After a great 2017 for British archery, international competition in 2018 is up and running again this weekend with the third stage of the Indoor Archery World Cup – and you can put your feet up on Sunday and watch the action unfold live on YouTube.
Strong GB squad heads to France
Over 60 British archers have headed over to Nimes and their qualification rounds kick off today (Friday 19th January).
Around 1,200 competitors from over 50 countries will compete for the various titles, and a strong looking GB squad looks like this:
Recurve seniors: Sarah Bettles, Andy Caine, Emma Davis, Leslie Day, Sonnie Emeney, Tom Fewz, Tom Hall, Ryan Holden, Patrick Huston, Sophie Meering, Ashe Morgan, Bryony Pitman, Jaspreet Sagoo, Tony Sze, Philippa Taylor, Gareth Thomas-Prause, Rebekah Tipping
Recurve juniors: Penny Healey, Jacob Reid, Daniel Thompson, Alyssia Tromans-Ansell, Alex Wise
Compound seniors: Neil Bridgewater, Hannah Brown, Duncan Busby, Christopher Cassells, Stephanie Clason, Susan Corless, John Foley, Andrea Gales, Philip Glover, Lucy Holderness, James Howell, Joanne Krusche, Martin Krusche, Neil Laszkowicz, Guanlin Lu, James Mason, Christopher McLean, Tim Nash, Jon Nott, Phoebe Pine, Sarah Prieels, Adam Ravenscroft, Carl Richards, Kirsty Robb, Bayley Sargeant, Simon Scott, Nichola Simpson, Michelle Sword, John Walker, Alistair Whittingham, Ian Wright
Compound juniors: Layla Annison, Jacob Caine, Adam Carpenter, Isabelle Carpenter, Grace Chappell, Ella Gibson, Lucy Mason, Sarah Moon, Luke Ralls, Abbie Spinks, David Taylor, Nathan Thomas, Kai Thomas-Prause
Qualification continues until Saturday lunchtime and is duly followed by eliminations, with medal matches on Sunday. Live coverage of Sunday’s finals will be shown here, and you can also follow events as they unfold on the World Archery site. Good luck everyone!
Change to the ranking system
2018 sees the introduction of a new National Ranking system, replacing and updating both the existing National Ranking System and the National Series. Archery’s governing body believes the new modernised system “will better reflect results and performances, allowing archers to follow their progress and National Ranking throughout the year”.
An archer’s best six finishes will count towards their rolling ranking score, while results last no longer than the corresponding competition the following year.
Don’t forget to tune into Sunday’s medal matches at the Indoor World Cup, broadcast live from Nimes on YouTube. Here’s hoping for British involvement!
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