Whips & Knife Workshops
We are delighted to say that the lovely Pete Gamble will be co-ordinating the Western Skills Village for the the EJC 2019.
We have knife and axe throwing in the capable hands of Alan K Parish, Roger Arnay and Mark Bond and the fantastic team from the Essex Back Yard Thowers, who will teach you from beginner up to competition standard. If you fancy a go at the World Knife Throwing Championships, which will be held on the site at the end of the week, then please scroll further down the page to find out how to enter.
Mark is also offering his very popular Archery range as well. In addition to all of these great activities we have a whole host of workshops and talented tutors lined up for whip cracking, lasso and gun spinning on offer every day from Beginners to Advanced with Master classses already confirmed from renowned international performers with more news on that to come.
We will have freestyle practice spaces inside and out to work on your routines and performance workshops to share and learn new ideas. It is an agricultural showground so don't expect shiny indoor sports hall but they are big and blessed with a slight homely scent of contented stock.
Plus, thanks to Ladislav Šín we will have an international competition practice area so you can prepare for The European Whip Cracking Chanmpionships which will be held later in the week.
9 days of Western Skills fun, bring it on!!
If you are interested in joining the team please contact via email [email protected]
Knife & Axe Throwing World Championship
The Eurothrowers will be holding a World Championship in knife and axe throwing, using Eurothrowers rules, on Thursday 8th August, Friday 9th August, Saturday 10th August and Sunday 11th August at the Newark Showground in conjunction with the European Juggling Convention. There will be precision events in knives from 3, 5 and 7 metres. And precision events in axes from 4, 5 and 7 metres.
The top 30 throwers in those events will go through to the World Championship. There will also be speed throwing, long distance throwing, silhouette throwing, a Duel Cup and mystery games.
If you wish to take part you will need to email John for more information and the cost to enter will be £55 per thrower. This cost is separate to the EJC entry ticket. The entry email address is [email protected]
To stay in the loop for this event why not pop over to the Facebook Event page