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Open House Axe Throwing At BATL

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This is a final reminder that all BATL venues across North America will be offering FREE open house axe throwing this coming Thursday April 26th from 7 - 10PM.  This is our way to say thank you to the thousands of guests that have visited The Backyard Axe Throwing League since our inception in 2006 - and to give an opportunity for those that have never got around to checking us out! It'll be a party, that's for sure.

Our skilled coaches will be on hand to give one on one instruction and make sure that you're sticking bullseyes in no time.  All of our coaches are also league members with plenty of experience, meaning that they are the best in the world at what they do.  Since it all began in our backyard 11 years ago, we've been cultivating the best axe throwers in the world - and you could be next!

In addition to our free open house on April 26th, our newest location will be opening in Novi, Michigan (just outside of Detroit) - hosting open house axe throwing each and every Friday and Saturday evening (from 6 - 9pm) throughout the month of May.  BATL Novi will be the premier axe throwing facility in metro Detroit.  Our venue is located at Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk near West Oaks Shopping Center, and is capable of hosting parties ranging from 2 – 100 + people.  BATL Novi will be our 14th location in North America, and will boast everything that the Backyard Axe Throwing League has become famous for – the best urban axe throwing in the world.  This includes private event bookings for groups of 2 and up (perfectly suited for bachelor/bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building events, and much more), in addition to our public walk-in sessions and weekly league play under the National Axe Throwing Federation umbrella.  Mark your calendars starting May 4th and Join the BATL, Detroit!

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BATL Staff Sunday With Mary

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Meet Mary, a coach at our BATL Toronto location.  Mary applied to an online posting on a whim and threw her first axe the following week. That first axe, and the twenty or so that followed were terrible, but joining Monday Black League at Villiers helped with that. Almost two years later, what she thought would be just another part time job at the Backyard Axe Throwing League has become a passion, and she’s still excited to come to work each day--especially after a morning shift at her other boring retail job.  Seriously, throwing axes after five hours of customer service is nothing if not therapeutic.

On her few weekends off, you can find Mary pursuing her other passion cosplaying as Harley Quinn, the X-Men, and more at various local comic and anime conventions. She also recently guested in a series of YouTube cosplay videos, and occasionally blog about comic book movies.   Glad to have you on the team, Mary!

Open House At All BATL Locations April 26th

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The time is almost here.  This coming Thursday April 26th all 13 BATL venues across North America will be offering free open house axe throwing from 7-10 PM.  It's a way for us to say thank to you to all of the guests that have visited The Backyard Axe Throwing league over the past 11 years.  We've hosted thousands of parties, translating to millions of axes thrown and many a fun time had.

If you've never thrown an axe before but always wanted to give it a try, this is your chance!  Our skilled coaches are the best at what they do, and will be on hand to guide you one on one in our safe and controlled environment.  BATL pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006, so it's no surprise that we're the worlds most respected axe throwing venue.

With BATL locations in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, London, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Pickering, Squamish, Nashville, and Chicago (plus locations opening soon in Scottsdale, Detroit, Dallas, and many more) throwing axes has never been easier.  All Backyard Axe Throwing League venues across North America offer public walk-in axe throwing, weekly league play, and private events for groups of 6 and up (perfectly suited for adult birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate team building events, and much more). Stop by with your friends and family at any location during our open house to see what all the fuss is about!  It's time to Join the BATL!

NBC Nightly News Visits BATL Chicago

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News anchor Lester Holt recently paid a visit to BATL Chicago to check out the scene.  He put it best himself - everyone from millennial hipsters to bachelorette parties want to get in on the action, and we can't blame them.  Since we pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing in 2006, its taken the world by storm.  You can watch the full segment here.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League opened in Chicago in 2017 and has been serving the state of Illinois and its surroundings with the best urban axe throwing experience possible - with the expertly trained coaching staff on hand to guide you one on one to the bullseye.  BATL Chicago offers private event bookings for groups of 2 and up, perfectly suited for adult birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate functions, or just an outing with friends!  We also offer public walk-in axe throwing sessions on a weekly basis for those wanting to just get a taste of the unique thrill of axe throwing.  If you're looking to get even more involved in our sport, you can join one of our weekly leagues - the thing that made BATL world famous.  Our leagues run all year and offer a perfect opportunity to enjoy friendly competition and make some new friends along the way.  Stop by BATL Chicago and join the BATL!

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Indie 88 Lists BATL Among Top Social Activities In Toronto

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Looking for a way to get social with your friends?  Toronto radio station Indie 88 recommends a trip to BATL!  "...axe throwing headquarters BATL remains a popular destination for 20- and 30-somethings seeking unconventional activities to leaven their birthday celebrations."  You can read the full article here.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League has been providing the best axe throwing venues for the sport of urban axe throwing that we pioneered since our inception in 2006.  Though we started in Toronto, BATL has now grown to 13 locations across North America, with our 14th opening in Detroit (Novi) next month!  It's never been easier to experience the unique thrill of our sport.

