Beiter recurve team leads Indoor Archery World Series ranking after GT Open

Florian Kahllund, Cedric Rieger and Elena Richter picked up enough points at the GT Open for Beiter to debut at the top of the ranking in the Indoor Archery World Series team competition. The squad was entered prior to the start of the event in Luxembourg.

Richter finished eighth, Rieger ninth and Kahllund took recurve men’s bronze.

Team Beiter leads Wombat Consulting in the recurve ranking. Wombat’s Olympic silver medallist Jean-Charles ValladontJerome Bidault and Laurena Villard have all scored at one of the first two tournaments on the series calendar.

The compound ranking is topped by TRUBall/Axcel. The team includes the men’s winners from Macau (Kris Schaff) and Luxembourg (Mike Schloesser).

The Indoor Archery World Series team competition is open to companies, clubs, nations and other groups. It combines team members’ individual results into a team result – which is then used to rank squads over the course of the season.

Top three teams

The highest-ranked squads in the Indoor Archery World Series team ranking after two of six events with team members listed.


  1. Team Beiter (Florian Kahllund, Cedric Rieger, Elena Richter)
  2. Wombat Consulting (Laurena Villard, Jean-Charles Valladont, Jerome Bidault)
  3. Lancaster Archery Supply (Brady Ellison, Casey Kaufhold, Jack Williams)


  1. TRUBall/Axcel (Alexis Ruiz, Mike Schloesser, Kris Schaff)
  2. Performance Archery (Sebastien Peineau, Sarah Prieels, Toja Ellison)
  3. Shibuya CP (So Chaewon, Sergio Pagni, Dave Cousins)

Beiter is an archery accessory manufacturer headquartered in Germany that is most famous for its nocks. All three members of the Beiter Team for the 2020 Indoor Archery World Series represented Germany internationally in 2019.

Elena Richter won the World Archery Field Championships in 2012 and the World Archery Indoor Championships in 2018. She has collected multiple medals with the German recurve women’s team on the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit and at continental and world championships.

Cedric Rieger was bronze medallist in the mixed team event at the 2019 European Games. He has shot for the German national team since 2014.

Florian Kahllund won the Antalya stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup in 2014. He was also European Champion that same year and has won team world championships in both field and indoor disciplines.

The 2020 Indoor Archery World Series includes six events. The Macau Open and GT Open were held in November 2019. The series next moves to the TRUBall/Axcel Roma Archery Trophy on 14-15 December.

Teams consist of three athletes shooting either recurve or compound, must be mixed-gender and cost 240 CHF to enter. World Archery has guaranteed a minimum prize purse of 5000 CHF.

Registrations for the team event are being accepted until the Nimes Archery Tournament on 17-19 January 2020. The entry form is available online. Points are accrued from the time of entry and not backdated.

The Indoor Archery World Series is a collection of mass-participation and elite tournaments held in destination cities around the world.