Lopez, Schloesser among compounders to shoot first Lockdown Knockout
The eight compound archers who will compete in the first Lockdown Knockout remote archery tournament have been announced.
The competition begins on 1 May with qualification, which will be filmed, while matches will be streamed live on 9-17 May.
Each archer will shoot a 60-arrow ranking round for seed. Women will occupy one side of a knockout bracket, men the other. Matches will follow the usual 15-arrow format, with winners advancing and losers being eliminated.
The final will be between a man and a woman. The winner will receive 1000 CHF and the runner-up 500 CHF.
Anders Faugstad: Runner-up at the senior world championships and winner of the junior world championships in 2019.
Domagoj Buden: Multiple world medallist and current European field champion.
Sara Lopez: Five-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion and current world number two.
Toja Ellison: Reigning European Games and European field champion. Currently ranked number eight in the world.
Matches are expected to take place in the afternoon in Europe. Exact scheduling will take place on a match-by-match basis.
- 27 April – Participants announced
- 1-4 May – Qualification period (filmed)
- 9-12 May – Quarterfinals (live)
- 14-15 May – Semifinals (live)
- 17 May – Final (live)
World Archery rules will apply where possible, with common sense adjustments. The competition will take place over 18 metres with all archers using thin (outdoor) arrows.
Selection and Safety
The Lockdown Knockout is purely invitational. English-speaking international archers in European and American time zones were considered based on fan following, geographical distribution and access to the appropriate technology.
Only archers who could safely shoot in socially distanced settings and accordance with local health guidelines are permitted to participate.
World Archery has suspended its international competition calendar due to the current outbreak of COVID-19. No physical events will take place before the start of July, with the situation reviewed monthly.