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6th Annual "Hurlathon"

A Day At The Hurlathon!!!
by Daniel Clark

The Hurl-A-Thon was more fun than I deserve to have. Lee put on a terrific event with good food, good company and, of course, great throwing (even if the targets were "rustically" painted).

I found the most interesting aspect of the competition to be the qualifying rounds. I threw poorly in the knife qualifier and ended up in the Intermediate group only to follow it up with a score that would have won second place in the Master's group.

The funny thing is that I couldn't have been happier because I get a 1st place trophy instead of a 2nd place one and I won an engraved 1st place throwing knife donated by Joe Darrah. Thanks Joe, it makes a really swell award.

In the Hawk qualifier Rick pulled out a 41 to send Micah to the Intermediate group with me. It's tough to get in the Master's group when there are only three spots! But again this turned out great. Micah and I had a lot of fun competing head to head. We were exactly tied going into the last 20 hawks at two spins. It was tough, but Micah pulled it out and beat me by 10 points. If I had known he had that much left in him I would've put down my beer. If Rick had thrown 2 points less in the Qualifier, Micah would have ended up third in the Master's and I would have locked up the 1st place intermiate spot.

I'm telling you, those qualifying rounds are the wild cards in these events. I want to take a second to tell you all to keep your eye out for our new comrade Todd Abrams. This guy hasn't been able to practice consistantly in years and he was still able to shake off the rust and put up some very attractive numbers. He threw even better the following day. He is also a real nice guy.

Micah and I relentlessly ribbed him all weekend and he took it all in stride. I look forward to throwing with him again and worry about competing against him in the future.

Thanks to Matt for the excellent Atlatl lessons, I'm definitely going to try and make one. Finally, thanks to everyone involved for all the fun and keep practicing 'cause here comes the San Diego Chuckers.

Aloha,

"Dano" Clark
"You've got your problems;
I've got my Bowie knife."


Results
MASTER'S KNIFE
(12 FOOT SINGLE TURN - 40 THROWS
- 18 FOOT DISTANCE - 40 THROWS = TOTAL SCORE)

1st - Micah Posada 83 + 57 = 140
2nd - Burl Carl 91 + 38 = 127
3rd - Lee Fugatt - 79 + 40 = 119
4th = Todd Abrams - 67 + 44 = 111

INTERMEDIATE KNIFE
1st - Daniel Clark 74 + 55 = 129
2nd - Rick Lemberg - 60 + 39 = 99
3rd - Matthew Rapaport - 59 + 16 = 75
4th - Jeff Wronek - 47 + 12 = 59

NOVICE KNIFE
1st - Steve Compton - 67 + 22 = 90
2nd - Ernie Hewett - 57 + 14 = 71
3rd - Eli Lemberg 23 + 6 = 29
4th - Alex Lemberg

MASTER'S TOMAHAWK
(14 FOOT, SINGLE TURN - 40 THROWS)

1st - Lee Fugatt - 93 + 59 = 152
2nd - Burl Carl - 94 + 33 = 127
3rd - Rick Lemberg 76 + 29 = 105

INTERMEDIATE TOMAHAWK
1st - Micah Posada - 71 + 49 = 120
2nd - Daniel Clark - 73 + 37 = 110
3rd - Stave Compton - 75 + 26 = 101

NOVICE TOMAHAWK
1st - Todd Abrams - 65 + 25 = 90
2nd - Matthew Rapaport - 37 + 11 = 48
3rd - Eli Lemberg - 27 + 11 = 38

SPEAR THROW - OPEN
(points for 5 throws accuracy + distance score of 1 point per 10 feet on longest of 5 throws)

1st - Micah Posada - 9 + 10 (104ft) = 19 pts
2nd - Todd Abrams - 6 + 11 (116ft) = 17 pts
3rd - Steve Compton - 7 + 6 (61 ft) = 13pts
4th - Burl Carl - 4 + 8 (81ft) = 12pts
5th - Daniel Clark - 3 + 7 (78ft) = 10pts
6th - Rick Lemberg - 3 + 6 (68ft) = 9 pts


Congratulations to everyone involved!



Here are some fantastic pictures from the event that were sent in by Todd Abrams. Thanks a bunch for sharing them Todd! :-)

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
Here's a picture of the range before the event started.

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
Here is Rick Lemberg (Left) keeping score and Micah Posada (Right) up at the line!

