ARCHERY Preview: Fourth Indoor World Series tournament starts in Nimes

The popular World Archery Indoor World Series stop in Nimes (FRA) comes this weekend, with the tournament offering the most points of any in the series so far: 1,000 for the winner, then 600-500-300 for the top four and down to 20 for placers 33-64.

The points leaders through three rounds:

Men/Recurve:
1. 250 Jin-Hyek Oh (KOR)
1. 250 Steve Wijler (NED)
1. 250 Crispin Duenas (CAN)
4. 195 Tom Hall (GBR)
5. 150 Brady Ellison (USA) and Jean-Charles Valladont (FRA)

Men/Compound:
1. 330 Mike Schloesser (NED)
2. 310 Domagoj Buden (CRO)
3. 300 Braden Gellenthien (USA)
4. 250 Sergio Pagni (ITA)
5. 195 Stephan Hansen (DEN)

Women/Recurve:
1. 345 Gabriela Bayardo (NED)
2. 295 Casey Kaufhold (USA)
3. 250 Hun-Young Jeon (KOR)
3. 250 Surin Kim (KOR)
5. 155 Sarah Bettles (GBR)

Women/Compound:
1. 500 Alexis Ruiz (USA)
2. 270 Toja Ellison (SLO)
3. 185 Tanja Jensen (DEN)
4. 170 Viktoria Balzhanova (RUS)
4. 170 Mariya Shkolna (LUX)

Kaufhold made headlines by winning the GT Open in Luxembourg last November at age 14 and then followed up with a seventh-place finish in the Roma Trophy competition.

The indoor rounds are shot at an 18 m distance and the top 64 following the qualification round will move on to match play.

The defending champions in Nimes are Wijler in the men’s Recurve, Kris Schaff (USA) in men’s Compound, Kim in women’s Recurve and Natalia Avdeeva (RUS) in women’s Compound. Look for the 2019 results here.

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