Sydney has been added to the calendar of the 2019-2020 Indoor Archery World Series, joining last year’s hosts of Strassen, Macau, Rome, Nîmes and Las Vegas.
All of the events are open entry, meaning archers can register themselves and athletes do not have to be part of a national team.
They have each been given a level of 250 or 1,000 points, identifying the number of elite ranking points available to the winner of each category and defining the minimum amount of prize money, facilities and tournament coverage.
The first four events of the campaign all offer 250 points with those being the Macau Open on November 9 and 10, the GT Open in Strassen in Luxembourg from November 22 to 24, the TRUBall/Axcel Roma Trophy in Italy's capital Rome from December 13 to 15, and the Sydney Indoor Archery Festival from January 10 to 12.
A total of 1,000 points will be up for grabs at the last two events - the Nîmes Tournament in France from January 17 to 19 and the Vegas Shoot on February 7 and 8.
The Vegas Shoot will double as a stage of the Indoor Archery World Series and its Finals, on February 8.
Registration is already open for the Macau Open and GT Open.
For the second year, the Indoor Archery World Series will have both elite and open rankings.
Athletes accrue elite ranking points with high placings at each stage.
The 16 athletes in each competition category with the most elite ranking points after the last stage in Las Vegas are invited to compete in the Indoor Archery World Series Finals.
Every archer that competes across the tour will receive an open ranking, which is based on the three best 60-arrow qualification scores shot over the season.
More information on the team event, which has been confirmed to return for the upcoming season, is due to be announced in the near future.
"Nearly 4,000 archers were listed in the open ranking at the end of last year’s Indoor Archery World Series," World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said.
"We expect that number to grow as this collection of world-class events becomes more established and we expand into a fourth continent with a tournament in Oceania.
"The goal of the Indoor Archery World Series is to build a calendar of strong and self-sustaining events that encourage participation at all levels, and provide a professional circuit for elite athletes."
Among the winners at last season's Indoor Archery World Series Final in Las Vegas was The Netherlands' Steve Wijler, who fought back to beat the United States' Brady Ellison in a shoot-off for the men's recurve title.