You are invited to send a reporter/camera crew/photographer to East Princes Street Gardens (17-19 September) for the Archery World Cup Final.
The Archery World Cup Final, the biggest, most important archery competition ever to be staged in the UK, is the culmination of four qualifying World Cup events when the 32 best archers in the World (the top seven ranked archers from each category and discipline – recurve and compound archery; together with one wild card from the host nation in each category and discipline) bring the skill and tension of knockout archery matches into the very heart of Edinburgh for two days of thrilling competition; and a total prize fund of $144,000.
EVENT SCHEDULE & PHOTO / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
*please note timings subject to change*
0900 Warm-up field open
0900 Site open to public
1000 – 1100 Quarter Finals – Compound Women
1103- 1203 Quarter Finals – Recurve Men
1204 Mixed Team Medal Event – Compound
13.05 PHOTO / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
1 – Scotland's Commonwealth Games Archery Team
Presentation of the ten strong archery team who will be competing in both recurve and compound archery disciplines for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi to the World Cup Final spectators. There will be an opportunity to both photograph and interview members of the team.
2 – Big Rory, the nine foot loveable Scotsman, will be out for a walk in East Princes Street Gardens with Ochie, his wayward mongrel. Inevitably there's always total confusion as the amorous mutt careers around, peeing on lamp posts and heaven knows what else, with Rory in hot pursuit trying to contain the chaos.
1330 – 1400 Semi Final – Compound Women
1400 – 1430 Semi Final – Recurve Men
1433 Bronze Medal match – Compound Women
1448 Gold & Silver Medal match – Compound Women
1503 Bronze Medal match – Recurve Men
1518 Gold & Silver Medal match – Recurve Men
(RSVP: if you are attending any of the events – Paddy Cuthbert – Podge Publicity – T: 07968 699636 / E: email@example.com)
The World's best archers will showcase their incredible skills of control, calmness, technique and concentration under pressure for the biggest prize money in the sport.
Great Britain team archers (six) are strong medal contenders including Nicky Hunt (compound) ranked no. 1 in the World and former Olympic bronze medalist Simon Terry (recurve) ranked no. 8 in the World.
The event will be free for spectators, with a small charge (£5) for seating in the Grandstand – http://www.archeryedinburgh.co.uk/the-event/reserving-seats
At the event there will be a series of 'come and try' sessions organised by Scottish Archery and Archery GB – £3 for six arrows / register on the day
For further event information and for media accreditation please contact Paddy Cuthbert at Podge Publicity – T: 07968 699636 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archery World Cup Finalists competing in Edinburgh:
Men's Recurve: Brady Ellison (USA), Im Dong Hyun (Korea), Kim Woojin (Korea), Marco Galiazzo (Italy), Michelle Frangilli (Italy), Simon Terry (Great Britain), Jayanta Talukdar (India), Alan Wills (Great Britain)
Women's Recurve: Yun Ok Hee (Korea), Ko Bo Bae (Korea), Justyna Mospinek (Poland), Victoriya Koval (Ukraine), Elena Kuznetsova (Belarus), Deepika Kumari (India), Dola Banerjee (india) and Naomi Folkard (Great Britain)
Men's Compound: Braden Gellenthien (USA), Sergio Pagni (Italy), Jorge Jimenez (El Salvador), Shaun Teasdale (New Zealand), Dietmer Trillis (Canada), Martin Damsbo (Denmark), Roger Willet jnr (USA), Chris White (Great Britain)
Women's Compound: Nicky Hunt (Great Britain), Ashley Wallace (Canada), Linda Ochoa (Mexico), Erika Anschutz (USA), Jamie Van Natta (USA), Sandrine Vandionant (France), Albina Loginova (Russia), Andrea Gales (Great Britain)
Partners of the ARCHERY WORLD CUP FINAL 2010 include:
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