Hungarian national indoor tournament draws 1150

21 February 2017
Budapest (HUN)
Events were held for recurve, compound, barebow and historical bowstyles.

Over 1150 competed in the Hungarian national indoor championships across a four-day tournament for recurve, compound, 3D and historical archers, held as part of an outdoor show in Budapest in February. The 66-target shooting line was over 130 metres in length and the largest single-location championships in the federation’s history.

“We award more and more shooting licenses every year – and more youngsters year to year,” said Hungarian Archery Association spokesperson Csaba Laboncz. “We will start an archery in schools programme later this year and expect a boon following that.”

The federation is also constructing an archery centre in Budapest with outdoor and indoor facilities, with the possibility of adding field, 3D and historical courses, too.

Hungary is also hoping to launch an Archery Day on 22 July, with competitions for target, 3D, field, historical, run and horseback archery in the capital, with a website encouraging those who cannot attend get involved by organising additional events in their own regions. The goal is to develop the initiative into a major middle European event.