Competition mode

Explanation of the tournament mode of the Golden Bow of Basel

An innovative final mode has been developed for the 47th Golden Bow to allow all participants a maximum number of final matches and to keep the tension high until the end. Men and women will shoot the finals together, but there will be a separate ranking at the end.

Overview competition mode

(for detailed information see below)


After the end of the classic qualification round (720 round) on Saturday, 4th May, the ranking will be divided into groups of 16 participants each (men and women). The archers with the rankings 1-16 will form the first group, the archers with the rankings 17-32 the second, and so on. Based on these groups, the finals will take place on Sunday, May 5th.

Within a group of 16, four sub-groups are formed.

Group A: 1st, 8th, 9th, 16th
Group B: 2nd, 7th, 10th, 15th
Group C: 3rd, 6th, 11th, 14th
Group D: 4th, 5th, 12th, 13th


Within these sub-groups everyone now shoots against everyone. After these three matches, there is a ranking list within the groups A-D, on the basis of which the second group phase is formed.

Group 1: 1A, 2B, 2C, 1D
Group 2: 2A, 1B, 1C, 2D
Group 3: 3A, 4B, 4C, 3D
Group 4: 4A, 3B, 3C, 4B

Again in the new groups everyone shoots against everyone. Based on these results the pairings for the final matches are formed:

1st placed group 1 (E) vs. 2nd placed group 2 (F)
2nd placed group 1 (E) vs. 1st placed group 2 (F)

3rd placed group 1 (E) vs. 4th placed group 2 (F)
4th placed group 1 (E) vs. 3rd placed group 2 (F)

Subsequently, the “Gold” finals will take place for the respective winners and the “Bronze” finals for the losers. This final mode will take place for all groups, resulting in the final ranking of the Golden Bow.

The final ranking distinguishes four categories: Recurve Male, Recurve Female, Compound Male, Compound Female.

In any case the german version is binding.

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