Inaugural Colombo Open Archery Championship to usher new talent

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The Inaugural Colombo Open Archery Championship will be held at the Campbell park from the 22nd to 24th February where the Sri Lankan archers will flex their bows to target bragging rights of becoming champions of the inaugural competition.

Organized as a joint effort by the Racecourse Archery Club and the Sagittarians Archery Club, with WiaWis, Promate and Hellibees as the event partners, the 1st Colombo Open Archery Championship will see the participation of over 160 archers who will compete in Under 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 age group categories while the much-seasoned contestants will vie for honors in the Open and Over 40 categories.

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Archery is rapidly gaining popularity, especially in western province, with the likes of Methodist College, St. Bridget’s Convent, Ladies’ College, D S Senanayake College, Asian International School, S Thomas’ College and Nalanda College taking to the bow and arrow in recent times. The Colombo Open Archery Championship will provide an opportunity for the new blood that has been injected to the sport to put their skills to the test while gaining the invaluable experience of participating in a major championship.

This championship is an ideal opportunity for the seasoned archers to have a flex before they gear up for the South Asian Games which will be held later this year. While all the age groups and the Open category will be contested in both Male and Female segments, the over 40 will be contested as a mixed competition.

ThePapare.com, Sri Lanka’s #1 Sports hub will be at Campbell park to witness and relay the action of the 01st Colombo Open Archery Championship. Keep it logged to this space as we will be bringing you photos, results and all the interesting action from the inaugural competition.