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A new World Cup will be running in 2006 for Outdoor Target. The World Cup consists of 4 selected events and a Grand Final in Merida (MEX).

General Information on FITA World Cup
2006 FITA World Cup

FITA is proud to communicate the beginning of an exciting era for all archers and fans. A new World Cup will be running in 2006 for Outdoor Target. Individual Men and Women will be competing in Compound or Recurve.

The World Cup consists of 4 selected events and a Grand Final in Merida (MEX). This World Cup Final in Mexico will take place at a splendid location, the feet of the Maya pyramids Chichen-Itza. It will follow the World Junior Championships in October.




FITA will provide an attractive Prize Money for the Final:
Ø 1st Place - USD 20’000.-
Ø 2nd Place - USD 10’000.-
Ø 3rd Place - USD 5’000.-
Ø 4th Place - USD 1’000.-

The top 4 archers in each category will qualify for the Final based on their World Cup points earned during the 4 stages of the 2006 circuit only. These events are:
Ø Porec, Croatia, May 9-13
Ø Antalya, Turkey, June 7-10
Ø San Salvador, El Salvador, June 21 -25
Ø Shanghai, China, Sep 27- Oct 1

Prize Money will also be given in each of these qualifying stages to the top 3 archers.

A new commercial strategy is developed around this World Cup circuit with an attractive program for sponsors and a broad media exposure. All the qualifying events as well as the Final will be covered by the FITA TV production team and the FITA website. This will extend the planned TV distribution of the Field World Championships in Göteborg and the European Outdoor Championships in Athens.

With the 2006 Archery World Cup, FITA wants to create an exciting competition that will enhance the international calendar with more top events. FITA is looking forward to raising the interest of the fans, the media, the sponsors and, of course, of the archers!