|Barebow was given its due recognition at the 2019 World Archery Congress in Netherlands recently...|
I am enjoying retirement and haven't been posting anything for at least a year and a-half.
For me, life has been good and things have been going really smooth for me. And it has been four years since I took up archery. I bought my first takedown recurve bow and never looked back.
Michelle my wife and I went through a bit to get our hobby going. We were chased out of public range and at the time when we doing our barebow gig, most of the "upper crust" archers in target archery had deemed us as "unworthy"
The motion tabled at the 2019 World Archery Congress
People who matter in the archery scene representing 85 member nations from all over the world had convened in the Netherlands to vote on 15 motions. One of them was recognizing barebow in target archery. So, what does it mean? Technically-speaking, barebow archers would have the opportunity to create world records in target archery where they compete. Well, sanctioned events by World Archery of course...
Here and now...
The local archery scene has witnessed a spike in Barebow entries. From the beginning of the year till the end, there are events such as 18-meter shoots and the newly-introduced Barebow 50m. With the inclusion of Barebow in target archery, archers now have a chance to earn the 50m badge by submitting their highest scores in sanctioned events. The onus now is for the national archery association to move along with World Archery's stand on the recognition for barebow. Since history was made, we will see the changes. Barebow archers are no longer "unworthy", but people are people, there are folks who hate. We can't change that mindset. But, it is now the barebow archer's part to learn the rules and dress accordingly for events. Discipline matters and good sportsmanship will ensure that the sport remains recognized and respected.
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