Preview: Penultimate points on offer for 1100+ at Indoor World Series leg

The competition hall in Nimes.

Back to France – and the Parc des Expos in Nîmes, one of archery’s most longstanding and recognisable indoor venues. Cue the spotlight on the penultimate leg of this year’s Indoor Archery World Series – before season titles are awarded in Vegas in two weeks…

…for the senior categories at least. Because, for the second year, Nimes is hosting the Indoor Archery World Series Youth Finals for under 21s.

Dutch international Quinty Roeffen dominated the competition at the two (of three) 250 events she attended late last calendar year and remains a name to watch not only for Sunday’s matchplay, but as we head into the rest of this Olympic season.

Archers from the Netherlands may tread the stage well, with world record holder Mike Schloesser (recently turned 30) in form and defending series champ Steve Wijler on his usual 18-metre tear.

And will Wijler indoor nemesis Brady Ellison turn up? His second child was born this week.

It won’t be long until the Olympics takes over in 2024. And with France the host country, the home squad for the Games is bound to draw attention at this home tournament. A taste of the atmosphere to come later this summer in Les Invalides.

Key information

What’s happening? The Occitanie – Nimes Archery Tournament at the Parc des Expos on 19-21 January 2024 in Nîmes, France.

What’s at stake? Prize money, elite and open ranking points for the international circuit, plus world ranking points.

Who’s competing? More than 1120 archers from 50 countries.

What’s the story? This indoor season has had phases – the early triplet of 250-pointers in Lausanne, Luxembourg and Taipei – and the business end, this weekend’s 500 tournament in Nîmes and the traditional grand finale in Las Vegas in two weeks. Points in Nîmes put archers looking for a slot in the Indoor Archery World Series Finals – only 16 qualify per category – in a great spot.


  • Friday 19 January: Qualifying (two sessions)
  • Saturday 20 January: Qualifying (one session) and eliminations
  • Sunday 21 January: Indoor Archery World Series Youth Finals (under 21 – morning) and event finals (senior – afternoon)

How to watch

Watch live footage exclusively on archery+ (free). Live scores will be available on the World Archery website and there will be coverage on World Archery’s digital platforms throughout the competition. Check Facebook, Instagram and X for more.

Who’s competing?

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

Competition at the Nîmes Archery Tournament starts on Friday.