World ranking transition period ends on 31 March 2021
The transition period for the world rankings is set to end on 31 March 2021, with normal service resuming for the official start of the outdoor season on 1 April.
Existing world ranking points had been frozen since the start of the competition hiatus on 1 April 2020. New points could then be added from the start of September 2020. The depreciation of points over time will begin again from April 2021, as will the biweekly publishing of new ranking lists.
The 12 months from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 will be ignored in the depreciation calculation.
(Each of an archer’s results factors less into their world ranking as time progresses.)
The ranking freeze and subsequent transition period protected athletes who could not compete during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic but allowed smaller live events to take place – if held in accordance with local health regulations and World Archery’s requirements.
In total, four world ranking events will have taken place during the transition period.
World ranking events held during transition period
- International Challenge – Antalya, Turkey – 2-4 October 2020 (complete)
- Fazza Para Archery Tournament – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 22-26 February 2021 (complete)
- European Grand Prix – Porec, Croatia – 16-21 March 2021 (upcoming)
- Pan American Championships – Monterrey, Mexico – 22-28 March 2021 (upcoming)
With a full calendar of the Hyundai Archery World Cup scheduled in 2021 and numerous other major internationals upcoming, the world ranking can resume in full.
The second European Grand Prix in Antalya, Turkey on 7-11 April is expected to be the first event held after the end of the transition period. The opening stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup follows one week later in Guatemala City.
New world ranking lists are published on Mondays, every two weeks and after major internationals.