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Bow International Issue 149

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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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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8 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
under ice

Hello, and welcome to Bow International issue 149. The long, cold grind continues; your esteemed editor has barely left the house in the past month apart from the usual runs to the supermarket, exercising, and walking the hound. Apart from a few arrows in the back garden, there's been no archery for me. A tiny 'pro' Vegas has been postponed to April, the normally bustling Nimes tournament in the south of France continued as a tiny professional affair held in silence (apart from the music). We're still a long way from normality, a handful of green shoots notwithstanding. On the plus side, the Olympics is looking (from this angle, at this moment, at the beginning of February) like a slightly more solid fixture on the calendar. Just imagine what this would…

1 min.
bow news

INDOOR WORLD SERIES TAKES PLACE IN NIMES, VEGAS POSTPONED The Sud de France Nimes tournament took place in the usual slot in January, but this year with just a small coterie of professional archers participating. Due to current French laws preventing larger gatherings, and in contrast to the usual 1000+ archers attending, a few dozen pros duked out the compound and recurve finals at the Parc des Expositions Nimes. Spectators were banned this year, again due to the ongoing pandemic. There were no youth or senior categories, but among the reduced number were plenty of archers with extensive international experience, including Olympic silver medallists Lisa Unruh and Jean Charles Valladont, against a number of French and other continental European opposition. Estonian compound archer Lisell Jäätma cruised to a three-point win, 147-144, in a final…

1 min.
commonwealth event to move?

The Commonwealth Games 2022, due to be held in Birmingham UK in Summer 2022, will feature an associated archery and shooting competition to be held in India. [see Bows passim] The Commonwealth Archery test event is planned to be held in Delhi in December. Currently, the venue is Chandigarh but the Archery Association of Indian has already written to the Indian Olympic Association, requesting them to shift the venue from the Punjab to the national capital, primarily due to the readiness and availability of infrastructure. Chandigarh is a modern regional capital 162 miles north of the Indian capital Delhi.…

1 min.
archer raising money for motor neurone disease

Ru Barlow, a recurve archer from the UK, is raising money based on his scores in the 2020 and 2021 seasons to donate to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. MND sees muscles waste away after a loss of nerve cells that control movement, speech and breathing, and affects over 5000 people in the UK. He has promised to double donations made based on indoor and outdoor scores in several upcoming events, and says that every penny will go towards the MNDA. For more information, take a look at his website: https://mnd-ru-archery.com…

1 min.
sports equipment presents 'low risk' of covid-19 transmission, according to study

A major barrier to restarting sport may have been lowered by a new study. Researchers at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine applied live virus particles to nine types of sports equipment and a control material. They concluded that it "seems unlikely" that sports gear and and accessories are a major cause for transmission. They also found that there was "rapid decay" of viral particles across various types of equipment, and it was "very difficult" to transfer live virus back off it. Close contact between participants in sport was still thought to be the biggest risk for transferring the virus. Different materials had different properties of retaining live virus – notably, the study found there was a noticeable difference in the viral recovery of red and white cricket balls. This is potentially a bonus…

1 min.
rushmore rumble now added to the iws calendar

The new indoor tournament is scheduled to take place on 12-14 February at the NFAA Easton Archery Centre in Yankton, USA, alongside the fourth remote stage of the international indoor circuit, and taking the the Vegas Shoot’s traditional spot in the calendar. Recurve and barebow archers who compete at the Rushmore Rumble will have their scores for the first 60 arrows of competition automatically added to the final results list for the fourth stage of the remote Indoor Archery World Series. The scores of compound archers will also be included however they will be adjusted to fit with World Archery rules, using only the National Field Archery Association’s two-centimetre X-ring to score 10 points. Currently, the majority of international archers are not able to participate in USA tournaments, due to travel bans.…