9th IAU Match Crossbow World Championships, Ringgenberg, Switzerland
July 7-10, 1997


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USA Team Members:
Glenn Dubis
Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands)
Rolfe Smith

Results:
30m Opening Grand Prix 15 + 15 shots:
1. T. Farnik Austria 295 (146 + 149)
2. B. Inauen Switzerland 294 (144 + 150)
3. Monika Zahnd Switzerland 294 (146 + 148)
25. Glenn Dubis USA 281 (134 + 147)
27. Bruce Meredith ISV 280 (134 + 146)
46. Rolfe Smith USA 218 (89 + 129)


10m Standing 40 shots (held in Zagreb, Croatia):
Men's Team:
1. Austria
2. Germany
3. Slovenia

Men's Individual:
1. R. Debevec Slovenia
2. B. Schott Germany
3. R. Schueler Germany

Women's Team:
1. Germany
2. Croatia
3. Czech Republic

Women's Individual:
1. A. Maloukhina Russia
2. U. Lederer Germany
3. T. Grabner Slovenia

Junior Team:
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Junior Individual:
1. M. Knoegler Austria
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30m Standing 30 shots:
Open Team:
1. Austria 1449 WR
2. Switzerland 1431
3. Germany 1422
7 teams

Open Individual:
1. H. Huber Germany 295
2. S. Koerper Germany 292
3. I. Hrescak Slovenia 291
11. Glenn Dubis USA 287
40. Bruce Meredith ISV 267
45. Rolfe Smith USA 216

46 competitors

Junior Team:
1. Austria 843
2. France 840
3. Germany 840
4 teams

Junior Individual:
1. M. Knoegler Austria 289
2. A. Spillner Germany 286
3. A. Orbillot France 283
13 competitors


30m Kneeling 30 shots:
Open Team:
1. Germany 1467 WR
2. Austria 1467 WR
3. Switzerland 1459
7 teams

Open Individual:
1. T. Farnik Austria 299 WR
2. J. Weyand Germany 297
3. A. Inniger Switzerland 297
9. Glenn Dubis USA 295
39. Bruce Meredith ISV 276
45. Rolfe Smith USA 253

46 competitors

Junior Team:
1. Austria 874 WR
2. France 856
3. Switzerland 851
4 teams

Junior Individual:
1. S. Burri Switzerland 291
2. N. Ettner Germany 290
3. M. Knoegler Austria 290
13 competitors


30m Combined 30 + 30 shots:
Open Team:
1. Austria 2916 WR
2. Switzerland 2890
3. Germany 2889
7 teams

Open Individual:
1. T. Farnik Austria 684 (589+95)
2. B. Inauen Switzerland 682 (587+95)
3. D. Grabner Austria 681 (585+96)
8. Glenn Dubis USA 674 (582+92)
40. Bruce Meredith ISV 543
45. Rolfe Smith USA 469

46 competitors

Junior Team:
1. Austria 1717
2. France 1696
3. Switzerland 1688
4 teams

Junior Individual:
1. M. Knoegler Austria 676 (579+97)
2. A. Spillner Germany 665 (574+91)
3. S. Watel France 661 (567+94)
13 competitors


Opening Competition - 30 meters 15 + 15:
Open:
1. Thomas Farnik Austria 295
2. Bruno Inauen Switzerland 294
3. Monika Zahnd Switzerland 294
25. Glenn Dubis USA 281
27. Bruce Meredith US Virgin Islands 280
46. Rolfe Smith USA 218
46 competitors

Junior:
1. Norbert Ettner Germany 287
2. Nils Garo Switzerland 286
3. Alex Spillner Germany 286
14 competitors


Narrative:

Program:
6 July - Arrival, IAU Match Technical Committee, IAU Executive Meeting
7 July - 30m training, Opening Competition, IAU General Assembly
8 July - 30m World Championship for Teams
9 July - 30m World Championship for Individuals, Awards Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
10 July - "Masters at the Peak" on top of Jungfrau (best competitor from each country in individual 30m standing competition).


Photos:

Thanks to Chris Alton and Bruce Meredith for the images.


Rolfe Smith


Poster from Ringgenberg 1997.



TOP OF EUROPE 1997

Gottfried Diener, the President of the IAU and the Great Impresario, organized the 'Highest Competition in the World' on the top of the Jungfrau. The top shooter from each country and other top shooters (no more than 2 per country) were taken up the cog railway to the top of Jungfrau, where an outdoor 30 meter crossbow range had been set up in the snow which was at least two feet deep. Bruce was representing the U.S. Virgin Islands and Glenn Dubis was representing the USA. Shooters could stick the hook buttplate of the bow down into the snow to stand up the bow when it was not being shot.

There were two relays. It was sunny and people were skiing 50 feet away. Spectators just found a place to sit in the snow to watch. The first relay (all standing only) went fine, but the second relay was wiped out by a snow blizzard white out and that relay was cancelled.

Each competitor was given a momento which is engraved showing the tourist pavilion on the top of the mountain, a crossbow, lettering saying, "MASTERS ON THE TOP". Then "WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 10 JULY 1997, JUNGFRAUJOCH, TOP OF EUROPE, 3,454 M".

 


This is the momento given to Bruce Meredith. It is an engraved lucite plate attached to a stone from the top of the Jungfrau, the tallest mountain in Europe and called the 'Top of Europe' (13,642 feet).

  Standing 30m Country Total
1. Glenn Dubis USA 99
2. Bruno Inauen SUI 97
3. Thomas Farnik AUT 97
4. Mario Knoegler AUT 95
5. Rajmond Debevec SLO 94
6. Sebastien Watel FRA 94
7. Phillippe Charlier FRA 94
8. David Schwartz SUI 93
9. Gebhard Fuerst GER 92
10. Damir Borovcak CRO 90
11. Istvan Matrai HUN 89
12. Alex Spillner GER 88
13. Bernhard Pfoestl ITA 82
14. Bruce Meredith ISV 82
15. Cuo-Yin Chien TPE 74


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