[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

DodgeBow : The Event

Montreal is known worldwide as a fun and dynamic city with endless options for recreational activities.  In spite of this, there is one sporting activity that, while rapidly taking off across the US and the rest of Canada, has been surprisingly absent from Montreal’s entertainment scene – that activity is Competitive Combat Archery.

 

In 2015, three friends from Montreal had an opportunity to play the sport while on a road trip; to put it simply, they just couldn’t get enough. Once back in Montreal, they were on a mission to bring Combat Archery to their city – and after a few months of planning and late nights, DodgeBow was born.

 

DodgeBow is an exhilarating team-based archery combat sport. It is a hybrid of two popular activities: Dodge Ball and Paintball. Two teams of up to 10 players are called to arms and battle it out in the arena for 45 minutes of action-packed fun. Friends choose to strategize together or compete against each other in besting the opposing side.

 

The sport is played with safe, flat-faced, foam-tipped arrows and bows specifically designed for safe friendly gameplay. The playing field and game modes are reminiscent of Dodge Ball while the extreme element of archery delivers the adrenaline rush of paintball, but without the physical (or financial) pain that tends to come with it, making it accessible to a much wider audience.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Bring out your survival instincts. Take a shot at a new exciting sport – and let the odds be ever in your favor!

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

 

 

Key Figures

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

330+ locations

The number of facilities currently playing Combat Archery Sports worldwide

31 Countries

This sport is present in 31 different countries

 8

The number of Combat Archery Sports centers in Toronto

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

20 players

The maximum number of players on the field (10 vs 10) Minimum 4 vs 4.

45 minutes

The duration of a game

 300 participants

Turnout at the first Quebec DodgeBow event in Montreal, August 22nd and 23rd, 2015[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

5000 sq.ft.

The playing field is 50’x100′ (30 m x 15 m)

$24.95

Tickets for 1 hour session of DodgeBow

August 22nd and 23rd

The very first DodgeBow event in Montreal

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

 

 

Different Game Types

 

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Bullseye

Targets are placed on either side of the playing field.  For a team to win, players must strike out all players on the opposing team or hit all enemy targets before the time runs outs.

No Loyalty

When a player is struck by an arrow from the opposing team, they must cross the arena and join the opposing team.  The team that crosses over the most players wins.

Man Down

When a player is struck out, instead of leaving the playing field, they sit on the ground.  A special “medic” player, equipped only with a shield, is granted the power to revive eliminated players.  If the medic is struck out, the team loses its ability to revive players.

 

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Capture the flag

6flags (3 per team) are set up in the safe zone across the arena.  Teams must successfuly capture and carry the opposing team’s flag back to their base.

Golden Arrow

Six golden arrows are introduced onto the playing field.  Golden arrows can strike out multiple players by bouncing off the ground or ricocheting off obstacles (in normal games, this would not count)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1437772647721{margin-top: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Media Coverage

 

Radio Interview on CBC Daybreak Montreal

 

Report by CTV News

Dodgebow: Part dodgeball, part Hunger Games

 

TV Interview on Sportsnet Central Montreal

DodgeBow interview – Sportsnet Central Montreal

 

TV Interview on Infos Weekend (French)

DodgeBow débarque à Montréal

 

Full Page Special Feature in Journal Métro (French)

DodgeBow – Marier paintball et ballon chasseur

DodgeBow – Marier paintball et ballon chasseur (PDF print)

 

 Radio Interview on CJAD 800 Montreal

 

Global News article

5 unusual sports to try this summer

 

MTLBlog Article

5 Reasons Why Montreal Needs Archery Tag Right Now

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text]

Social Media

[wp_social_icons][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

FAQ

  • Do I need to find a team of 10 people to play?
    Absolutely not! Even if you are one or two players, you will play with those having purchased a ticket in the same timeslot.
  • But I’ve never used a bow and arrow before.
    Now is your opportunity to try it out in a unique setting! After our 15 minute orientation session, we can assure that you will have sufficient knowledge to play and have a good time. Everyone is welcome and it is fun for players of all levels!
  • Does it hurt?
    Not at all!  Unlike paintball, this activity can be played without any heavy protective gear.  We supply face masks and arm guards for your added safety.
  • Game Capacity:
    There are 20 available spots per time slot for a maximum play scenario of 10vs10. The minimum capacity is 8 players for a game scenario of 4vs4. Should the minimum number of players not be attained in a time slot, DodgeBow – Tir à l’Arc inc. reserves the right to make arrangements with the partcipants to enter a different timeslot. If no other timeslot is suitable to the participant, we will issue you a full refund on your ticket.
  • Conditions:
    All participants must read and sign our Waiver and Release Form as a condition to play.

 

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Equipment

Supplied by DodgeBow:
– Bows + foam tipped arrows
– Protective face masks
– Protective arm band
– Inflatable obstacles

All you need to show up with:
– Active clothing and running shoes
– Common sense and the desire to win!

Note: Personal or third party equipment is prohibited in the arena[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1437767885288{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Usable Media for Press

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”7″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Specialized Equipment”][vc_single_image image=”466″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][vc_single_image image=”469″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][vc_single_image image=”472″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Attack Formation”][vc_single_image image=”467″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][vc_single_image image=”470″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][vc_single_image image=”473″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”On the Defensive”][vc_single_image image=”468″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][vc_single_image image=”471″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1437771069336{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”43″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Official Logo”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”45″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Logo – white”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”41″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Logo – black”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”42″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Logo – rectangular”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”44″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Logo – rectangular, white”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”40″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” img_link_large=”yes” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Logo – rectangular, black”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1437767895322{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxvniHlIL_M” css=”.vc_custom_1442117686633{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” title=”DodgeBow Montréal Launch Event Video”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUH4JoTKSqY” css=”.vc_custom_1438483885020{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” title=”DodgeBow Montréal Video”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAwofL9viHw” css=”.vc_custom_1445308913178{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” title=”DodgeBow on Sportsnet Central”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKJLiuQGoWg” css=”.vc_custom_1445308931385{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” title=”DodgeBow on Infos Weekend”][vc_separator type=”small” position=”center”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1438483009698{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”]

Videos about Combat Archery Sports

[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/-ze8kNgRLgM” title=”Report by Shawn TV on a Combat Archery sports center in Vancouver” css=”.vc_custom_1438483776129{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/qjamaRbCGBM” title=”1st person game footage from a company in Toronto” css=”.vc_custom_1442117618663{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/E4RngGRuLEE” title=”Promotional Video from a company in New Zealand” css=”.vc_custom_1442117627404{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bz-uKlZiQo” title=”Exterior Gameplay Footage from a company in Australia” css=”.vc_custom_1442117636214{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Media Relations

Adam Martelli

(514) 360-6428
[contact-form to=’[email protected]’ subject=’Contact media’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’E-mail’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Message’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]