Archery World Cup 2010 – 1st Stage in Porec, Croatia
ArcheryTV just uploaded a bunch of new videos on Youtube and so started the World Cup Season of 2010 online. The first stage took place in the beautiful city of Porec from 4th to 8th of May. As you are used to, there is a TV magazine produced by ArcheryTV and you are able to watch the most important matches in full length.
With the year 2010, there is quite a change in the rules of international competition: The old match system by 12 arrows has been replaced by a so called “Best out of Five” format. The competitiors are still shooting ends of three arrows each but now points are given after each end. Two points are given to the winning archer, one point each is given if the end is tied. If one competitor wins three ends in a row, the match is already over. If the score is tied after five ends, one arrow will be shot as tiebreak. The shoot-off rule has changed also because now, there is no second arrow beeing shot after a tie in the shoot-off. The first arrow counts, who is closer to the center, wins the match.
Additionally to the changes in the competition format, there is something technical: ArcherTV just started uploading some videos in 720p HDTV. The TV Magazine about the World Cup Stage in Croatia is already available in High Definition:
See all videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/archerytv