What a race it was this year! 350 places filled up in 7 minutes with another 250 on the waiting list!
We are stoked that you all tried to enter our tournament, and we are very sorry for the ones that did not make it!
This year will be one of the toughest yet, in the compound men’s categories we expect the level to be insanely high.With competitors like world #1 Stephan Hanson (DEN), Worldcup champion Braden Gellenthien(USA), World champion Sebastian Peineau(FRA), Dave Cousins(USA), KOA16 Champ Jordan Mitchel(IRL)Mike Schloesser(NED), Peter Elzinga(NED) and many more international superstars we expect fireworks and a 900 score to qualify for the final shoot-off.
In compound women, we have the #1 in the world Sarah Sonnichsen(DEN), Vegas champion Tanja Jensen(DEN) with the ability to shoot 300’s and 900’s, but world cup medalist Andrea Marcos (ESP) and past Vegas champion Sarah Prieels(BEL) have also been on the podium recently and have proven to be solid indoor shooters. We hope 2016 KOA champion Sanne de Laat(NED) and former Vegas Champion Inge van Caspel(NED) can make the home crowd proud!
In recurve men, the Dutch guys are in favor for the win, with Sjef van den Berg(NED) having a great year behind him he will be eager to get another KOA win, World championship bronze medalist Steve Wijler who had nothing short of a great outdoor season is also known for putting in great scores and will be a fierce competitor as well. Other competitors we expect to make the final are Guy Matzkin(ISR), Pit Klein(LUX), Tilman Bremer(GER) and Mitch Dielemans(NED).
In ladies recurve there is always room for a surprise winner, returning champions Sietske Vissers(NED) and Viveca Beckers(LUX) will have have a big task ahead of them with 2017 top qualifier Dagmar Kreikemeyer(GER) returning but also Olympians Gabriela Bayardo(MEX) and Reena Parnat(EST) taking aim at KOA victory.
Kings of Archery will take place on 25/26 November in Weert(NED).
Even if you are not shooting there are seminars and a tradeshow and enough room to watch the action! There is no entree fee for spectators!