Over 400 axe throwers around the world - from Murfreesboro, to California to New Zealand - are facing off through the Quarantine Axe Throwing League, a virtual tournament which allows axe throwers to stay connected while in self-isolation. Murfreesboro Axe was forced to close its doors in order to limit the spread of COVID19, but that hasn't stopped several of our league members and coaches from practicing their passion. They've built outdoor targets in backyards, garages and parking lots, and are filming their games in order to challenge competitors hundreds or thousands of miles away. Since starting on Tuesday (already attracting 430 players with 630 games a week on the roster) the league has proven to be a great way to help people stay active, stay positive and stay home in order to fight the spread of the virus.
Murfreesboro Axe is also hoping to start a local quarantine league if we can get enough backyard targets out to those who want to join in. Some axe throwers are keeping a video diary to send to an LA-based filmmaker who is planning a documentary called Axing Out COVID19.
Background: The Quarantine Axe Throwing League is organized by the World Axe Throwing League, the global governing body for urban axe throwing, a sport which continues to grow in popularity. QATL players connect on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/