Event schedule and rules announced for 2023 Indoor World Series

Toja Ellison shoots at the 2022 Indoor Archery World Series Finals.

World Archery’s mass-participation indoor circuit is set to return this winter with four official points events scheduled from November 2022 to February 2023 in Luxembourg, Chinese Taipei, France and the USA.

The GT Open, Sud de France Archery Tournament and Vegas Shoot return as legs, alongside the Taipei Archery Open for the first time.

Local event organisers will also be able to register their 18-metre tournaments taking place between 1 November 2022 and 20 January 2023 for inclusion in the tour. Every recurve, compound or barebow archer who competes at a points or registered tournament will be listed in a global open ranking.

The Indoor Archery World Series Finals will take place on Saturday evening at the Vegas Shoot.

For the first time in 2023, an Indoor Archery World Series Youth Finals for under-21s will be held one stage earlier during the Sud de France – Nimes Archery Tournament.

Both finals events will be open to the top 16 recurve men, recurve women, compound men and compound women in the series’ elite ranking and consist of a head-to-head eliminations bracket and televised finals.

Triangular triple-spot targets are recommended for all eliminations matches and mandatory for all finals in 2023.

Event Points Dates City Country
GT Open 250 18-20 November 2022 Strassen LUX flag Luxembourg
Taipei Archery Open 250 10-11 December 2022 Taipei TPE flag Chinese Taipei
Sud de France Archery Tournament 500 20-22 January 2023 Nîmes FRA flag France
Indoor Archery World Series Youth Finals   21-22 January 2023 Nîmes FRA flag France
The Vegas Shoot 1000 3-5 February 2023 Las Vegas USA flag USA
Indoor Archery World Series Finals   4 February 2023 Las Vegas USA flag USA

Prize money for the Indoor Archery World Series Finals remains 5000 CHF for the winner, 2000 CHF for second and 1000 CHF for third. Scholarships will be introduced for the youth finals, with 700 CHF for the winner and 1250 CHF per category available in total.

Felix Wieser, Penny Healey, Toja Ellison and Nicolas Girard are the reigning Indoor Archery World Series Champions.

This year marks the full return of the indoor circuit for the first time since 2020. In 2021, it was run as a virtual event with monthly invitationals before a two-leg tour with Nimes and Vegas took place in 2022.

The Indoor Archery World Series is open to any archer who is registered with a national member federation of World Archery.

The entry period for the points events is expected to start soon.

Local events manage registration to the circuit and athlete entries separately. Organisers pay a 100 CHF registration fee plus 2 CHF per submitted result for inclusion, are provided promotional branding, and encouraged to share content from their tournament online using the hashtag #IndoorWorldSeries.

More information is available in the rules for the 2023 Indoor Archery World Series.