World masters Games - Japan 2021

Senlac

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Anyone thinking about going to this? Looks like it'll be Outdoor and Indoor 18m at the same venue in Tottori Prefecture.WMG21 sports
 


JohnK

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Absolutely. Shame it's only two events, but we've always wanted to go to Japan, so we can spend a few weeks touring the country.

(I tried to convince the organisers to include field, but they weren't interested.)
 


JohnK

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Sadly not. I am very disappointed. I strongly suspect they neglected to look at the numbers for the 2018 Masters Archery Champs in Lausanne, and because of the competition schedule and venue, they're now in a position where they can't increase numbers to meet demand.

I've contacted the IMGA and am waiting to hear back from them. I'm hoping they will extend the schedule and open up more spaces.
 


clarke150555

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I wonder if the lack of spaces is because they are also running a para event on the same days. It also counts as the Masters World Championship, and is sold out before WA have even got it in their calendar! Don't think WA will be happy. Not sure what agreement Tom Dielen signed with them.
 


JohnK

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Yes, as I said above, I don't think they took into account the fact that it's now the Masters Champs for archery.

For example, at the WMG in Auckland, there were about 40 men in the 50-59 target recurve category for outdoor target. In Lausanne in 2018, there were 70.

I suspect World Archery knows about this. I hope something can be done.
 


clarke150555

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Also, Kansai have restricted World Championship entries to the 50 to 59 category. But it is actually open to anyone older than 50 who shoots in the 50 to 59 category, so over 59s should have the option.
 


JohnK

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At previous Games, competitors have had the option to shoot in any lower age category they chose; so 50-59 age group archers were able to shoot in the 40-49 category, for example.

As my category was full, I asked why the booking system wouldn't let me drop an age category. I was told they weren't going to allow it. Now, it's irrelevant, as all categories are full.

If they don't add some spaces, I have the choice of trying to grab a barebow spot and switching disciplines if I get one, or giving up and training for the 2022 World Masters Archery champs instead.
 


Senlac

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Aaaaaaaaaaaargh!
For some dumb reason I thought I had more time, that I'd get an alert email re opening, that pre-reg couldn't start until late-Feb, and that it would so steady like last time. But no, completely wrong - incl. forgetting that the WA Masters Champs had been rolled into the WMG so slots would be scarce - let alone that the brilliant IMGA had, in spite of expecting to expand the WNG from 30k to 50k athletes, had reduced the scale of archery.....
I did get occasional dumb emails saying WMG22 is coming - but I missed the little sentence in the one the night before Christmas Eve saying "Registration begins at 10:00 am on Feb. 1st, 2020".
So, no, I didn't get a place. Which is such a bummer as I'd started my 18-month run-up.
 


clarke150555

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Oh no! Sorry to hear that you didn't get a place. I'm on the waiting lists, but don't hold out much hope. Has anyone got a place? I saw a lot of people on facebook saying they haven't got places - some in the States and Australia. A lot saying the registration website is terrible and ruined their chances - I agree!
 


Senlac

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Get on the waiting list, and hope.
Yes, good idea.
Up early today and..... I re-registered (my existing WMG registration didn’t work - par for the course); I then went through the motions of registering and was of course stalled at the sport selection page as, yes, archery is full (no link to waiting list); logged-out; logged-in, chose Waiting List; script said email them; found email addresses (one each for Indoor & Outdoor - good grief); sent two emails; got two emails back telling me archery was full and I should go to the waiting list page; somewhat circular...... I guess this means I’m on the waiting lists now???? Maybe I’ll email them again, twice, to be sure....
BTW, in the Waiting List page there’s a link to the list of sports here. In that schedule, dated 1-Feb, ONLY archery is shown as already full. I assume this means archery is the only WGM sport that’s been completely messed-up by IMGA/WA. So maybe they’ll do a re-think and double the size of the competition? Ever hopeful.
 


Senlac

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Supporter
Oh no! Sorry to hear that you didn't get a place. I'm on the waiting lists, but don't hold out much hope. Has anyone got a place? I saw a lot of people on facebook saying they haven't got places - some in the States and Australia. A lot saying the registration website is terrible and ruined their chances - I agree!
Which FB page was that plse...
 


clarke150555

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I wrote to World Archery about the event being full and the over 50 championship. They have replied that they are aware of the issues and have contacted IMGA.
 


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