Schloesser’s 150 secures stage Longines Prize for Precision in Antalya

27 May 2019
Antalya, Turkey
The bronze medallist was seeded top and finished the event with a 150-point match.

Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands received the Longines Prize for Precision for compound men with a 10-rate of 94% at the third stage of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey.

“I’ve had some trouble with my last arrows – and that one was better so I’m really happy to have 15 good shots,” said Mike.

His 150-point bronze medal match was the first shot in a fully televised finals arena, with alternate shooting, in a long time. Reo Wilde was the first to achieve the feat back in 2011.

James Lutz also shot a 150-point match in the arena – winning gold and qualifying for the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final – but was well out of the running for the Longines Prize for Precision as he made a scorecard error during qualification.

According to the rules, athletes are only credited for their 10s if the count is completed on the card. Lutz’s wasn’t.

The Prize for Precision will be awarded to the compound woman who shoots the highest percentage of 10s at stage four of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany.

This year’s season-long awards are open to the compound men and compound women categories.

The Longines Prize for Precision was launched in 2010 to reward the most accurate archers each year of the Hyundai Archery World Cup.