SKW hosts archery championshipsBy: STAF REPORTER
THE fifth Namibian National Target Archery Championships will be held at the SKW Archery Range in Windhoek this weekend.
The competition has attracted 44 archers ready to shoot it out for top honours and will be spread over two and a half days.
The president of the Archery Association of Namibia, Frank Bockmühl, confirmed that World Archery Continental judge, Mike Wish from Grahamstown, South Africa, has been roped in to judge the competitors.
“Mike will add some international flavour to the competition, and for our local archers this will be another step on the development ladder,” he said.
Bockmühl said spectators are always welcome at target archery events.
The highlight will be the elimination matches on Sunday. These are expected to start at 10h00,
“During Saturday, come and see what archers can do with an arrow at distances up to 90 metres”, he said. “Please bring binoculars, and follow the accurate placement of arrows by some of the best archers in Namibia.”
The Archery Association of Namibia is thankful for the financial support of the Namibia National Olympic Committee used to cover the travel expenses from Grahamstown to Windhoek and back.
The Archery Association of Namibia would also and especially like to thank Maerua Superspar for their sponsorship.
The full programme is as follows: Friday is the official practice and registration day. The range opens at 15h00. Saturday: single FITA, range opens for practice arrows at 07h00 followed by the competition opening and bow inspection as from 07h30. The first scoring is from 08h00. Sunday: the 720 ranking round, compound round and eliminations and medal matches will be held.
The prize and medal ceremony will be directly after the gold medal matches at around 14h00.