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
Here is Lee Fugatt pulling his knives from the targets. That's a pretty nice round of throwin' Lee! :-)

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
Dan Clark - part of the San Diego Chuckers - throwing a rusty tent spike!

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
Burl Carl (aka The Destructor) knocking over the targets with his awesome throwing power! :-)))

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
Here are the targets before the event started...

6th Annual Hurlathon 2003 - Photo courtesy of Todd Abrams
... and here are the targets after it was all over!!!






WELCOME TO THE 6TH ANNUAL WESTERN MASTERS KNIFE, TOMAHAWK AND SPEAR THROWING COMPETITION!

Are you ready for something different? Join the PACIFIC KNIFE THROWERS ASSOCIATION AND 2 TIME INTERNATIONAL KNIFE THROWING CHAMPION LEE FUGATT for a unique tournament experience!

Watch as competitive knife throwers from around the world demonstrate this fascinating skill!

Learn how to throw a knife, tomahawk or spear yourself! Eat a great BBQ and have a great time around the fire!

DID YOU KNOW?

That there is an INTERNATIONALLY SANCTIONED knife, tomahawk and spear throwing competition held once a year here in Redding, CA!

That it will be held this year on May 23, 24, 25 on a farm off of Robledo road just north of Palo Cedro!

That there will be prizes and trophies for the competitors!

That there will be classes and seminars taught by some of the best competitive throwers in the country including your own neighbor 2 time International Knife Throwing Champion Lee Fugatt!

That there will be a big BBQ after the competition featuring all sorts of goodies!

Admission: $10.00 .......This includes all classes conducted on all three days! (some charges for materials may apply) , the BBQ and entry into the initial qualifying rounds.**

ENTRY FEES:

Novice Knife Throwing 12 & 18 foot......... $5.00
Novice Tomahawk Throw 14 foot...............$5.00
Novice Spear Accuracy plus Distance *.......$5.00

Intermediate Knife Throwing 12 & 18 foot....$10.00
Intermediate Tomahawk 14 & 24 foot...$10.00
Intermediate Spear Accuracy plus Distance...$10.00

Masters Knife Throwing 12 & 18 foot throws..$25.00
Masters Tomahawk Throw 14 & 24 foot throws..$25.00
Masters Spear accuracy plus Distance .......$10.00

**Competitors may enter any or all competitions based on their scores in the qualifying events.

The scores will be added up for the qualifiers and the top 20% (or top 15 whichever is smaller) are eligible to compete in the Masters level.

The next group will be the middle 50% with the lower group made up of the remaining 30%. This allows beginners to compete against beginners and so on.

No Masters Level thrower will be allowed to compete as a Novice. However, anyone who has never before competed may compete as either a Novice or as an Intermediate should they be confident enough!

There will be prizes for 1st place in every event! With trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place in each event!

RULES & REGULATIONS

KNIVES:
Knives can be of any type you wish but must be a minimum of 12 inches long and sturdy enough to withstand the severe impacts of competition. Sharp edges are not advised nor are handle materials that tend to shatter.

TOMAHAWKS:
Hawks and axes must have at least a 15 inch haft and can have no more than a 4 inch edge. Double bitted axes may be used but one edge will be taped and a stick with that edge, or a butt spike, will not count.

SPEARS:
Spears must be between 3 feet long and 7 feet long and have no fletching or other stabilizing devices attached. Spears need to be sturdy enough to throw into a wooden target without breaking. We will have some loaner equipment on site but it is limited.

SAFETY:
All spectators and competitors will be responsible for range safety and for staying behind or in front of safety lines as marked. Rowdy or dangerous behavior or Failure to follow the instructions put out by the range officers and score keepers may result in ejection from the tournament. We want you to be safe.

ADMISSION AND FEES:
Admission entitles the payer to attend any or all events as a spectator or as a student at the various classes on throwing techniques and making of equipment. It further gives access to the payer only to the BBQ (A Potluck by Tradition and BYOB!) and Awards Ceremony on Saturday Night.

Fees for entry to the events must be paid in advance of each event to compete. They are needed to pay for not only the trophies but a lot of the food you'll be eating so cough it up! :-)

COME JOIN THE FUN!!!

For directions or more info:

Lee Fugatt
lpndolfn@c-zone.net
530 275-4002




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