3 meters.) blade facing forward before the throw, 1 1⁄2 spin (4 meters.) blade facing backwards before the throw, 2 spins ( 5 meters.) blade facing forward before the throw. Tomahawks are scored as they stick, and each thrower must throw the same Hawks from all distances and have 3 Hawks of the same length and style. Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Hawks are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 hawks of the same length and style. The targets will be thrown from left to right. Heights of targets are top targets 60 inches to center, Center target 50-inches to center; 3 Hawks will be required with 13 inch handles or longer and no more than a 4 1/2 inch cutting edge.
Amateur hawk Division 1- 99 Novice, 100 – 139 Intermediate
140 – 180 Expert

IKTHOF SENIOR DIVISION HAWK

The World Championship 3 target, 3 distance, 4 lane IKTHOF senior division conventional tomahawk competition. 3 hawks will be required. Each thrower will throw the same three Tomahawks for each distance: distances are 1 spin (3 meters.) blade facing forward before the throw, 1 1⁄2 spin (4 meters.) blade facing backwards before the throw, 2 spins ( 5 meters.) blade facing forward before the throw. Tomahawks are scored as they stick, and each thrower must throw the same Hawks from all distances and have 3 Hawks of the same length and style.Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 hawks of the same length and style. The targets will be thrown from left to right. Heights of targets are top targets 60 inches to center, Center target 50-inches to center; 3 Hawks will be required with 13 inch handles or longer and no more than a 4 1/2 inch cutting edge.
Senior Hawk Division 1- 99 Novice, 100 – 139 Intermediate
140 to 180 Expert

IKTHOF SENIOR DIVISION KNIFE

The World Championship 3 target, 4 distance, 4 lane IKTHOF senior division conventional tomahawk competition. 3 hawks will be required. Each thrower will throw the same three Knives for each distance: distances are 1/2 spin (2 meters.) by the blade, 1 spin (3 meters.) by the handle , 1 1/2 spin ( 4 meters.) by the blade and 2 spin (5 meters) by the handle. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must throw the same Knives from all distances and have 3 Knives of the same length and style.Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Targets will be thrown from left to right. Heights of targets are top targets 60 inches to center, Center target 50-inches to center; 3 knives will be required .  Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 knives of the same length and style. Knives must be at least 12 inches long and no longer that 16 inches. It is very strongly suggested that knives weigh at least one ounce per inch or heavier to compete for safety of the person in the next lane.

1-99 Novice 100-199 Intermediate 200-240 Expert

Professional Knife thrower:

A professional conventional Knife or Hawk thrower is a by definition a Knife and Hawk thrower who throws both Knives and Hawks for conventional competition with Money involved for the top Throwers of the day. First time throwers wishing to throw in the pro Division may do so regardless of past scores.Any Knife thrower scoring in the expert category of an IKTHOF Amateur throw MUST enter the Pro Division or the Senior Division if eligible. Any Hawk thrower scoring in the expert category of an IKTHOF Amateur throw Must enter the Pro division or the Senior Division if eligible.
Throwers will throw the professional Division Hawk and Knife if they have scored EXPERT in either knife or Hawk and are not eligible for the Senior Division .Throwers will combine the scores of both Pro Knife and Pro Hawk to be eligible for monetary rewards.
The amount of money received by the top scoring throwers will be determined by the number of participants in the professional throwing ranks throwing both Knife and Hawk.
All Throwers will throw 3 knives at 3 targets moving back to the next distance after each three knives, 4 times total per distance for a total of 60 knives, 15 knives on four separate ranges for a total of 300 points . Minimum distances are:1 spin by the handle (3 meters 9ft 10 inches. min.),1 1⁄2 spin by the blade (4 meters 13 ft. 2 inches. min.),2 spins by the handle( 5 meters 16 ft 5 inches. min.),2 1⁄2 spins by the blade ( 6 meters 19 ft.8 inches min.) 3 spin by the handle ( 7 Meters ). Targets will have 10 mm or 4 inch center (worth 5points.), 20cm ring (worth 4points.), a 30cm outer ring (worth 3points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points. And a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must throw the same knives from all distances and have 3 knives of the same length and style. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 knives of the same length and style. Knives must be at least 12 inches long and no longer that 16 inches. It is very strongly suggested that knives weigh at least one ounce per inch or heavier to compete for safety of the person in the next lane.
Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. The targets will be thrown from left to right. Heights of targets are top targets 60 inches to center, Center target 50-inches to center;

