Trad Talk Forums banner
1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Barefaced tightropewalker
Joined
·
8,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This competition started today. 863 archers will shoot over 4 sessions. The first two have been shot today. An earlier start tomorrow will allow the second two sessions plus the elimination rounds to be shot, reducing the top 16 down to the top 4 for Sundays final rounds. As you might expect, the lions share of the archers are from the UK, 497; with Ireland contributing 58. In all 40 countries are represented.

This is the start of the second half of the 2013/14 Indoor Archery World Cup.

Telford is the last chance for athletes to pick up Indoor Archery World Cup ranking points before the fourth stage and Final in Las Vegas at the beginning of February. This means the first-time host of a World Cup stage has attracted the world's top archers, as it replaces Nimes on this year's calendar while the French town concentrates on organising the World Indoor Championships.

The proximity of the competition has given many recreational archers a chance to compete alongside the International elite.

The competition is 60 arrows, shot 18m at a ten ring multicolour target.

Just look at those top scores.



Brady shot 53 x 10's and 7 x 9's. Amazing!

The current top men's compound score is 592. Top compound woman is 573.

https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanArcheryFestival

Scores available here.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,452 Posts
The score board shows exactly why we need more bullseye archery. To get the US women involved. Look at the difference in the top Women's score and top Man's score.

Kicking body and taking names. :luck:

Of course they are Korean. I think they have an archery gene
 

·
Barefaced tightropewalker
Joined
·
8,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
The Indoor World Cup stage in Telford is open to recurve men, recurve women, compound men and compound women. The European Archery Festival also includes junior categories, for those born on or before 1 January 1994, in the four divisions. All competitors will shoot a 60-arrow qualification round at 18 metres, on either Friday 24 or Saturday 25 January (two sessions will run on each day). The top 32 archers in each category will advance to the eliminations, starting in the evening of Saturday 25 January, with the competition finals in a spectator arena and broadcast live online on Sunday 26 January 2014. Junior finals will take place on Sunday morning. Archers who do not make the top-32 cut into the eliminations can take part in the second chance shoot, just like at the Nîmes tournament. Archers eligible for this event will be ranked by score after shooting 15 arrows - with the X scoring 11 points - on Sunday morning, for the chance to win prizes from event sponsors. The main competition comes with a GBP£20,000+ prize fund, and sponsors have promised up to GBP£100,000 more in contingency. Senior archers can also win Indoor World Cup ranking points, helping them to qualify for the final in Las Vegas.

Exhibition
By the start of November 2013, 40 companies from the archery industry had signed up as sponsors or exhibitors at the European Archery Festival. Meaning the three huge event halls will be filled to the brim with activity during the competition: as well as trade stands, there will be side events, practice areas, equipment testing, entertainment, seminars and displays.
 

·
Barefaced tightropewalker
Joined
·
8,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Lotsa long bows, just none made of wood...........
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Aidan, I just knew you would be posting another great thread ! I will be keeping an eye on the scores and posting them on my NI archery forum on FB :) Looks like a great start for the archers today cant wait to see what our friends in AI and GB do.
 

·
Barefaced tightropewalker
Joined
·
8,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Sorry Cal. Tried to break it to you gently. :)

It's not the general meat of this forum so I'll not post vast volumes of photos, just a few that catch the eye.

The World Archery photos of the event can be seen here and will be added to each day.





Two good ole boys.





 
  • Like
Reactions: mamba and aroadik

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,204 Posts
Ya, post away, I'll watch with a bucket in front of me. LOL no really I think you could post everyone you take and no one will care, I love it. Cal
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,452 Posts
You know you are a target archer when you look at a pretty lady and the first thing you notice is the great follow thru. :)
 

·
Barefaced tightropewalker
Joined
·
8,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
After the last two sessions were completed, the top 32 in each category shot head to heads until only 4 were left. The top recurve score for the men remained at 593 but Brady's score was watched by Sjef Van Der Berg. The top woman's score remained at 592 but was joined at the top by a 591, 590, 589 and 588.
Brady made it to the quarter finals while Sjef has made the final 4.
The top four ladies from the qualifiers have all made the final four..... three Koreans and Aida Roman of Mexico.









 
  • Like
Reactions: aroadik

·
Barefaced tightropewalker
Joined
·
8,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·


The only compound archer to win two outdoor World Cup Finals back to back, Sergio PAGNI (ITA), sneaked in to the eliminations, as did Singapore finalist Logan WILDE and former world champion Dietmar TRILLUS (CAN).

KIM Yu Mi of Korea and Brady ELLISON (USA) turned up to practice in the early afternoon, after shooting their ranking round yesterday. KIM's 592, which drew the recurve women's world record, was better than any archer today. ELLISON, who scored 593, also took the top seed but was drawn on score by Dutch 18-year-old Sjef VAN DEN BERG.

"It was a good score and a good day, except for the horrible migraine," said VAN DEN BERG. "I took a couple of painkillers and just focused on shooting."

Last year, in Nimes, the reigning European team champion and team silver medallist at the recent world championships in Belek qualified in first with 591. This year, the 593 was an improvement - and drew VAN DEN BERG's personal best - but was not quite enough to overtake ELLISON.

"The lighting is very even and the venue is great. If I can shoot 30s in qualification, I can shoot 30s in head-to-heads. I am up against Kacper SIERAKOWSKI first, the Polish archer who came second in the youth worlds in Wuxi, so it should be a good match. It should be fun." The average age of the recurve men's top 10 qualifiers is under 25 years old!
Singapore winner Erika JONES (USA) was seven points clear at the top of the compound women's seedings. Before the last session today, 19-year-old German archer Janine MEIS

SNER led, but she was relegated to fourth by JONES and her States teammates Crystal GAUVIN and Christie COLIN.
Youngest archer on the field, shooting in the European Archery Festival junior tournament, eight-year-old Ben Walch did not make the top 32 cut. No doubt the first-time three-spot shooter will have picked up valuable experience, competing in his first international tournament at such a young age!

Top threes

Category Recurve women Recurve men Compound women Compound men

Top seed KIM Yu Mi (KOR) Brady ELLISON (USA) Erika JONES (USA) Stephan HANSEN (DEN)

Second seed PARK Sehui (KOR) Sjef VAN DEN BERG (NED) Crystal GAUVIN (USA) Paul TEDFORD (USA)

Third seed JEON Sungeun (KOR) Jean Charles VALLADONT (FRA) Christie COLIN (USA) Mike SCHLOESSER (NED)

Competition continues this evening in Telford, after the ranking lists are cut at seed 32 in each category. They advance to the eliminations, while 33rd position and below are out of the tournament.

The junior categories, which are not part of the Indoor Archery World Cup, will shoot eliminations first, before the seniors take to the field at around 18h15 local time (GMT). Four finalists in each division will be decided tonight, ready for tomorrow's finals live on Archery TV from 14h00 (GMT).

World Archery Communication
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top