The 11th annual Superman Classic Archery Tournament and Matthews Solocam ASA Illinois Pro/Am Championships will be held Tuesday, June 24 to Sunday, June 29 at Mermet Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, located 11 miles north of Metropolis.
Voted as Outdoor Life magazine’s Best 200 Towns for Sportsmen in the June-July 2009 edition, the Superman Classic Archery Tournament will offer over $15,000 in prize money.
The City of Metropolis sponsors the Superman Classic, a cash prize archery competition each year prior to the start of the ASA Illinois Pro/Am Championship.
There will be a one-time entry fee of $20, and archers will be eligible to shoot one to three days, once per day.
Combined prize money for the professional and amateur classes will be $15,000.
Tentative classes offered include: Bow Novice, Cross Bow, Hunter, Known Mens, Limited Pro, Men’s Pro, Men’s Unlimited, Open A, Open B, Open C, Senior Open, Senior Pro, Super Senior, Women’s Open, Women’s Known, Women’s Hunter, Women’s Pro, Semi Pro, Senior Womens, Senior Masters, Traditional, Youth Adult Male, Youth Adult Female and XBow.
There will be a stake set for pros, one for amateurs and one for women. Shooters will be categorized based on their ASA Classes.
The range changes daily and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. or participants must turn in their score card by 6 p.m. each day.
There will be no start times past 3 p.m.
Children are welcome to participate. Youth classes are free with no cash awards.
Tentative classes include Youth Girls, Youth Boys, Senior Eagle, Eagle and Junior Eagle.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel will host an archer’s reception for all Superman Classic participants on Saturday evening at the Riverfront Event Center.
For more information, contact Metropolis Tourism at 877-424-5025.