The Macau Indoor Archery Open is the second of six legs in the World Archery Indoor World Cup, a third-level “250″ tournament offering the lowest-available points compared to the later-season “500″ and “1000″ tournaments. Among the noteworthy entries:
∙ Jean-Charles Valladont (FRA) ~ 2016 Olympic silver medalist
∙ Bon-Chan Ku (KOR) ~ 2016 Olympic gold medalist
∙ Jin-Hyek Oh (KOR) ~ 2012 Olympic gold medalist
∙ Abhishek Verma (IND) ~ 2018 World Cup Final bronze medalist
∙ Rajat Chauhan (IND) ~ 2015 World Championships silver medalist
∙ Mike Schloesser (NED) ~ 2018 World Indoor Champion and World Field Champion
∙ Gabriela Bayardo (NED) ~ 2018 Indoor World Cup Strassen (LUX) runner-up
The event will start with a qualification round of 60 arrows shot at 18 m toward a 40 cm target. The top 32 will advance to the elimination rounds.
Just in case you were wondering, World Archery rules do not permit jeans or “blue denim” to be worn on the field of play, or any type of “hunting” camouflage, not even a hat!
The third leg of the Indoor World Cup comes in two weeks in Rome (ITA). Look for results from Macau here.