The National Archery Series (NAS) is an initiative to bring a World Class level archery competition to Australia. Starting with the Matchplay Series, NAS aims to provide Australian archers with formats that push their abilities to a new level and provides incentives through prize money and glory, unseen in Australia before now.
Keep your eyes here as we build up this professional archery series to showcase the abilities of our home grown stars and develop the champions of tomorrow.
Modelled on the World Cup events held by the World Archery Federation, the Matchplay Series will be shot at 50m on an 80cm face.
The centre of the target is only 8cm in diametre, about the size of the bottom of a coffee mug. Our star archers are hitting this 80% of the time with millimetres often determining the winner. The smallest tremour, tiniest moment of doubt or slightest break in concentration is all that is needed to miss such a small target at that range.
Starting with a 72 arrow ranking round to determine seeding, archers will then be paired up to face one another in a head to head showdown with only the strongest surviving.
During the Matchplay each competitor will shoot 5 ends of 3 arrows with the highest scorer declared the winner and moving to the next round.
At the end of the day the top 8 places will receive Points towards the End of Year Grand Final and the Top 3 will receive prize money for the day.
It's cut throat, nerve wreaking, down to the wire archery.