The XXII. World Championships in Field Crossbow Shooting closed

With the bronze and gold medal matches in all categories, the last competition day of the Field Crossbow World Champioships in Dunavarsány closed today evening.

Thunderstorms at the beginning of the day have put the medal matches into jeopardy, as the rules forbid shooting if there is a reasonable risk of lightnings coming down to the range. After a forced break till noon, the competition could continue with bronze matches and gold medal matches shot in one relay each. After the team competition, the organization was back to the schedule so that the awards ceremony could be held on time.

The Croatian dominance continued, taking over the categories of cadets and completely and scoring at least one medal in other categories.

The Field Crossbow season will finish with the World Cup Final, held in one month in Dunavarsány as well, closing up the ranking list and determining the male and female Shooter of the Year.

Refer here for the complete results of Duna Cup.

Refer here for the complete results of the World Championships.

Day Two of World Championships – Match Play Semifinals

The second day of the World Champioships started the eliminations of the Match Play discipline in all categories – men, women, cadets, juniors, senior men and women. In the afternoon, team elimination matches were shot in order to determine the pairings for the bronze and gold medal matches due on Saturday.

The Hungarian sports channel M4 paid a visit to the championships today. The airing of the summary is expected to be on 31st August.

All categories worked down the tournament bracket and the results and the medal match parings are ready for Saturday. You can check the actual standings after the semifinals here.

World Championships Field Crossbow Kick Off in Dunavarsány (HUN)

For a second time in a row, the attendants of the World Championships in Field Crossbow gather in Dunavarsány, south of Budapest, to determine the best of class shooters in the categories of men, women, juniors, cadets, senior men and senior women.

The first day, traditionally with the IR900 Classic event on the schedule, was dominated by Croatian shooters. The thunderstorm a day before contributed to the air humidity, combined with overcast but warm weather and almost no wind resulted to a load on the physique of the competitors, but also to less problems with the shooting conditions. All in all, the setup was promising and in due course of the match, so many dreams came true.

We are proud to announce 9 (nine) new world records shot on this day. Over all, Judith Törökné Zsótér (HUN) – category senior women – shot a world record at each of the three distances: 65m – 276; 50m – 291; 35m – 289; in total 856 means an improvement of her old world record by 36 points!

Domagoj Pereglin (CRO) raised the 35m world record to 299 out of 300 possible and the total IR900 men’s record to 880 points. This made him to World Champion in the individual competition and contributed also to the new world record of the winning Croatian team, which passed the 2600 mark for the first time in history and counts now 2605 points.

Karl-Heinz Blumtritt (GER) and Zeljko Tijan (CRO) raised ex aequo the 50m senior men’s record to 292 points.

Click here for a complete result list of the individual competition and here for the results of the teams.

The World Championships continue with the Match Play pairings on Friday and Saturday. Start lists can be downloaded in the Calendar section.

World Records also on Day 2 in Wil


The World Cup in Wil closed on its second day with the 4th issue of the 30m event. The calm and cold day with almost no wind enabled another top performances and record scores.

The world records in standing position set up the previous day by Sandra Reimann (GER) lasted exactly one day. With 292 in standing position and with a fantastic total score of 586 points these world records went to Joëlle Baumgartner (SUI). This was also the overall victory in the open class competition this day. Second place went to Thomas Debenne (FRA) with 577 and bronze took Ramona Bieri (SUI) with a score of 572 after a tie-break.

Joël Brüschweiler (SUI) set a new record in the kneeling position (M) with 294 points.

With the competitions in Wil the series of World Cups in the Match Division closed. 10m events and 30m events had 4 instances each so that nominations for the World Cup Final can be made.

Meet the 16 best match crossbow shooters in the men’s and women’s category between 6th and 8th October in Strasbourg!

The complete results are available here.


World Cup Wil starts with world records

Day 1 of the World Cup (Division Match) in Wil (SUI) started very promising. While the rest of Europe encounters heat waves and heavy rain, the morning at the 30m range was pleasant cool with almost no wind. Expectations were high and although some wind came up later, three world records were shot. Sandra Reimann (GER) raised the women’s record in the standing position to 289 and in the combination to 576, which brought her also an overall victory on this day. Silver in the 30m event went to Michael Gerber (SUI) with 571 and bronze to Thomas Debenne (FRA) with 568.

With a kneeling result of 289, Christof Arnold (SUI) set a new world record in the senior’s category.

The 10m event in the category of men was won by Romain Meignan (FRA) with 396 points. This is his second victory in this season and puts him on the top of the actual men’s ranking. Second place was taken by Christian Dreßel (GER) with 395 – marking with the result also a new world record in the senior’s category. Bronze went to Stefan Reichhuber (GER) with 394.

10m women competition brought gold to Lisa Roettelé (FRA) with 395, silver goes to Alexandra Geng (FRA) with 391. Jolanda Prinz (GER) with 390, after breaking ties with the 4th and 5th placed shooters, took bronze, which was also sufficient to secure her leader position in the ranking, given her previous victories in Munich and Innsbruck.

Check here for the preliminary results of both competition days.


Invitation to Wil - 30m and 10m Match Crossbow World Cup


The Swiss Crossbow Shooting Union - Eidgenössischer Armbrustschützenverband - is happy to invite elite shooters of the Match Division all over the world to the third World Cup of the 2023 saison.

The shooting programme consists of two 30m Open Class competitions and one 10m competition for the categories of men and women, starting with the arrival and training day on August 3rd and lasting till Saturday, August 5th.

This World Cup will round up the amount of possible starts in both 30m and 10m to four, allowing for a complete ranking for this year's World Cup Final. 

We are looking forward to meet you in Wil and hoping for another high quality competition, as we had already in Munich and Innsbruck. The information, invitation and registration documents can be downloaded from the events or calendar sections.