The Bow International 70m League officially opened for 2014 on 1 January, and the first few scores have already been posted by some hardy individuals braving the weather. Completely free to use, it’s entirely internet-based, so you can connect with and compete against archers from all over the country – even the world – from your own grounds.
Last year was a successful year for the competition, as Mark Leach, league organisers, says, “2013 proved to be another successful year for the 70 Metre Internet League, with more than 500 scores entered. There were 76,000 visitors to the website, with 150,000+ page impressions. These analytics tell us that many more archers were visiting the site than were adding scores. Lets hope you will all be more pro-active in 2014: get those scores in!”
New features for 2014 include a new county/ region section, where you can compare scores on a local level as well as overall, and a 50m league for compounds. Mark explained there were a smaller number of compound competitors entered in 2013, which he has been told is “due to the increased popularity of the FITA 50 Metre round for compound archers, and so I’m excited to announce we will be introducing a 50 Metre Compound League for 2014.” Following exactly the same format as the 70m league, it’s still free to enter and easy to get involved online.
All you have to do is register a records officer, and post your scores on the website. It couldn’t be easier! Go to www.70mleague.com to get involved – it’s open to everyone, whether you want to use it to keep a record of your scores over the season, get a team together for a social shoot, or compete without having to travel.