Pro. Knife 1-99 Novice, Intermediate 100-199, Expert 200-249, Masters 250-300

IKTHOF PROFESSIONAL DIVISION HAWK
The in the 3 target, 5 distance, 4 lane Professional Conventional Hawk throwers IKTHOF Conventional Competition. 3 Hawks will be required with 13 inch handles or longer and no more than a 4 1/2 inch cutting edge. Each thrower will throw the same three Tomahawks for each distance: 1 spin (3 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 1 1⁄2 spin (4 meters.) handle up blade facing backwards before the throw, 2 spins ( 5 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw, 2 1⁄2 spins ( 7 meters ) handle up blade facing backwards before the throw, and 3 spins ( 9 meters.) handle down blade facing forward before the throw.. Tomahawks are scored as they stick. All designated meters are minimum distances.Hawks are scored as they stick, and each thrower must throw the same Hawks from all distances and have 5 hawks of the same length and style.Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. The targets will be thrown from left to right. Heights of targets are top targets 60 inches to center, Center target 50-inches to center;

Pro. 1-99 Novice, Intermediate 100-199, Expert 200-249, Masters 250-300

Open Division: NO SPIN COMPETITION

All throwers No Spin throwers,Amateurs Spin throwers, Seniors or Professional conventional throwers may enter the no spin competition.No Spin Knife Throwing

Rules and Regulations
IKTHOF “No-Spin” Event
The event will consist of 60 throws from 5 distances: 3 throws per distance and 4 rounds. The 3 targets are set to be thrown from left to right. Standard IKTHOF targets will be used along with traditional scoring with 5 points awarded to the center bulls-eye, 4 to the outer circle, etc. If a target is struck unintentionally and out of order it will count as zero (no score).
The knife must be thrown with a “No-Spin” technique, which means it completes an approximate ¼ rotation or less. In some cases the knife’s handle will lead the knife on release. This is technically a larger rotation than a ¼ spin but since the knife was held by the handle, it is considered a no-spin or ¼ spin throw and is permissive. Since there are several techniques in performing a no-spin upon release, as long as the knife is held by the handle, and hits the target point first without a rotation greater than described above, it is permissible.
Knives
Three (3) near identical knives are needed for this event. The knives and the competitors technique will be approved before hand by the Range Master on a practice lane to make sure the competitors technique is acceptable, safe for viewers/competitors and that the knives stay within the following rules:
The knives used will not exceed 16” (40.64cm) long from tip to handle.
The minimum length is 10” (25.4cm) from tip to handle.
The minimum weight is 8oz (226g).
Bo Shuriken or Spikes longer than 10” (25.4cm) and less than 16” (40.64cm) in length and at least 5oz (141.7g) in total weight are also permitted and encouraged. If the knife is untraditional or in question, the Range Master must approve the knife before competition.
Handles are permitted on knives, Bo Shuriken and Spikes. Any material is acceptable: Tape, Sports Wrap, Para-cord, and Twine with Epoxy coat, etc.
*Gyro knives, Flying Knives, or any other knife that allows air to pass through the handle to hinder spin is not permitted. Fletching, tassels, are also not permitted. In addition, a length of cordage or chain cannot be attached to the knife to be thrown like a rope-dart. Short spears are not permitted. The regulations for this event define a spear as over 13” (33.02cm) in length with a point/blade which length makes up for less than a third of the implements overall length.
Grips
The knife will be gripped by the handle. The point of the blade upon release is either pointing upwards or slightly toward target. At further distances, the point of the blade may be slightly beyond the 12:00 position (Technically, slightly above a ¼ spin). The knife can be held or palmed as high on the blade as one desires. However, the thrower is not permitted to touch the last inch of blade closest to the point when throwing. While not encouraged, the knife can be pinched in the same manner as one would pinch a spear.
*Note that sidearm releases are permissible.
*Note that underhand releases are NOT permissible.
Distances
The thrower must throw behind these respective lines:
2m (6’7”), 3m (9’10”), 4m (13’1”), 5m (16”5”) and 6m (19’8”).
If the competitor steps over the set boundary line, he will be warned by the lane official. If it happens again, the score for that throw will be zero (no score) regardless of the knife’s impact. If the competitor executes a sidearm throw, he is allowed to straddle the boundary of the lane but one foot must remain within the lane and behind the set distance. This must be done in a way that does not interfere with another competitor and if this proves to be too distracting he can allow the other thrower to proceed so there is a free lane to his left. If a competitor needs to step forward on each release, they are permitted to do so, as long as the final step is within the set boundary line.
Style
No-Spin is an instinctive style of throwing and has a variety of ways to perform the technique. Release, stance, arm motion, arm position and body movement and grip will vary. As long as the competitor stays within the defined rules and regulations as described above, we encourage you to have fun! Three IKTHOF regulation targets.Targets will have 10 cm or 4 inch center (worth 5 points.), 20cm ring (worth 4 points.), a 30 cm outer ring (worth 3 points.). A 40 cm ring worth 2 points and a 50 cm ring worth 1 point. Knives are scored as they stick, and each thrower must have 3 hawks of the same length and style. The targets will be thrown from left to right. Heights of targets are top targets 60 inches to center, Center target 50-inches to center;

Novice 1-199, Intermediate 100- 199, Expert 200 – 249, Masters 250 – 300