A year in the making, the M’Axe Throw House is open as of the first of June 2022.
Similar to darts, axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit as close as possible to a bullseye, according to https://bargames101.com/axe-throwing-101.
A few of the rules are: 1) no one with sandals on may throw and 2) children can throw if under age 18, but parents must be there also.
Mac Stoughton began working on the building storefront that would house his axe throwing sport business in April 2021. It is located at 212 E. First Street, between Scott Avenue and State Streets in Fort Scott, near the downtown area.
“It took me that long because the building was in bad shape,” Stoughton said. By day he works at Stoughton Electric and Heating and Air Conditioning.
“We opened Good Ol’Days Weekend,” Stoughton said. “We offer entertainment and participating in a league.”
For walk in customers, he provides axes to throw.
League players have their own axes, he said.
For walk-in customers, the cost if $25 for 1.5 hours and he also offers knife throwing for $35 for 1.5 hours.
There are four seasons for axe throwing leagues and the first summer league event was on June 13.
“There are eight weeks of game play, then on week eight, we hold a tournament,” he said.
He currently has one employee, Cassandra Hueston.
Stoughton began an interest in axe throwing when looking for something to do, other than baseball, he said.
He found Main Street Axe Corp, in Pittsburg and started playing there in 2019.
“It sparked an interest,” he said. “I went on to enter three national championships. I placed in the top 20, a couple of times. In Tulsa there were 350 in the tournament, from all over the nation.”