World Archery launches stay-at-home online league during COVID-19 outbreak

23 March 2020
Lausanne Switzerland
New printable target faces will be available to download each week.

People around the world have been advised to stay at home to combat the spread of COVID-19. During this time, many archers are still practising safely at home, often at short range.

Tournaments may be suspended for the time being but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little friendly competition.

Every week while this COVID-19 outbreak lasts, World Archery will release new short-distance round and accompanying unique target face in A4 and Letter printable formats as part of its Beat the Outbreak Online Archery League.

Archers interested in participating can join the Facebook group or find rules and targets for the first week online.

The round running until Sunday 29 March consists of 15 arrows shot over distances of up to 5, 8, 10 or 18-plus metres. The target face consists of 15 spots, each with three rings scoring 1, 2 and 4 points. Inside-out arrows (not touching the line) in the red score 3 points, in the yellow score 5 points.

Participants can submit their scores and view results online.

At the end of each week, the top scorers at each distance and in each bowstyle will be recognised. The competition is friendly, it’s an honesty only rule system and the goal is for archers to compete with other archers, even if it’s from the safety of their own homes.

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