Written by Voicu Mihnea Simandan
Those interested in archery already know that one of the most important and most expected events of the year is Thailand Princess Cup Archery Tournament 2009, which will be held between 25-26 July 2009. The event is organized by ThailandOutdoor Archery Club (TOAC) in joint venture with the Sports Association for the Disabled of Thailand and the National Archery Association of Thailand.
Thailand Princess Cup Archery Tournament 2009 is open to all local and international archery clubs, no matter of affiliation. A few archers from Southeast Asia have already announced their participation. Parin Archery Club will send about 15 archers to compete.
The tournament, the 11th of its kind, is open to compound, recurve and traditional archers. All adult recurve and compound competitors will shoot at the 18-meter target, with a 40cm 3-spot target face. University and secondary school students, plus the traditional archers, will have to send their arrows at a 40cm 1-spot target face. Primary school students will shoot at the 10-meter target with a 40cm 1-spot target face.
Being an event organized by a private archery club, there are some entry fees too: primary and secondary school students will have to pay $7; university students will have to pay $US 10; while recurve, compound, and traditional bows will have to pay $US15.
The winners will be rewarded with the following equipment: Recurve Hoyt Nexus + Limb 990TX, Samick Recurve and Traditional Bows, Shibuya Ultima V-Bars, Cartel stabilizers and many more.
Thailand Princess Cup Archery Tournament 2009 will take place at Island Hall in the Fashion Island Shopping Center from Bangkok. The mall is located at 587 Ramindra Road, in Kunnayow District, Bangkok (see the map below for further directions).
Due to the fact that the facility can hold only a certain number of competitors, it is a good idea to register your club as soon as possible. For more information or registration queries contact Mr. Pratheep at pratheep[at]naracot[dot]com.
Voicu Mihnea Simandan is a Romanian writer who has been living and working in Thailand since 2002. He is the author of “The Ironman. A Play”, a book for children well-received in educational circles.
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