What your target face says about your technique

Learn how to read your target face and it could help to improve your score, James Park explains what to look for…

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8 Top Tips for new competitive archers

dropping the bow arm

For many new archers, their first outdoor season presents a number of challenges. Andrew Smith breaks down the most common, and what to do about them. For first timers, the transition from the indoor season to outdoors can be quite

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Performance Pressure

In a stressful situation, Duncan Busby says learning how to deal with performance pressure is key to becoming a better archer Performance pressure will affect every archer at some point, whether you’re practicing down at your local club or competing at a

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Bow International Issue 100 – the big winners!

Congratulations to Adam Joice (Lancashire), Cecelia Ross (Pennsylvania), Damien Culley (Warwickshire), Glenn Rowland (Cornwall), Angela Williams (Norfolk), Roger Gammon (Glamorgan), Jonathan Ingram (Devon), Stuart Dunlop (Pembrokeshire) and Darren McNeil (Galway) – one of our nine prizes up for grabs from

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Registration open for the Lancaster Classic!

The Lancaster Classic 2016 tournament is now open for entries. The shoot will take place on 21-24 January 2016 at the Lanco Fieldhouse in Pennsylvania, USA, a venue that’s nearly three times the size of last year’s. With well over 1,000

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Design your own Gateway Feathers!

How do you fancy designing your very own custom fletchings? We’re excited to announce that, thanks to a new competition from Gateway Feathers, you can! Simply download the feather template here, and get creative with your designs. Send them to

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Ahead of the Game

As Richard Head Longbows celebrated 21 years as a full-time bow making company, Bow International caught up with founder Richard Head   Richard Head has been making bows professionally for 21 years, though his involvement in archery goes back way beyond that.

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World Archery releases 2015 competition dates

World Archery has released the provisional competition dates for the 2014 indoor season, as well as some for the 2015 outdoor calendar. The 2014-2015 Indoor world cup schedule currently looks like this: Stage 1: Marrakesh, Morocco, 8-9 November 2014 Stage

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Talent Development Programme

Registration is now open for the Archery GB 2014-2015 Talent Development programme. Any archer under 20 on June 14 of this year is eligible to apply, regardless of experience, and application forms can be downloaded from the Archery GB website

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70m – and new 50m – Leagues open!

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

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