Indoor Archery World Series starts at GT Open in Strassen
World Archery’s rebranded open-entry indoor circuit begins this weekend in Strassen, Luxembourg when the GT Open holds the first Indoor Archery World Series 250 competition.
There are over 300 archers – some travelling from as far afield as Trinidad and Tobago, India and Korea – taking part.
Every single person that competes in the Indoor Archery World Series will be listed in the circuit’s new open ranking, while the top-16 finishers in each of the four competition divisions receive points towards the elite ranking.
It’s the elite ranking that decides who is invited to the Indoor Archery World Series Final in Las Vegas in February.
Factsheet: GT Open 2018
- Venue: Guillaume Tell Strassen Archery Club
- Dates: 23-25 November 2018
- Number of athletes: 313 (100 recurve men, 51 recurve women, 115 compound men, 47 compound women)
- Points: 250 series ranking points for a division winner, top 16 finishers score
- Streaming: Live medal matches start at 14h00/15h00 on Sunday 25 November – watch on World Archery’s Facebook page or YouTube channel
Friday 23 November: qualification (two sessions)
Saturday 24 November: qualification (two sessions), first-round eliminations
Sunday 25 November: second chance tournament, eliminations and finals (medal matches starts at 14h00 GMT/15h00 CET)
Photo courtesy Dubravko Buden.
Another archer flying Dutch colours in Gabriela Bayardo and the most renowned of her former teammates from the country in which she was born (Mexico), Aida Roman, have a shot in the women’s event. Casey Kaufhold, the 14-year-old from the US who’s been breaking senior national records, is one to watch in her first adult event overseas.
The compound men’s line in Strassen is stacked. Headlined by world number one Mike Schloesser, it also features world number two Stephan Hansen, number three Braden Gellenthien and number four Seb Peineau.
The GT Open is the first stage of the 2019 Indoor Archery World Series.