World Archery Indoor season, New E-shop for World Archery and Mix Archery Calendar

Lausanne – FITA News, Dec 06, 2011: Mix Archery Calendar, The first ever Indoor Archery World Cup will take place this winter. It will start with Stage 1 this week in Singapore. The second and third stages will follow in January and February 2012 in Nimes and Las Vegas, with the Grand Final taking place on 11 February in Vegas.

Moreover, the American city will also host the World Archery Indoor Championships.

The Indoor Archery World Cup will bring together elite archers from all around the world and will showcase the best indoor archers that the world has to offer. This is an open competition and any archer is welcome to register. It is a great opportunity to compete with top archers from around the world.

Archers who wish to qualify for the Indoor World Cup Final must compete at least in two of the three stages, including the Las Vegas tournament. Each stage will feature recurve men, recurve women, compound men and compound women events.

Competitors who rank in the top 16 positions in each stage will earn points counting for the Indoor World Cup Ranking. In the end the top 16 archers in the Indoor World Cup Ranking in each of the four categories will qualify for the Final.

News and information on registration for Indoor World Cup Stages will be available on the official websites of the events:

– Stage 1 in Singapore: www.archeryworldcup.com

– Stage 2 in Nimes: www.tournoieuropeen.arcclubdenimes.com

First in Singapore:

The inaugural event in Singapore on 10-11 December is an open competition in which anyone can take part. It will be held in the famous Marine Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, in downtown Singapore. The four champions from the 2011 World Cup Indoor Challenge, Michele FRANGILLI (ITA/recurve men), Louise Klinge LAURSEN (DEN/recurve women), Reo WILDE (USA/compound men) and Albina LOGINOVA (RUS/compound women) will all be present in Singapore for the first stage.

The other favourites are Thomas AUBERT (FRA), the Youth Olympic bronze medallist Mohamed Jaffar ABDUD DAYYAN and Toh Jin PANG (SIN) in Recurve Men, Vanessa Tze Rong LOH (SIN) and Youth Olympic silver medallist TAN Ya Ting and LIN Shih Chia (TPE) in Recurve Women, Majid AHMADI (IRI) in Compound Men and Sandrine VANDIONANT-FRANGILLI (FRA) in Compound Women.

In total, around 120 archers from an impressive number of countries (18!) will be present at the first edition of this tournament in Singapore. Follow our coverage of the Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Singapore this week.

Nimes European Tournament goes global:

Nimes, who started the concept of an Indoor Archery World Cup with Las Vegas, will host Stage 2 from 20-22 January. The French city will welcome the 15th edition of the European Indoor Tournament that will be part of the Indoor World Cup.

The 2011 edition gathered 1,100 archers from 30 countries, more than 3,000 visitors, 200 volunteers and professionals and 62 commercial sponsors. As usual the Tournament of Nimes promises to be an exceptional event with the participation of several famous champions of the past and the present.

Three for one in Las Vegas:

The final stage of the Indoor World Cup 2011-12 will be held in conjunction with the Las Vegas World Archery Festival from 10-12 February. Before that, the World Archery Indoor Championships will be held from 5-9 February (info about it on our world championships section).

The Festival is held annually and has been a traditional archery tournament and trade show for many years. The competition gathers more than one thousand archers and will move to a new venue: the South Point Hotel and Casino, one of the newest casinos in Las Vegas! The first two days of the event will count as the third Indoor World Cup Stage. The Final will then be held on Saturday night, 11 February.

The world archery indoor season:

Altogether we have an exciting indoor archery season ahead of us. The Indoor Archery World Cup (open to every one):

– 10-11 December, Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Singapore

– 20-22 January, Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 2 in Nimes

– 10-12 February Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 3 and Final in Las Vegas

The World Archery Indoor Championships (for elite seniors and juniors from national teams):

– 5-9 February World Archery Indoor Championships Las Vegas

Stay tune on www.worldarchery.org for more info!

– Stage 3 and Final in Las Vegas: www.nfaa-archery.org

For Rules and Regulations: www.worldarchery.org -> World Cup -> Indoor.

In 2010 and 2011, Nimes and Las Vegas organised the World Cup Indoor Challenge. With the addition of the tournament in Singapore this series truly deserved the appellation Indoor Archery World Cup as of the 2011-2012 season.

2-New E-shop for World Archery:

World Archery is delighted to announce the re-launch of its online shop featuring original items at a discounted price for its members. New products, new design with simplified processes and a new customer service are among the novelties of the e-shop at http://worldarchery.officialshop.ch.

The Archery Calendar by the top model Mix HAXHOLM and the World Archery DVD 2011, featuring highlights from all the World Cup and the World Championships in Turin, are two ideas for Christmas presents.

Please note that our products will be now shipped out of Switzerland; they exclude the Swiss taxes and might be liable for custom/import duty in your country. Prices (based on Swiss Francs) have been therefore adapted in favour of the customers.

3-Mix Archery Calendar:

Top model and former elite archer Mix HAXHOLM has created an Archery Calendar. Together with two other top models she appears in beautiful, fashionable and charming archery pictures. The calendar also features all the dates of the major World Archery events in 2012.

She said: “As an archer and top model I want to connect all the archers around the world to this international calendar. Create an open door for closer developments in our sport globally”

“I used sporty models to show people outside World Archery that our sport is fashionable, trendy and cool. Mixing history and future in one shoot.”

The calendar is on sale on the World Archery E-shop: http://worldarchery.officialshop.ch

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