Preview: Pre-season ranking points for 150 archers in Taipei

Practice in Taoyuan.

The outdoor season starts early in Asia – with the opening leg of the continent’s tour of world ranking events taking place this week in Taoyuan, which lies west of Taipei City.

Around 150 archers from 15 countries are on the entry list, the most recognisable names being Australia’s Ryan Tyack and Diya Siddique of Bangladesh – both of whom went to the last Olympics in Tokyo, and both of whom will already be looking ahead to Paris.

World ranking points matter for that process, and they’re on offer this weekend.

Also worth watching? Kazakhstan. Pre-pandemic, the men were authors of a fair few dramatic upsets and unprecedented results for the emerging archery nation. This is the year to recapture that momentum.

Key information

What’s happening? The first outdoor ranking event of the season and the first leg of the Asia Cup on 15-19 March 2023 in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei.

What’s at stake? World ranking points.

Who’s competing? About 150 archers from 15 countries.

What’s the story? An early start to the season in Asia and most of the 15 countries sending teams to Taoyuan are fielding their squads. Valuable experience – and a gentle intro to some of the archers who might end up making a mark as line-ups shake out and the year progresses.


  • Thursday 16 March: Qualifying
  • Friday 17 March: Eliminations
  • Saturday 18 March: Team eliminations
  • Sunday 19 March: Finals

How to watch

Watch live footage on the World Archery YouTube channel. Live scores will be available on the World Archery website and there will be coverage on World Archery’s digital platforms throughout the competition.

Who’s competing?

Full entries are available online. These are the top-ranked archers shooting in Taoyuan:

  • Recurve men: Ryan Tyack, Australia (world rank: 26)
  • Recurve women: Diya Siddique, Bangladesh (world rank: 39)
  • Compound men: Priyansh, India (world rank: 56)
  • Compound women: Parneet Kaur, India (world rank: 25)

Competition at the Asia Cup leg in Taoyuan starts with qualifying on Thursday.