Wednesday (2/10) For the first time, Diponegoro University held the Undip 1st Archery Open Tournament, an archery competition held by the Undip Archery Student Activity Unit (UKM) with the aim of enlivening the 62nd Undip Anniversary. The event also being utilized to introduce Archery UKM to new students. The event carries the theme “Youth, the Spirit of Diponegoro” which was held at Undip Stadium Tembalang. The event were attended by the founder of Archery UKM Edy Surahmad, S.Pd., M.Si alongside with the Undip Archery UKM board leaders, the Head of Perpani for Central Java, and participants with the total of 175 people from all over Indonesia.

The Archery Open Tournament were divided into 3 categories, namely: Standard Bow for Men-Women, Recurve Bow for Men-Women, Compound Bow for Men-Women. The event was being participated by students from elementary school, junior high, high school, university and others consisting of 32 archery clubs, 5 universities, and 17 schools.

In his remarks Edy welcomed and complimented the compete participants. Edy said that the event was a national level achievement event. Moreover, the archery competition is also the first step in finding prospective students who wants to apply to Undip through the SBUB (Selection of Young Excellence), one of them is from the archery branch.