The International Archery Federation (FITA) Council met in Istanbul on 13-14 November 2010. Among key decisions, the 2015 World Archery Championships were awarded to Copenhagen (DEN) and the compound archers will shoot 15-arrow matches on 10-5 scoring rings target face with cumulative scores.
The Council also took the decisions to attribute the World Archery Indoor Championships 2012 to Las Vegas (USA) and the World Archery Youth Championships 2013 to Wuxi (CHN), near Shanghai and Nanjing, pending definitive signing of the Organising Contracts.
The Council shortlisted Paris, Tokyo and Lausanne as candidates for the upcoming World Cup Finals. The decision on 2012 and 13 will be taken in January 2011.
As planned, the Council reviewed the new competition formats of 2010 and made some adjustments. The key decisions on competition formats are listed below.
The compound archers will shoot:
-Qualifications round at 50 metres with cumulative scores on a 10-5 scoring rings target face.
-All individual elimination matches at 50 metres with 5 ends of 3 arrows and cumulative scores on the same target face as the one used in the qualifications. The maximum score is 150 points and the archer having obtained the highest total score will win the match.
The recurve archers will shoot:
-All individual elimination matches with 5 sets of 3 arrows—using the 2010 Set Format for scores. The archer obtaining 6 set points wins the match.
-To note, the qualification rounds for recurve do not change.
-A team will consist of the highest three ranked archers in the qualification round, unless the team captain notify in writing his three chosen archers to the Director of Shooting or the Chairman of Judges one hour prior to the start of the eliminations. Only three medals per team will be awarded. This rule only will come into effect on 1 April 2011 and does not apply for world championships where there are only three archers.
-To note, team matches do not change (24 arrows, cumulative score), except for shoot-off (see below).
-The teams will only play shoot-off of one arrow per member. In case of a tied shoot-off score (after the three arrows per team), the team with the closest arrow to the centre will win. If the best arrow per team is at the same distance to the centre, the judges will look at the second best, and subsequently the third arrow. This rule comes into effect on 1st January.
-In matches with alternate shooting, the teams will play the shoot-off with teams shooting alternatively per archer (Team A shoots with archer 1, followed by team B shooting with archer 1. Then team A shoots with archer 2, followed by team B shooting with archer 2, etc.) This rule comes into effect on 1 January 2011.
-To note, as of 2010, the individual shoot-off are also shot with one arrow only, closest to centre.