2016 Doinker Masters
For many archers the field course at Esch-sur-Alzette in southern Luxembourg is a hidden gem. The former iron ore quarry has long since returned to nature with many mature trees and grassland areas. With cliff edges and steep gradients aplenty the course designers used the best shots from their European 5 Nations layout and made each shot tougher with bigger angles and smaller target faces. A real challenge.
Linda Lainchbury put in a stunning performance early on Saturday. While everyone else was dropping points Linda held the lead until her 14th target when she was finally overhauled by Ivana Buden. An unfortunate miss on her 18th target dropped her further down the leaderboard but she recovered and ended the day only 4 points behind Ivana (455), Ulrike Wiese (453) and Inge Enthoven (452). With Hope Greenwood (451) equalling Linda's score there are at least five ladies with a realistic chance for victory on Sunday.
Once the gents class leaderboard settled it was Duncan Busby at the top with a comfortable lead over a whole host of different names. Initially Julien Lallemant and Geraint Thomas were challenging with career best performances but as the day wore on they were overtaken by Stephan Hansen, Domagoj Buden and Mike Schloesser. The day ended with the top 10 covered by just 8 points.
Sunday's action lived up to the promise and delivered exciting battles in both classes.
The ladies battle was a three way fight between Ivana Buden, Inge Enthoven and Hope Greenwood who spent the day in a different group on the other side of the course. By the third target Hope and Ivana were tied for the lead with Inge just one point back whilst the other contenders faded throughout the day. The three ladies were never separated by more than 2 points over the first part of the day. On target 17 Inge took a one point lead over Ivana and maintained that gap to the end. Hope came in third and took home the Beiter Accuracy Award for the most X's in the ladies class.
Duncan Busby had a tough day ahead of him. He had the current world number one and number two ranked archers (WA) just behind him. and they were all keen to score their first Pro Archery Series victory.
By target 7 Duncan's 2 point lead have been overcome and both Stephan Hansen and Mike Schloesser were all on a three way tie for first place. Stephan took over the lead and held a small gap to Duncan until the end. It was on the final target, an 80yd shot on a 50cm face, that Duncan slipped to third place behind Mike Schloesser. Stephan also took home the Beiter Accuracy Award for the most X's and also takes the lead in the 2016 Bohning Pro Archery Rankings so he is number one with us too, for at least seven weeks until the Alternative Welsh Masters on 3/4 September.
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| GROUP LIST DAY 1
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| 2016 BOHNING RANKINGS
Since 2007 the Pro Archery Series has grown in stature every year and today it is widely regarded as the "unofficial world cup" of Field Archery where the world's top archers compete on the world's toughest courses for their share of the € 13,000.00 EURO prize fund per event.
World class competitors such as Dave Cousins, Ivana Buden, Jesse Broadwater, Jamie Van Natta, Chris White, Liam Grimwood, Stephan Hansen and Tim Gillingham regularly compete in Pro Archery Series events.
Every event is presented online to a global audience with live scoring, over four hours of on-demand video coverage with entertaining and expert commentary, and much more - all available for you to watch free of charge.
In 2016 we have expanded the Pro Archery Series to include four high profile events...
16/17 April - Fort van Lier - BELGIUM
25/26 June - Cartel Classic - Müllenborn - GERMANY
16/17 July - Doinker Masters - Esch - LUXEMBOURG
3/4 September - Alternative Welsh Masters - Dan-y-Darren - WALES