Who can qualify for the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final during stage four in Berlin?
The fourth stage of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin is the last chance for archers to qualify for the season-ending final, which is being held in Moscow in September, as either a stage winner or by accruing enough ranking points.
Individual eliminations take place on Thursday morning in a session will decide the majority of the remaining spots at the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final.
But the beautiful thing about this event is that anyone who is still in the competition can qualify. It’s win-and-in, in Berlin.
Eight archers will compete in each category in Moscow. They consist of up to four stage winners, one host country representative from Russia, and the rest are points qualifiers.
The unofficial lists below detail who has won a stage already, who is secure on points and who can still collect enough points in Berlin to push themselves up the ranking. Their points at this stage of the competition are included in brackets and are starred if that athlete is still alive in Berlin.
Remember: Not everyone still shooting at the Berlin stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup is listed but anyone can book a ticket to Moscow if they win.
Locked: Sjef van den Berg, Netherlands (43*)
Probable: Kim Woojin, Korea (39)
Sjef van den Berg was a near-lock as a qualifier before the competition began in Berlin. After two elimination rounds and with him still alive at this fourth stage, he can’t be pushed out of a points spot no matter how the rest of the results fall.
But if any of the three wins this event, they’ll push Kim Woojin – who was a medallist at the first two stages – out of the Moscow line-up. A maximum of two athletes per country are permitted to compete at the Final.
In with a shot: Ksenia Perova, Russia (24); Elena Richter, Germany (14*); Meng Fanxu, China (14*); Michelle Kroppen, Germany (14*); Elia Canales, Spain (7*); Monica Galisteo, Spain (7*); Lisa Unruh, Germany (7*)
There will be four recurve women’s spots in Moscow for qualifiers on points since Kang Chae Young won two stages of the circuit.
Tomomi Sugimoto – who is not shooting in Berlin – and Tan Ya-Ting – who is – are not mathematically locked for the final. However, they would both have to be extremely unlucky to be pushed out.
Ksenia Perova, who lost to France’s Elodie Kaczmareck in the second round in Berlin, may not have accrued enough points to maintain her position in the ranking. Will the 2017 World Archery Champion fill the host nation spot in Moscow anyway?
Top contenders: Daniel Munoz, Colombia (27*); Sergio Pagni, Italy (23); Roberto Hernandez, El Salvador (23); Jean Philippe Boulch, France (20*); Pierre-Julien Deloche, France (19*); Evren Cagiran, Turkey (17*); Jozef Bosansky, Slovakia (15*)
In with a shot: Sil Pater, Netherlands (11*); Suleyman Araz, Turkey (7*); Domagoj Buden, Croatia (7*); Peter Elzinga, Netherlands (7*); James Mason, Great Britain (6*); Abhishek Verma, India (6*); Marcel Trachsel, Germany (6*); Stephan Hansen, Denmark (6*)
James Lutz won his only career stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit to date, in Antalya, just before winning the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships. But he’s not safe.
If any of his USA teammates in Berlin – save Braden Gellenthien, who won in Shanghai and is leagues ahead on points – wins the tournament, they’re in and Lutz is out.
A maximum of two athletes per nation can compete at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final and Kris Schaff, Tate Morgan and Matt Sullivan would all finish above Lutz in the rankings if they won this last stage. Wonder if Lutz will be watching the results from home?
Locked: Alexis Ruiz, USA (57*)
In with a shot: Huang I-Jou, Chinese Taipei (23); Viktoria Balzhanova, Russia (17*); Sanne de Laat, Netherlands (14*); Amanda Mlinaric, Croatia (14*); Sophie Dodemont, France (7*); Yesim Bostan, Turkey (7*); Mariya Shkolna, Luxembourg (7*); Marcella Tonioli, Italy (7*)
The compound women’s qualification picture is wide open. Alexis Ruiz is locked on points after three podium finishes from three events.
Tanja Jensen will breathe a lot easier if she wins her next match.
Toja Ellison has been given a gift – she’s got a bye into the fourth round because her next opponent was disqualified for not fully completing a match scorecard. She’s not completely safe right now but she could be after she watches the next line of matchplay.
The fourth stage of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup takes place on 1-7 July in Berlin, Germany.