12th Baltic International Indoor Archery Championship

Invitation to all Archers that live around Baltic Sea


Dear Archers,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Latvian Archery Federation we kindly would like to invite you to take part in the 12th Baltic International Indoor Archery Championship, which will be held from 27th till 29th of January, 2012 in Olympic Centre Ventspils, Ventspils, Latvia, – http://www.ocventspils.lv/ This competition will be organized following the FITA rules in both divisions: recurve and compound. You will find the Latvian hospitality and we hope you and your team will enjoy your stay in Ventspils. Enclosed you will find the Tournament information needed the necessary documents concerning registration and participation in the event. We will be very happy to meet and warmly welcome you in Ventspils.

Preliminary Schedule

The organizers keep the right to change the schedule.

Friday, January 27th
Arrival of Teams
20:00-22:00 Official Practice (25 m, 18 m)

Saturday, January 28th
9:00-9:45 Warm up, equipment inspection
9:00-9:15 Team Captains meeting
9:45-10:00 Opening ceremony
10:00-13:00 Qualifications, 25m Round
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Qualifications, 18m Round
17:00-18:00 Dinner

Sunday, January 29th
9:15-10:00 Warm up
10:00-13:00 Elimination to Semi Final (recurve SET system, compound comulative)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Bronze & Gold medal matches (recurve alternative shooting)
16:30 Medals Ceremony
Departure of Teams

Qualification Round: 25 m Round + 18 m Round (120 arrows). Team competition: A team result will consist of the highest three ranked archers in the Qualification Round. Awards will be according to the Qualification Round results (no Eliminations for Teams).


Please register in championship official website – http://baltic.archery.lv till 21st January 2012
Entry fees: 10.00 LVL (15.00 €) per archer. No entry fees for Teams and Officials.

Hotel of Olympic Centre Ventspils – http://www.hotelocventspils.lv/
During competition accommodation for participants
8.00 LVL (12.00 €) for one person per night in twin or triple room.
Rooms are equipped with TV, wireless internet connection, WC and shower cabins.
Breakfast in Hotel – 2.00 LVL (2.85 €)
Lunch in Olympic sport centre – 2.50 LVL (3.55 €)
Dinner in Hotel – 2.00 LVL (2.85 €)

Additional information

Application for obtaining entry visas (for the countries that need such a visa) is the responsibility of the participating teams. The process for obtaining a visa requires each individual to submit an application through a Latvian Embassy or Consulate. This is a process that MUST be done by the applicant – the organizing committee cannot do it for you!

Opening ceremony will be held in the morning of Saturday, 28th January 2012. Please take your Country’s Flag (90 cm×120 cm approx).

Riga airport is approximately 190 km from Ventspils. Bus from Riga bus station to Ventspils costs ~ 5.00 LVL and takes ~ 3.5 h (information here).
In Riga taxi costs approx. 1.00 LVL + 0.50 LVL/km (all official taxi’s is marked with yellow number signs and equipped with counters).

Water will be available on the competition field free of charge. The water from the water taps is not drinkable but you can find a shop where you can buy it.

that you can use in Latvia is EU standard.

in Latvia is on the right side of the road.

January in Latvia is cold winter weather, mostly with snow (~ -20oC – +5oC).

In Latvia official currency is Latvian Lats (LVL).
1.00 LVL = ~1.40 EURO or ~2.00 USD