1st World Archery Masters Championships

Lausanne, Switzerland
14-18 August 2018

Categories: 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70 +

Disciplines: Recurve, Compound, Barebow. Instinctive and Longbow (a minimum of 8 participants are required. Otherwise age groups will be combined)



  • 72 arrow qualification round
  • Recurve 70 or 60m (according categories) with the 122cm target face
  • Compound 50m with the 80cm (10-6 scoring zone) target face
  • Head to head elimination


  • A combined format of 60 arrows at 18m and 60 arrows at 25m
  • 18m indoor with the single or triple vertical 40cm target face
  • 25m indoor with the single or triple vertical 60cm target face


  • 72 arrows over 24 targets (12 marked and 12 unmarked)
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World Championships medals and titles will only be awarded for the 50-59 aged category for indoor and outdoor recurve and compound.

Dear Archery friends,

The World Archery Excellence Centre, situated in Lausanne (Switzerland) is proud to host the first World Archery Masters Championships from the 14th – 18th August 2018. This competition is the first of its kind dedicated to archers over the age of 40.

On behalf of the Organising Committee we have the pleasure to invite all archers over 40 years old to participate in this new archery event. Not only will you have beautiful archery venues, but also the wonderful city of Lausanne, the Olympic capital, and its surrounding areas to explore, where you will be able to take advantage of the numerous cultural and tourist activities.

As this event is a novelty, we encourage you to show a keen interest in it by being amongst the number of participants for this first meeting of its kind in archery.

For more information and registration, please visit our website at www.worldarcherycentre.org. Here you will find all relevant information about competition format, accommodation, entertainment options, etc.

To summarise; we are planning one day of training and three days of competition; one indoor, one WA 50/70 outdoor and one Field event, Competitors are free to choose any or all of the disciplines. A “sight seeing” day will give the participants the opportunity to discover our beautiful region.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to welcoming you to this unique première !


Juan Carlos Holgado - WAEC Director | Organising Committee

Competition schedule

12 August 2018
13 August 2018
14 August 2018
15 August 2018
16 August 2018
17 August 2018
18 August 2018
19 August 2018
Arrival of participants
Practice field and local transport available
Arrival of participants
Practice field and local transport available
Official Practice and Registration (for all)
Equipment Inspection
Participant Meeting
Opening Ceremony
Group 1 – TARGET Indoor
Group 2 – TARGET Outdoor
Group 3 – Free Day/Sightseeing
Award Ceremonies of the day / per group
Group 1 - FIELD
Group 2 – Free Day/Sightseeing
Group 3 – TARGET Outdoor
Award Ceremonies of the day / per group
Group 1 - Free Day/Sightseeing
Group 2 – FIELD
Group 3 – TARGET Indoor
Award Ceremonies of the day / per group
Group 1 – TARGET Outdoor
Group 2 – TARGET Indoor
Group 3 – FIELD
Award Ceremonies of the day / per group Closing Ceremony and/or banquet
Departure of Participants
This preliminary program might change according to number of participants. All changes will be published and distributed to all participants in good time.


The competition will take place across three competition venues, depending on the discipline
Venue Name
Competition hosted
Venue Information
Transport Information
World Archery Excellence Centre - FIDTA
Indoor Archery + outdoor 60 +70 m
Ch de Chalet Pra Roman 10, 1000 Lausanne 25
Dimensions: 9000m2 in Total / surface: indoor-synthetic floor / outdoor, grass + asphalt for walking paths / toilets: 6
public transport to Croisette + shuttle busses
Venue Name
Competition hosted
Venue Information
Transport Information
Field Archery Range Montheron,
Compagnie des Archers de Lausanne (CAL)
Field Archery
Field range of 20 fix targets
Shuttle busses from WAEC / dedicated transport when needed
Venue Name
Competition hosted
Venue Information
Transport Information
Archery outdoor field Vidy,
Compagnie des Archers de Lausanne (CAL)
Outdoor Archery 50 m
Park de Vidy
Dimensions : 50m x 110m large / surface: grass / toilets: 1
Public transport + Shuttle busses

Registration fees

Accompanying coach (receives accreditation)
200 CHF per one event + training
+ 75 CHF for two events
+ 50 CHF for three events
100 CHF per person for all events
with access to the field of play

(spectators: guest no cost)

There is no team event.

