ARCHERY Preview: Indoor World Series starts in Luxembourg

The first of six stages in the World Archery Indoor World Series is the GT Open in Strassen (LUX) starting on Friday.

These competitions are shot at 18 m with a 40 cm target face; first with a 60-arrow qualification round to determine the elimination-round finalists and seeding and then in the knock-out format to determine the medalists.

The GT Open, next week’s Macau Open in China and the mid-December Roma Open in Italy are designated as level “250″ tournaments with small amounts of points available compared with the last three tournaments in Seoul (KOR: “500″), Nimes (FRA: “1000″) and Las Vegas (USA: “1000″).

The Indoor World Cup rankings from the 2017-18 season:

1. Jae-Yeop Han (KOR)
2. Brady Ellison (USA)
3. Steve Wijler (NED)

1. Jesse Broadwater (USA)
2. Kris Schaff (USA)
3. Braden Gellenthien (USA)

1. Lisa Unruh (GER)
2. Sayana Tsyrempilova (RUS)
3. Yun Jin (KOR)

1. Alexandra Savenkova (RUS)
2. Tanja Jensen (DEN)
3. Chae-Won So (KOR)

These seasonal standings were also the medalists at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas last season.

As this is a “250″ tournament, only some of the top archers are registered, but that’s also an opportunity for new talent to emerge. Look for results here.