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Welcome to the webpage for the 2013 Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest! 

American Legion Post 130 is proud to present its Third Annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Post, located at 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046, just across the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.

The cost for the competition is $10 which includes three tickets which can be used for food or beverage.  There is no charge for spectators.

Competitors will throw axes at targets for points.  The top five competitors with the most points will go on to a further round to determine final rankings.  The top competitors will receive special awards and recognition for their axe-throwing skill.

Post 130 will sell official Post 130 Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing t-shirts to commemorate the event.  The Post will also sell food and beverage.

The American Legion Post 130 will also offer to qualified veterans a special discount for annual membership.  The normal membership dues of $30 a year will be reduced to $20 for those who sign up on Saturday.  The Legion asks interested veterans to bring a copy of their DD-214 or current military identification.

The Schedule:

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Registration opens.  All participants must be registered by 12:30 in order to participate.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Instruction on axe-throwing, axe-throwing practice, and safety instruction.

1 p.m.: Contest begins.

4 p.m.: Contest ends and awards are presented.

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Open lanes for non-contest axe-throwing and post-contest socializing.