The final world ranking list of the 2016 season filled 20 of the remaining quota places in the compound archery competition at the 2017 World Games, being held in Wroclaw, Poland in July.
Wroclaw marks the second edition of the World Games to include both field archery and target archery competitions. Barebow and recurve archers compete in the field competition and compound archers in the target competition using standard 50-metre qualification and matchplay rules.
The compound competition debuted in Cali in 2013, when 3,500-strong crowds filled stands to watch the USA’s Erika Jones and Reo Wilde sweep the individual and mixed team titles.
Nations secure compound invitations to the World Games through a qualification period that starts with five continental quota tournaments and is capped by the world’s top remaining ranked athletes. All the barebow and recurve spots were assigned at the World Archery Field Championships in Dublin at the end of the 2015 outdoor season.
With continental qualifiers in Europe, Americas, Oceania and Africa completed, the final world ranking list of 2016 awarded additional compound quota places to:
- COLOMBIA – 1 WOMAN
- CROATIA – 1 MAN
- DENMARK – 1 WOMAN, 2 MEN
- FRANCE – 1 MAN
- INDIA – 1 MAN
- ITALY – 1 WOMAN
- KOREA – 1 WOMAN
- MEXICO – 1 WOMAN
- NETHERLANDS – 2 MEN
- RUSSIA – 1 WOMAN
- SLOVENIA – 1 WOMAN
- SOUTH AFRICA – 1 MAN
- SPAIN – 1 WOMAN
- TURKEY – 1 WOMAN, 1 MAN
- USA – 1 WOMAN, 1 MAN
The last remaining opportunity to secure quota places in the compound competitions at the World Games is open only to Asian nations as part of the Asia Cup competition in Bangkok, Thailand in March.
Nations have until 31 May 2017 to submit final entries after accepting the invitation place, do not have to register the athlete that secured the place and may return the quota, in which case the nation of the next highest-ranked athlete will be awarded the spot.
The archery competitions at the World Games will run on 20-30 July in Wroclaw, Poland.