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1st Historical Archery WCH

30th of August 2016, Gyula, Castle of Gyula


Download invitation HERE (650KiB)

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Csapatbeosztások / Group table: ITT/HERE


I would like to invite you on behalf of the Hungarian Archery Association to 1st HDH-IAA Historical Archery World Championships 2016. The competition will be organised on 30th August- 03rd Septenber 2016 according to the rules of the historical HDH-IAA. It is open to all archers to register as no qualification is needed.

I wish good luck for all our competitors and a good time for our guests and visitors!

I am looking forward to seeing you in Gyula.

Tamás Lovász
President of HAA Historical Disciplines






30th Tuesday
11:00-17:00  Registration(Vigadó, Göndöcs-garden)
13:00-17:00  Practice range open (Göndöcs-garden)
17:30 – Gathering at “Göndöcs-garden”
18:15- Opening Ceremony at “Castle-garden”


31th Wednesday
8:00-9:00 Practice Range Open
9:30 Group division, orientation
10:00-14:00 World Championship 1st round (18 targets)


1st Thursday
8:00-9:00 Practice Range Open
9:30 Group division, orientation
10:00-14:00 World Championship 2nd round (18 targets)
17:00: Champion of Gyula Castle archery duel from the castle walls (14 meters high)

2nd Friday
8:00-9:00 Practice Range Open
9:30 Group division, orientation
10:00-14:00 World Championship 3rd round (18 targets)
16:00 Team competition (6 target duel)

3rd Saturday
7:00-8:00 Practice Range Open (moat)
8:30 Group division, orientation
9:00-12:00 Semifinals (18 targets)
14:00 Finals (6 targets)
19:00 Closing and Awarding Ceremony, Banquet (Castle court)




Competition by the HDH-IAA Historical rules

On the first 3 days competitors shoot on the qualification ranges on 3 different ranges each with 18 targets (18 classic target faces, 18 hunting targets (3D animals), 18 skilled, technical targets). On the 4th day competitors who accomplished the qualification will shoot. In the semifinal there will be 18 targets (6-6-6 targets chosen from the qualification days). Those competitors who reached the specified level on every qualification day will shoot on the ranking day. The best 6 competitor from each category get into the finals.


Qualification levels:  

Historical bows

by ranges
Female: 35%
Male: 50%

in total (total score of the 3 ranges)
Female: 45%
Male:60 %

Hunting bows

by ranges
Female: 40%

in total (total score of the 3 ranges)
Female: 50%
Male: 65 %



Historical bows made from modern material
Historical bows made from natural material
Hunting bows


Mini male/female
Cadet male/female
Junior male/female
Senior male/female
Veteran male/female


Team competition:

Open for all, 4 persons per team. 6 target duel in 2nd of september.
Registration in the place until 17:00 oclock, 30th of august.







1st place

World Champion title,  Unique medal, Trophy, certificate

Prizes will be raffled among participants

2nd-3rd place

Unique World Championship medal

4th-6th place

Unique certificate

I-II-III. class

Qualification medal





Banquet :

The banquet will be held after the Awarding ceremony, 3 course buffet reception.
Chef: György Ambrus Olympic Champion Chef

Live music: Csaba Béke medieval lutenist and the “Ókörös trio”


Registration until 31 July 2016: 

The registration fee contains: World Championship entry fee, competitors license fee, the side programs, the banquet, airport transfer’s fee, sightseeing train and the additional programs and competitions, preferential museum(Castle museum, Almásy-Castle museum, Erkel-house) and Castle Spa entrances.

Discounted registration fee

Until 30th June 2016

125 €

38000 HUF

Registration fee

1-31. 07. 2016

180 €

55000 HUF

On-site registration


255 €

83000 HUF

Guest banquet


17 €

5000 HUF

Bank name and address: OTP BANK NYRT, 1163 Budapest Jókai utca 3/B
Owner: Hungarian Archery Association, 1163 Budapest Margit utca 28. 

IBAN: HU21 1176 3165 1686 8887 0000 0000

For HUF transfer please use this account: 11716008-20205953 

-      The entry is valid at arriving of the entry fee
-      Cancellation policy: until 31.05.2016. 90% repaid, after 01.06.2016. 50% repaid.
No refund
if cancelled within 3 week from competition. 

If you interest about airport transfer (Budapest-Gyula, Gyula-Budapest) please send e-mail:


Competition site:


Göndöcs-garden, Vigadó

Registration for the competitors, bow check

Opening ceremony


Opening ceremony in front of the castle


Administration office

“KLIE Club center” Kossuth u 6.

Administration, logistic center


3D Hunter range
(green range) 

“ThermalChamping, Kisökör-járás Forest park”

18 targets  3D range


Target face range
(black range)


18 targets classic target faces


Skilled and technical range 
(red range) 


 18 targets skilled and technical range


Ranking, Finals


 18 targets ranking range, Finals with 6 targets

Award Ceremony, Banquet




Competition information - 

Registration website -

HDH-IAA website:

Competition rules:

Gyula city website: 

Organizers: Magyar Íjász Szövetség, Kerecsényi László Íjász Egyesület

Head of organizers: Tamás Lovász