This year’s online incarnation of the Indoor Archery World Series is already a resounding success.

Nearly 3000 archers registered for the first stage in November, with over 2000 scores ratified for the results, and more than 5000 people have entered the second, which runs on 18-20 December 2020.

Felix Wieser, Oh Jung Ah, Stas Modic, Sarah Prieels and Marcella Tonioli, Erik Jonsson and Cinzia Noziglia lead the open rankings after one event. All seven return for the second stage to defend their positions at the top – and Wieser will be taking part in our live invitational tournament in Lausanne.

The open ranking lists archers on the total of their best three scores over the season.

Malaysia and Indonesia have the most archers entered into the second stage of this remote circuit, with 578 and 511 respectively, followed by the USA on 253.

The elite portion of this year’s international indoor circuit is the team competition.

Teams can still register until the end of this year – the deadline is midnight CET on 31 December – but only have to shoot in one event to be ranked and have a shot at qualifying for the team-only remote Indoor Archery World Series Finals in February, where World Archery is guaranteeing a prize fund of 10,000 CHF.

A Dutch Olympic squad consisting of Steve Wijler, Gaby Schloesser and Sjef van den Berg leads the recurve list; the compound event is led by Estonians Lisell Jaatma, Meeri-Marita Paas and Robin Jaatma.

However, defending recurve team champion Lancaster is among the teams to have registered ahead of this weekend’s second stage.

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