2012 World Field Archery Championships

2012 World Archery Field Championships in Val d?Isère   Val d?Isère, France will host the World Archery Field Championships from 14-19 August. Over 250 archers from approximately 30 countries will take part in this event.   The French commune of Val d?Isère offers perfect conditions for field archery. The finals of the world championships wlll have the famous Face de Bellevarde as background. This competition will serve as qualifying event to the Cali 2013 World Games.  What is field archery? Field archery is shot in three divisions (compound, recurve and barebow). Archers shoot from marked (known) and unmarked (unknown) distances, from 5 to 60 meters, depending on the division (requires shooting uphill and downhill, often with varying positions for the feet). The arrow flight differs on a given distance because of the angle of the shot, which means that the archer must know by experience how much to subtract or add when shooting up or downhill, across a gully, etc. The size of the target varies (with diameters of 20 ? 40 ? 60 ? 80cm). The target faces have six scoring zones. At the world championships, in qualifications, archers shoot 24 targets from marked distances and 24 targets from unmarked distances. The top sixteen competitors in each division and class move to the 1/8 elimination round and shoot 12 marked targets. The top eight competitors then advance to the quarterfinals and shoot eight new targets. In the semifinals and medal finals, the top four competitors in each class and division shoot matches consisting of 4 marked targets. In Val d?Isère, the official practice will take place on 14 August, followed by the qualifications on 15-16 August, the elimination rounds on 17-18 August, and finally the finals on 19 August. Follow the championships at www.archery.org   CHECK OUT THE LATEST IMAGES      Australian Team TEAM MEMBERS Open Compound menPeter Bennett – VICGrahame Benson – NSW  Open Compound WomenFiona Guest – VICDiann Benson – NSWRachel Morgan – ACT Open Recurve Men Jarryd Greitschus – SQASMitchell James – SA Open Recurve Women Kirsten Filmer – VIC Open Barebow MenMichael Fisher – ACTMick Turner – ACT Open Barebow WomenTrudy Scott – VICFrances Atkins – ACTSamantha Crawford – VIC Junior Compound MenHarry Neve – SADaniel Freid – WA Junior Compound WomenPenny Vissariou – VIC Junior Recurve Men Alec Potts – VIC Junior Recurve WomenShenna Wu – NSWJessica Greenstein – NSWLuana Geng – VIC