As you may of heard, the Roses tournament, where Lancaster and York Universities battle it out across various sports, is having it’s 50th anniversary this year, and Lancaster has the incredibly opportunity to host it on this momentous occasion. From the 2nd to the 4th of May Roses fever will envelop Lancaster Campus and athletes from both Universities will be at the top of their game including, of course, the Archers.
This year is a very exciting year for Archery, as the competition will take place, on the Sunday (3rd of May), as a 3v3 head to head (where Novice, Senior and Alumni teams will have 4 rounds of 2 minutes to fire 2 arrows each at 50m for Novice and 70m for the Senior and Alumni archers), preceded by a 72 arrow qualifying round to determine the teams, exactly the same as you’d see in the olympics. Making the event especially exciting will be the setting. The competition will be taking place in the stadium that will be hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, with cameras pointed at the targets live streaming the competition, and live commentary to boot. All this coupled with a professional timing system will make for an extremely exciting and intense competition not a far cry from the olympics.
Interested? The event is open to all spectators with the qualification round starting at 10:00am on the Sunday. It will be a spectacular event, so make sure you check it out!