The United States topped the standings in three qualifying events at the World Archery Indoor Series event in Strassen thanks in part to Casey Kaufhold ©World Archery

Qualifying action began today as the first event of World Archery’s new Indoor World Series got underway in Strassen in Luxembourg.

The new series of seven open entry competitions, which will finish in Las Vegas, started today with action in men’s and women’s recurve and compound categories at the Guillaume Tell Strassen Archery Club.

In the men’s recurve, Slovenia’s Gasper Strajhar finished first with 585 points.

The 21-year-old, who is ranked 29th in the world, finished ahead of South Korea’s Dong Nam Gu in second and Dutchman Jonah Wilthagen in third.

They scored 582 and 579 respectively.

In the men’s compound event, the top three places were taken by the United States, Croatia and France.

Paul Tedford claimed first place with 595 points, while Mario Vavro managed 593 and Paul Gerard scored 591.

The event began in Strassen in Luxembourg today ©USA Archery
The event began in Strassen in Luxembourg today ©USA Archery

The United States also finished first in both women’s events.

In the recurve, 14-year-old Casey Kaufhold claimed first place with a score of 589, ahead of Christine Bjerendal from Sweden and Bianca Speicher from Germany, who scored 576 and 575 respectively.

In compound qualifying it was Cassidy Cox who topped the standings with 592.

She beat Russia’s Viktoria Balzhanova who finished second with 587 and Slovenia’s Toja Ellison who scored 586.

Qualifying action will continue tomorrow, before the medal matches go ahead on Sunday (November 25).