Each BATL venue across North America offers many ways to get involved with our sport - but you don't have to be a 20-30 something.  We pride ourselves on making the sport as accessible as possible, hosting thousands of events for people of all ages over the years.  Whether you join one of our world famous weekly leagues, visit us for our weekly walk-in axe throwing sessions, or book a private group event (perfectly suited for adult birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate team building, and much more!), the expertly trained staff at BATL will make sure you and your friends have a blast.  So what are you waiting for?  Plan your next social outing with us, and join the BATL!

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BATL Staff Sunday With Drew

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Meet Drew "Dookie" Neville.  Dookie is a beloved manager at BATL Yorkdale. He grew up in rural southern Ontario, but decided to leave that life behind and head for the big city. There, he embraced Toronto life and found axe throwing through his roommate.

Dookie is a wicked thrower, and if he's not at the Backyard Axe Throwing League, you can find him skateboarding around the city, listening to classic rock, playing Dungeons and Dragons, building stuff or reading...probably something about D and D. He has a heart of gold and a head of luscious locks that would make anyone jealous. Next time you're at BATL, ask for Dookie and take a few minutes to talk philosophy or Tolkien with him over a stout, cause he's awesome.

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Free Axe Throwing At All BATL Locations

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Visit any Backyard Axe Throwing League venue on Thursday, April 26th  from 7 – 10pm and take advantage of our FREE open house of axe throwing! The open house will take place across all 13 BATL locations in North America as our way of saying thanks to the BATL community.

No advance registration is needed, and everyone is welcome! If that wasn’t enough to convince you, we’ll also be giving away prizes at each location. Our expert staff will be on hand to guide you towards the bullseye, giving one-on-one coaching the entire night.  We pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing, so it's no surprise that our coaches are the best in the world.

All BATL venues across North America offer public walk-in axe throwing, weekly league play, and private events for groups of 6 and up (perfectly suited for adult birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate team building events, and much more). Stop by with your friends and family at any location during our open house to see what all the fuss is about!  It's time to Join the BATL!

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BATL League Member Earns CityNews Athlete Of The Week Award

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Straun Riley, a league member at our BATL Pickering location, took home the Athlete of the Week honours from CityNews Toronto last week.  You can watch the segment here.

He is an accomplished axe thrower, who recently took the title at this year's National Axe Throwing Championships hosted by The Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto.  The tournament consisted of 128 of the best axe throwers in North America, and the finals were an over-the-top display of sportsmanship that won't soon be forgotten.

If you're looking to join in on the fun of urban axe throwing (pioneered by BATL back in 2006), then consider joining our weekly leagues. Our axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks.  The first 7 weeks consist of a 28 game round-robin between you and your peers, and it all culminates on week 8 with a top 16 double elimination playoff with one goal:  to crown a single champion.  If you don’t know how to throw an axe, then no worries, everybody has to start somewhere - even Straun.  Each of our axe throwing leagues are run by skilled staff, who are there to help you out every bit of the way.  Be awesome.  Join a league!

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BATL Scottsdale Opening In 2018

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BATL is continuing to take over North America, bringing our pioneering brand of urban axe throwing to the masses.  Next up, The Backyard Axe Throwing League will be opening in Scottsdale, Arizona later in 2018!  Website StumpBlog caught wind of this, and published an article to inform everyone in the surrounding area. "...axe throwing is a casual sport that you don’t have to be athletic or competitive to enjoy. Even the most reluctant participants will get into the game."  Read the whole article here.

BATL Scottsdale will be bringing everything that we have become famous for - the best indoor urban axe throwing venues in the world.  Just like our other 14 locations, BATL Scottsdale will be offering weekly league play and public walk-in sessions, in addition to our private group bookings - perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building events, holiday parties, and much more.  Get ready to join the BATL!

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Plan A Visit To BATL For Your Bachelor Party

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"Want to work off some of that wedding stress? There’s no better way than doing a bit of axe throwing."

Online wedding blog Wedding Wire published a list of its top-10 bachelor party destinations, with BATL coming in right at near the top of the list.  Since our inception in 2006, The Backyard Axe Throwing League has played host to hundreds of bachelor parties, each one guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on all guests.

We pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing, so it comes as no surprise that we're the best at what we do.  With 13 locations across North America (and a 14th opening in the metro Detroit (Novi) area next month) it's never been easier to find a BATL near you.  Each venue can host groups of 2 and up, and your private booking with us includes one on one training with our resident axe gurus, followed by a round robin style tournament and single elimination playoff.  Most of our locations are fully licensed and offer a variety of food and alcohol, which means you can leave the planning to us and focus on having fun.  Find a location near you, and make sure your bachelor party includes a stop at BATL!

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