Ellison, Roman headline eight recurve archers shooting in June’s Lockdown Knockout

1 June 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
Qualification takes place on 5-8 June. Matches will be streamed live on 13-21 June.

The Lockdown Knockout continues in June for recurve archers following its successful first month, which was won by compounder Sara Lopez, in May.

Brady Ellison, Crispin Duenas, Bernardo Oliveira, Steve Wijler, Aida Roman, Casey Kaufhold, Yasemin Anagoz and Gaby Bayardo are the eight athletes who will compete in the remote tournament.

Each archer will shoot a 60-arrow 18-metre qualification round over the weekend of 5-8 June.

They’ll then be seeded and placed in a bracket, men on the left and women on the right. Matches start on 13 and run until 21 June. Each will be streamed live, start at 17h00 CET and the winner will advance to the next round.

The final will see a man take on a woman, with the victor receiving 1000 CHF and runner-up 500 CHF in prize money.

Archers

Brady Ellison, USA: Five-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion and reigning World Archery Champion.

Crispin Duenas, Canada: Three-time Olympian and reigning Pan American Games Champion.

Bernardo Oliveira, Brazil: Represented hosts Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games and finished fourth at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Steve Wijler, Netherlands: Reigning European Champion and runner-up at the 2019 European Games.

Aida Roman, Mexico: Silver medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games with more than 40 international podiums.

Casey Kaufhold, USA: Triple medallist at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, with golds in the team and mixed team events and individual bronze.

Yasemin Anagoz, Turkey: Reigning European Champion and runner-up at the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final.

Gaby Bayardo, Netherlands: Bronze medallist at the 2019 European Games; former Mexican archer who recently qualified first Dutch spot at the Olympics in decades.

Schedule

Matches will begin at 17h00 CET.

  • 5-8 June – Qualification period (filmed)
  • 13-16 June – Quarterfinals (live)
  • 18-19 June – Semifinals (live)
  • 21 June – Final (live)

Selection and safety

The Lockdown Knockout is purely invitational. English-speaking international archers in European and American time zones were considered based on fan following, geographical distribution and access to the appropriate technology.

Only archers who could safely shoot in socially distanced settings and accordance with local health guidelines are permitted to participate.

World Archery has suspended its international competition calendar due to the current outbreak of COVID-19. No physical events will take place before the start of September, with the situation reviewed monthly.

The Lockdown Knockout is the first remote international event being streamed live across World Archery’s digital platforms.