Superman Classic / Matthews Solocam ASA IL Pro/Am Archery Tournaments

The 13th Annual Superman Classic Archery Tournament and Matthews Solocam ASA IL Pro/Am Championships will be held June 21 to June 26, 2016 at Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area, 1812 Grinnell Road, Belknap, IL.  Mermet Lake is located 11 miles north of Metropolis, on State Route 45.   

The Superman Classic Archery Tournament will be June 21 – 23, 2016.  The City of Metropolis, Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area sponsors the Superman Classic each year, a cash prize archery competition. Archers are eligible to shoot once per day during the 3-day tournament for a one-time $20 fee.  Combined prize money for the professional and amateur classes classes will $15,000.00 plus.

26 tentative classes to be offered includes:  Open Pro, Senior Pro, Women's Pro, Semi-Pro, Known 50, Open A, Men's Unlimited (fixed pins), Senior Men's. Open B, Known 45 (Senior Known) Open, Women's A, Women's Known 45, Super Senior, Senior Masters, Senior Women's, Senior Hunter (fixed pins), Hunter (fixed pins), Open C, Young Adult Male, Women's Open B, Women's Known 40, Crossbow, Traditional, Bow Novice (fixed pins), Women's Hunter (fixed pins) and High School Pins (Gr 9th - 12th).  

Ranges will be set to meet qualifications for the specific classes.  Shooters will be categorized based on their current ASA Classification.   

Children are welcome to participate so there will be fun for the entire family!  Youth classes are free of charge and each participating you will receive a prize.  Tentative classes to be offered includes:  Middle School Pins (Gr 6th-8th), Youth Boys Open (age 13-14), Youth Girls Open (age 13-14), Senior Eagle Open (age 11-12), Eagle Open (age 9-10), Junior Eagle Open (age 6-8), and Elementary Pins (Gr 3rd-5th).

All ranges change daily and are open from 8:00am – 6:00pm.  Registration is from 8:00am – 3:00pm and score cards must be returned immediately after completion of the course.   Once score cards have been returned to registration office, no changes will be allowed.  No score cards will be accepted after 6pm.  No archer will be allowed to enter the course after 3pm.  

Pay Outs for the Superman Classic are:

  1. First Place - $80.00
  2. Second Place - $60.00
  3. Third Place - $40.00
  4. Fourth Place - $20.00

In any class, if four archers or less participate on any of the three days of the tournament, a $25.00 prize will be awarded for that class, on  that day.

In any class, a $300.00 accumulative prize will be awarded for that class, when thirteen or more archers participate during the three days of the tournament. 

In any class, a $200.00 accumulative prize will be awarded for that class, when four to twelve archers participate during the three days of the tournament.

In any class, a $100.00 accumulative prize will be awarded for that class, when three archers or less participate during the three days of the tournament.

For more information, contact Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau at 877-424-5025.

 Visit our Where to Stay link for your hotel reservations during the tournament. 

Superman Celebration

A family friendly festival with four days of Super fun!  Superman Celebration is a one-of-a-kind event honoring Metropolis’ favorite son, Superman, and is held the second weekend of June each year centered around a 15 ft. bronze Superman Statue on Superman Square.  Complete with entertainment, TV & movie celebrity appearances, comic artists & writers, and carnival this celebration is a must see event!

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ASA Archery Tournament

For over a decade the city of Metropolis has hosted the ASA Illinois Pro/Am Championship at Mermet Lake - State Fish and Wildlife Area.  Archers from all over North America visit Metropolis for one week in June to compete for cash and prizes and the title of Illinois Champion.