Are you still booking in to tournaments?

Whitehart

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With all what is going on at the moment are you still booking in to tournaments.

Interesting comments from a number of tournament organisers that over the past couple of weeks the expected trickle of entries (after the initial surge) is drying up
 


bimble

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put an entry form in this morning, putting more in later this week... booked in as a photographer to six (I think) shoots in May, then maybe 3 a month until Sept when I get to start shooting for myself again.
 


Timid Toad

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Wouldn't make any difference to me. If gatherings are prohibited I'd expect a reschedule or refund.
 


bimble

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Wouldn't make any difference to me. If gatherings are prohibited I'd expect a reschedule or refund.
I imagine it'd be like the football... behind closed doors with no spectators allowed... :D
 


LionOfNarnia

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For now, I'm not too worried about booking tournaments. I'm confident that archers, as a sub-set of the population, are more likely to be sensible about precautions than average, and that the nature of club indoor compos represent a relatively low risk activity anyway.
 


I'll participate in the 55+ BC Games in Richmond, BC, September 2020. The Covid19 virus is spread by droplets from a cough or sneeze. Avoid those, and the virus will have a hard time claiming you.
 


Timid Toad

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I'll participate in the 55+ BC Games in Richmond, BC, September 2020. The Covid19 virus is spread by droplets from a cough or sneeze. Avoid those, and the virus will have a hard time claiming you.
And on surfaces like handrails, door handles, cash, etc...
But outdoor events, as long as you can maintain 2m separation at all times are considered low risk.
 


LAC Mark

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As in our sport we cannot avoid hand/face contact it may be wise to pull our own arrows, other than that I see no real need to change what we do.
 


bimble

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As in our sport we cannot avoid hand/face contact it may be wise to pull our own arrows, other than that I see no real need to change what we do.
Use a puller and that's not a problem... and considering the advice is to stay 1m away from people, it's more likely you'll catch something standing on the shooting line, or when you greet the Lady P when you collect a medal.
 


LAC Mark

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Use a puller and that's not a problem... and considering the advice is to stay 1m away from people, it's more likely you'll catch something standing on the shooting line, or when you greet the Lady P when you collect a medal.
When pulling an arrow, you tend to pull with one hand and gather with the other hand, so using a puller will not stop the contact.

Personally I'm not overly worried about this, but for those that are I thought it best to highlight it.

I shall be discussing this with other archers on my boss, if others are happy to carry on as normal I am too.
 


dvd8n

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I don't do a lot of competitions, but I fully intend booking into the Argyll Field Archery Open in a month's time.
 


JohnK

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I had already booked three, and may book a few more as they open up. *But*, I'll follow the news, read what the experts say [1], and act accordingly. And if a shoot I've booked is cancelled, then I'll expect a refund.

[1] As in epidemiologists and other medical specialists with relevant qualifications, rather than politicians.
 


Emmadragon

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We've got one booked every month until September, and fully intend to go, unless the official advice becomes to not go out.
 


bimble

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Hoping that they don't start cancelling things until after the University Champs on Saturday, but I note after moving the Shanghai leg of the World Cup, World Archery have now cancelled the first leg in Guatemala City.
 


English Bowman

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I'm still planning on entering shoots, and we published the entry form for our shoot on Monday, and have 68 entries so far, so it doesn't appear that we're affected.
 


TJ Mason

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I'm seeing an increasing level of nervousness among TOs, and some cancellations. I expect there'll be a load more.

But outdoor archery tournaments are very low-risk environments for transmission. The combination of fresh air, little physical contact and a reasonable separation makes virus transmission unlikely. The main reason that football and rugby matches are being cancelled is actually the pressure they place on emergency services rather than the risk of virus transmission. That's not a factor with archery tournaments, so there really isn't a need to cancel outdoor shoots.
 


Hawkmoon

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I've already book most of the comp's I am going to up to June and wasn't going to loom at anything else until around May anyway.
 


KidCurry

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But outdoor archery tournaments are very low-risk environments for transmission. The combination of fresh air, little physical contact and a reasonable separation makes virus transmission unlikely.
Except for pulling and collecting arrows, and the constant face contact at anchor may be an issue I would want to consider. However, my guess will be availability of judges, whom, in my experience, tend to be towards the at risk age groups, but this may be an inaccurate assupmtion generally.
 


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