AL FARIS - International Horseback Archery Competition - Jordan



Under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, the Public Security Directorate is organizing - for the second time in Jordan - Al Faris International Horseback Archery Competition. Al Faris Competition II is taking place at Meidan Al Faris, at the Mounted Police Command – located opposite to the Royal Polo Club - in Zarqa, in May between 23-26, 2012.

About 45 competitors will be participating from around 20 countries, such as; Britain, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, and the Hosting Country (Jordan).

Al Faris Championship II is a three-days event where three different main styles are being executed: the Hungarian (European), the Korean (Asian), and the Oriental (Turkish combined with Jordanian disciplines), which is being introduced for the first time this year. In addition, the Korean Style will introduce for the first time the “Triple Show” amongst the other 2 shows; the “Multiple” and “Serial”.

The first two days of the Competition will see the Elimination Stage for all 45 competitors, while the last day will witness the Final Runs for only 16 competitors, who scored the highest during the Elimination Phase. There will be one day of rest between the Elimination Runs and the Finals. The winners of the individual styles of the Finals will be determined and announced on the last day together with the winner of the main title “Al Faris Champion”.

Winners of the above-mentioned styles are based on the scores obtained; six runs will take place during the Elimination Phase for each style, while three runs in each style will take place during the Finals. For more details, please check the ‘Rules & Regulations’ and ‘Styles & Shows’ sections within this website.

The event also demonstrates various Shows and Performances of Horseback Archery presented by some of the competing countries, in addition to the Hosting Country. These will take place on the last day i.e. during the Finals and as part of the Closing Ceremony.

The proceeds of this year’s Championship will be allocated to fund in charity the injured military officers of the Public Security Directorate, who have served their country and its citizens. The selected injured Public Security Directorate officers will be honored towards the end of the Championship, as this ceremony is part of Jordan Independence Day Celebrations.

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