Aiming for Accuracy
It is with great pride and joy that we get to congratulate Chris and Joanette Karsten on a stunning performance at the International Field Archery Association World Championships 2018 held in South Africa. The two polygraph examiners of the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre once again showed that there simply is no compromise when it comes to dedication to achieve accuracy.
The IFAA world field archery championship 2018 took place at the Elgro River lodge in Potchefstroom during 5 – 13 October 2018. There were 391 archers from 26 different countries, competing in different classes and shooting styles.
The competitions started with ‘bow checks’ during 5-7 October to make sure all equipment was within competing specifications.
On 8 October the competitions started with all archers competing over 4 different courses. The first course competed on was the Fish Eagle, a standard field round was shot which consists of 112 arrows shot at 28 different targets over a distance of 20 feet up to 80 yards. The total score that can be shot is 560. Joanette Karsten managed an incredible score 526/560, with Chris Karsten on her heels with a score of 523/560.
On 9 October the pair faced the Oryx range which was mentally and physically challenging. A hunter round which also consists of 112 arrows on 28 different targets shot over a distance from 11 yards to 70 yards. Joanette Karsten managed 518/560 and Chris a score of 519/560.
On 10 October the Animal round was shot on the Zebra range where only 28 arrows are shot at 28 different targets. Distances between 10 yards to 60 yards were shot on the animal round. Joanette and Chris Karsten both managed a perfect score of 560/560. In the Adult Female Freestyle Unlimited (AFFU) class which Joanette Karsten shot, she was one of only three woman who shot a perfect score and in the Adult Male Freestyle Unlimited (AMFU) class which Chris Karsten shot he was one of only 14 men who shot a perfect score.
On 11 October the Impala range was shot where the targets were set far from each other. A lot of walking took place on this course and the pair shot a standard field round where Joanette Karsten managed a score of 528/560 and Chris Karsten a score of 523/560.
On the last day of the competition the Zebra range was shot again, facing a Hunter round where Joanette Karsten managed a score of 524/560 and Chris Karsten a score of 528/560.
Joanette Karsten finished 3rd in the AFFU, class A archers and Chris finished 25th in the AMFU, class A archers.
The Polygraph Institute of South Africa are incredibly proud of the two polygraph examiners who showed once again that they continually aim for accuracy and excellence.