Virtual Archery Leagues 2016-17                                                                                            

How does the league work?

How to take part

How to submit scores

How to pay


2016/17 RESULTS

What members say


The organiser can be contacted at

Members' clubs


Welcome to the VAL competition

This is the homepage of the Virtual Archery Leagues, the most successful and longest lasting internet archery league - operating since 1999.

This is the seventeenth annual competition. For the 2016/17 season we have over 235 entries from all parts of the UK and around the world including Sweden, Jersey, New Zealand and the US.

Archers compete in divisions against members of a similar standard. There are separate leagues for bare bow, compound, longbow and recurve archers.

Medals are awarded to the winners  and second and third places in each division at the end of the competition each season.

The competition runs from October to March. To find out more about the league click on any of the links. Membership costs just 3.


APRIL 2017

Congratulations to all those completing the competition with a medal. Full results available above. Any queries on the results to by Friday 21st April 2017.

Can all medal winners please send VAL their postal address to

MARCH 2017

APOLOGIES FOR THE LATE RESULTS FOR JANUARY but the system would not let us in until we returned home. Scores for February due by 5 March please.


Hope you all had a great Xmas and New Year break and thanks to all of you who managed to get their scores into VAL on time. Results now available.  2016/17 results


The new score submission system has now been put in place for all four leagues and most members used it to submit their best November scores. This has made the work of compiling the divisions so much easier as the emails are now limited mostly to club entries. One day we will have a system whereby scores go straight into the tables and points are allocated automatically and the tables adjusted for the changes in positions. Until then its done by human hand! So please bear with us.


Entries for the 2016/17 competition are now closed and best October scores were due by 5th November 2016. We are now busy preparing the ranking lists from which members will be allocated to divisions when we receive the November scores. So good luck to everyone taking part.

The new score submission system is working well so we will be working to introduce it for all divisions - watch this space.

Lis is running the Recurve league and Nick the Bare bow, Long bow and Compound leagues


New way for submitting recurve scores

This season we are trying out a new system for submitting your scores - starting with the recurve divisions. Try it out now with your October score. Submit scores
If you have any problems just send your score by email to

Entry for the 2016/17 competition is  open UNTIL 30 October.

Invitations to enter this year's competition have been sent to everyone who took part last season and we hope to attract many new members to take part.
Why not see if any other archers in your club would be interested in taking part. We welcome club entries - all you need to do is collect their names and send details to  Individuals will be allocated to divisions in the usual way. Club organisers will get a free entry and all they need to do is send in their club members' scores each month.

Rankings for 2016/17 will be published as soon as we have all the results in each league

Barrie Monk has been running the recurve divisions for at least the last twelve years, perhaps even longer and has decided to call it a day. VAL will take over this role until we have another volunteer so all scores need to be sent to  Nick Taylor has agreed to continue to cover bare bow, compound and long bow divisions and your scores for these divisions will therefore need to be sent to him at: [and copied in the usual way to] each month.

REMINDER:: Don't forget to let Val know if you change your e-mail address.

Updated:  7th JAnuary 2017

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2013/14 Results

2014/15 Results 

2015 Medal winners


Target captains:

Compound:     Nick  
Bare Bow:     Nick  
Longbow:       Nick 
Recurve:         Lis