Centre hosts 2018 international judge conference

The 2018 World Archery Judge Conference took place on 3-4 November in Lausanne, Switzerland, with 45 international judges from 24 countries attending.

Workshops at the event covered new rules and bylaws introduced at the last congress, case studies from recent events, and sessions focused on field and para archery.

“The conference is part of the continuous training of our international judges and essential to improve judging worldwide,” said World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen.

“It was also an opportunity to thank the judges, who are volunteers during the work they do at our events year in, year out.”

It is mandatory for judges to attend a conference to retain their accreditation. This was the last conference in the 2016-2019 accreditation period. Attendees were required to sit a pair of tests to assess their knowledge of rules and procedures, particularly those recently updated.

“We’ll continue to work with our judge committee to ensure that the quality of judging keeps rising to protect the integrity and image of our sport,” said Dielen.

All international judges will undergo a mandatory re-accreditation test before the start of the new accreditation period running from 2020 to 2023.