Archery World Cup Stage 1 Report
At the first Archery World Cup for the 2013 season, Shaun Teasdale competed as our sole NZ representative in Shanghai, China 13TH – 19TH MAY 2013.
At the first Archery World Cup for the 2013 season, Shaun Teasdale competed as our sole NZ representative in Shanghai, China.
Shaun has regularly attended this event and was a member of the mens compound team, with Steve Clifton and Tony Waddick, who won the team’s silver medal in 2009. He was also the gold medal winner in the mens compound in 2010.
On Tuesday morning the individual qualification 50m compound round was shot, with the eliminations for the 1/24 held in the afternoon. In a field of 53 compound archers from 22 countries, Shaun shot a very good score of 695 at 50m to be ranked 23rd overall.
The top score of 710 was shot by Martin Damsbo from Denmark, followed by Adam Ravenscroft (GBR) also on 710, Braden Gellenthien (USA) 709, Morton Boe (Norway) 708, and Reo Wilde (USA) 705.
In the eliminations Shaun came up against Gerardo Alvarado (Mexico) who was ranked at 42. After a tie at 88-88 after nine arrows, Alvarado gained a 2-point advantage over the last six arrows, winning the match 146-144.
Shaun is now looking towards competing in the Stage 4 in Poland and then onto the World Championships in Antalya in October.