Distance and target faces
The competition will be held at 18 meters. The qualification round at national level can be shot at either vertical or triangular faces.
For all stages of the competition:
- compound categories use the 2 cm ten-point ring.
- recurve categories use the 4 cm ten-point ring
- other types of bow that take part in the event, use the same ten-point ring as the recurve categories. The same holds for the W1 para event (4cm).
Qualification Round and matches may be shot either indoors or outdoors.
For all stages of the competition, WAA has set the rule that arrows larger in diameter than the 2013 cannot be used (maximum diameter: 7.95 mm).
The qualification round shall include 60 arrows shot in ends of three or six arrows.
Canadian Archers must register their shoot in advance by submitting application here. There is no fee to register in this event. Archers may only shoot one qualification round to participate.
All registered archers will receive a confirmation email with a link to a drop box folder and a link to submit their score. The submitted results must include the total number of 10s and 9s shot by each archer.
Shooting venues can include locations for just one archer or for a group, provided that the Covid Return to Sport protocols for their area are complied with.
All archers registered to shoot must follow standard WA tournament procedures and in the presence of a third party, (Judge, NCCP Certified Coach, fellow archer) while adhering to physical distancing.
Target faces used must be a WA approved target face and must be a clean target at the start of the shoot.
After each end, a photo of the target must be taken showing the result with the score card visible for that end, such that the photo can be matched with the result if necessary.
At the completion of the qualification round, all photos and a scan/photo of the completed and witnessed score card must be uploaded to the archer’s dropbox folder.
All results must be submitted to Archery Canada by August 30 at 5:00 EST.
The results of the qualification events at national level will be sent to WAA by August 31.
Elimination and Finals Rounds
- To compete in the elimination round, WAA will identify the top 8 archers in the qualification round, taking only two per country.
- If there is a tie for positions from 1 to 8, the number of tens and nines will be considered first, and in case the tie persists, a draw will be publicly made within the first five days of September.
- Once the draw is made and the top 8 positions have been determined, the names of the 8 qualified archers will be announced and the elimination schedule will be coordinated.
These 8 archers must be ready to meet the technological requirements. If one (or more) of the top 8 archers cannot guarantee the technological conditions, they will be replaced with the next archer on the qualification round list. A list of the technological requirements will be released as soon as ready.
In the para categories, the top four archers in the Qualification Round (maximum two per country) will qualify directly to the semifinals. In these categories, competition will start in the semifinals only if more than 6 archers shot the Qualification Round; otherwise only two archers will qualify directly to the gold medal match.
The compound elimination and finals rounds will consist of 15 arrow matches. The winner of a match will be the archer with the highest total. In case of a tie at the end of the 15 arrows, the match will be decided on a single closest-to-the-center arrow.
The recurve elimination and finals rounds will be shot using the set system. Each set will consist of three arrows. The archer who first reaches 6 set points will win the match. In case of a tie at 5 set points, the winner will be decided on a single closest-to-the-center arrow.
Each elimination match will be monitored online by three judges, assigned by WAA, who will decide on the value of questionable arrows. It may be necessary for the archers or whoever is assisting them to send a WhatsApp photo of the arrow from two opposing angles so that the judges can make their call immediately. (This must be discussed in consideration of technological feasibility).
Quarter final, semifinal and medal matches will be held. Medals will be awarded to the top three archers. The medals will be presented on the first possible occasion.