Madame Skorupska was a Polish immigrant who realized that archery was the only sport in which both able bodied and disabled athletes compete on the same footing.
Her main focus was using the sport of archery as a means of rehabilitation for the disabled, and during her lifetime grew the sport in the Cape to the extent that disabled provincial archers repeatedly came back from world tournaments with gold medals.
The tournament consists of 72 arrows shot at 30 metres. The inner ring of the target, called the “gold” counts as 10 points and lies in the dead centre. Elsewhere in the gold area, nine points are scored. This makes the tournament one of the most exciting archery competitions, as the archer with the highest score does not necessarily win the trophy. It is the archer who lands the most arrows in the 10 and X area who receives the trophy.
*A 15m beginner | junior line will also be available