Lopez, Schloesser among compounders to shoot first Lockdown Knockout

27 April 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
Archery’s first online international tournament starts on 1 May.

The eight compound archers who will compete in the first Lockdown Knockout remote archery tournament have been announced.

Mike Schloesser, Anders Faugstad, Domagoj Buden and Steve Anderson fill the four men’s places. Sara Lopez, Paige Pearce, Linda Ochoa-Anderson and Toja Ellison are the four women.

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.

Archers

Mike Schloesser: Triple-discipline world champion and winner of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Moscow. Currently ranked number two in the world.

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.

Steve Anderson: Winner of the World Archery Field Championships in 2016 and owner of 14 medals on the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit.

Sara Lopez: Five-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion and current world number two.

Paige Pearce: Runner-up at the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships and winner of the 2020 Indoor Archery World Series Finals.

Linda Ochoa-Anderson: Silver medallist at the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final, who took a one-year break from competition to switch teams from Mexico to the USA.

Toja Ellison: Reigning European Games and European field champion. Currently ranked number eight in the world.

Schedule

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.