Discount: If you book before 1 April 2018, get 10% off registration!

Entry fee includes daily local transport to and from practice field to the official hotels during the qualification, elimination and finals venues (timetable to be confirmed).


The entry fees should be paid in advance before deadline of registration (24 July 2018).

For the payment of accommodation, it will follow each hotel policies.

Participants need to book their accommodation by themselves.


International Wiring Instructions

BENEFICIARY: Fondation Internationale de Développement de Tir à l’Arc
IBAN : CH49 0483 5040 3388 5100 2
Current account : 403388-51-2

Payment using Credit cards, please contact the Organising Committee

Cancellations & Changes

Written Cancellations must be:

  • Received before 31 July 2018 for full refund of the entry fee payment
  • Received later than 31 July 2018, 50% refund.

All refunds, if any, will be processed after the event.


How to register

link to online system and deadlines to register

The World Archery Online Registration System (WAREOS): http://register.worldarchery.org has been updated to handle the entire registration process for this event. No entry forms will be accepted as this information is to be entered into WAREOS.

In order to use WAREOS, please login on http://register.worldarchery.org with your Username and Password assigned by World Archery. After entering WAREOS, please find the event, from the list, you wish to register your athletes. Select/press the “Entries” button to see the list of categories in the event. Select/press the “category” to enter the athlete and official numbers/details participating for that event. A "WAREOS User Manual" can be downloaded in PDF format (English) using the same website link.

For any questions regarding the OPEN WAREOS, please contact the World Archery office, Mr. JK LEE (jklee@archery.org).


Start date for online registration using WAREOS : 08 January 2018

End of Registration using WAREOS: 24 July 2018

Participants should only use OPEN WAREOS to make any changes/amendments to their entries and will be able to do so at any time. Any changes made in WAREOS an email will instantly be sent to the Organising Committee and to the participant with the updated information.

 NOTE: CHF currency exchange rates will be communicated by World Archery at the start of the event.



Information on hotels, preferred ones by the OC and its cost will be available by beginning of February

There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from. More details can be found on our website.

Once you have decided where you wish to stay, contact the hotels directly to make your reservation.




B & B

Tourism information

About Switzerland

Switzerland, in its full name the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found.

Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zurich and Geneva.

The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. It pursues, however, an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.

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About Lausanne

Lausanne is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. The seat of the district of Lausanne, the city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman). It faces the French town of Évian-les- Bains, with the Jura Mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is located 62 km (39 mi) northeast of Geneva.

Lausanne has a population (as of December 2011) of 129,383, making it the fifth largest city of the country, with the entire agglomeration area having 336,400 inhabitants. The Metropolitan Area of Lausanne-Geneva is over 1.2 million inhabitants. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne – the IOC officially recognises the city as the Capitale Olympique – as are the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. There are 55 International Federations, including World Archery and sport related organisations in Lausanne de Vaud. It lies in the middle of a wine region. The city has a 28-station metro system, making it the smallest city in the world to have a rapid transit system.


The currency in Switzerland is Swiss franc, usually indicated as CHF. However, you will be able to use Euro in most of the places.

More information http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

1 CHF - 0.82 EUR
1 CHF - 1.09 USD


From the end of March to the end of October, Summer Time applies (CET + 1 hour). During the winter, Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland.


The voltage in Switzerland, as in most of Europe, is 230V/50 Hz. Switzerland uses type C (2-pin) and Type J (3-pin) plugs. (Type C 2-pin plugs also fit J sockets). Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problem. Adaptors are available in most hotels.


Lausanne has an average of 123 days of rain or snow per year and on average receives

1,150 mm (45 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is June during which time Lausanne receives an average of 117 mm (4.6 in) of rain. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 10.8 days. The month with the most days of precipitation is May, with an average of 12.4, but with only 107 mm (4.2 in) of rain or snow. The driest month of the year is February with an average of 78 mm (3.1 in) of precipitation over 10.2 days.

The city of Lausanne

Additional community information can be located at http://www.lausanne.ch/en/

Contact details and address of Organizing committee.