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Bow International Issue 148

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Bow International is the world's only specialist target archery print magazine, and within each issue you'll find news and reviews, new gear, technique, advice and tips; plus exclusive interviews from the world's greatest archers.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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Bimonthly
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2 min.
worst sequel yet

Hello. Welcome to Bow International issue 148. Hope everyone had a great Christmas (under the circumstances) and a great new year (also under the circumstances). As of this writing, the UK has just woken up to the news that it is going back to essentially full lockdown until at least February, possibly March, with schools, universities and (yes) archery ranges all closed for the foreseeable future. We are still open for business at Bow Towers though. New years are usually a favourite time for me; needless to say, this latest twist in the COVID saga has put a major damper on mine and many millions of other people's plans to start 2021 fast out of the gate. I'm struggling to remember a bleaker start to January for many years. Until the…

1 min.
uk sport confirms funding increase for paris 2024

Archery GB has been awarded £4.7m for performance archery over the next Olympic cycle, which will enable support for Olympic and Paralympic athletes right through to the Paris 2024 Games and beyond. The increase was a surprise boost for the sport at a time when the UK economy faces huge pressures as a result of the pandemic. The elite UK side of the sport is in a improved position after good results for both the Olympic and Paralympic teams in 2019 including winning six spots for the Tokyo Games, the women’s team winning bronze at the World Archery Championships and Jess Stretton’s individual silver at the World Para Archery Championships. The Paralympic team still has a shot at five further places in Tokyo. Tom Duggan, acting performance director, said: ‘’We have ambitious plans to…

1 min.
nimes and vegas reduced to elite events only

The Vegas Shoot, the largest participatory archery event in the world, will no longer take place in its usual slot in second weekend of February in 2021 but move to a split format, which will run 'virtually' for the amateur flight and junior events and delayed for the professional championship divisions. The replacement virtual event is expected to last multiple weeks, require an entry fee and feature prize money. More details on both the flights and the schedule for the delayed championship tournament are expected soon. The event in Nimes, re-scheduled to take place on 29-31 January 2021, have been approved by local authorities is to take place at the same venue but in a single hall instead of the usual multiple halls. Just 64 elite archers in each of four categories…

1 min.
steve wijler wins invitational lausanne tournament

Thirty-one elite archers competed at the Lausanne Invitational tournament in the World Archery Excellence Centre. The Netherlands' Steve Wijler shot a perfect four sets to beat reigning indoor World Series champion Florian Unruh for the recurve men’s / senior title. Lisa Barbelin, Mike Schloesser and Erika Damsbo also won in their respective categories. Thirty-one archers were invited to compete at the exhibition competition in Lausanne. Invitations were based both on the results of the first remote stage of the indoor circuit and the archers’ position in the open ranking. The Lausanne Invitational coincided with the second remote stage of the 2021 Indoor Archery World Series, where more than 5000 archers worldwide registered to participate. Initial results for the remote event are expected on Tuesday, with results finalised two weeks aft er the competition, following checks…

1 min.
1999 world champion dave cousins shoots perfect score during second stage of indoor series

Dave Cousins, the 1999 World Archery champion in 1999 gave a vintage performance shooting a perfect score of 600 during round two of the virtual Indoor Series on 20th December. The American compound archer joins a select band of archers to have shot a perfect 60-arrow 18-metre round. "I shot a great round, had a great day, was really in the groove," said Cousins. "My equipment was working flawlessly and I hope to compete in the remainder of the events we have scheduled and see if we can’t all post up some big numbers.| In joint second place behind Cousins in the men's compound division are the USA's Kyle Douglas and Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands. The women's compound competition at the same event was won by Britain's Bayley Sargeant with a score of…

1 min.
world masters games postponed until 2022

In the latest in a long list of tournament casualties, the World Masters Games, scheduled for May 2021 in Kansai, Japan, have been rescheduled for 2022. Archery has long been a popular component of the Games, which have a mission to keep older amateur athletes competing. Over 14,000 athletes had registered an interest in competing. The Masters have been popular with retired professional athletes and former Olympic competitors, with hundred of Olympians taking part alongside amateur athletes. It is also thought that the Kansai Games were expected to use venues and equipment from the Tokyo 2020 competition; with this postponed, it was difficult to go ahead with many sports. An edition of the Games has been confirmed for Taipei, Taiwan in 2025.…