Championship Archery Tournaments at Mermet Lake

Friday-Sunday, June 22-24, 2018s3da archery
Scholastic 3D Archery Tournament
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
This is the 6th Annual National Championship. Students will have the opportunity to compete against S3DA members from across the United States for the title of “National Champion” in their division. Registration per student will be $30.00 thru June 14th, 2018 which will include access to the practice bags and a free T-shirt. Late registration (after June 14th) will be $60 per student.

There will also be other special activities available to students and parents for a nominal fee, including a 3-D practice range, a Pope & Young North American Bowhunting Challenge and a QDMA/S3DA Family Whitetail Challenge. Shoot-downs will take place for each different class and division and door prizes will be given away! Vendors will be on site to sell their products and equipment to families and students, as well as food vendors and more

For information and registration information visit website.


Monday-Tuesday, June 25-27, 2018
$20,000 Superman Classic Archery Tournament
9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL
There will be a one time entry fee of $25 and archers are eligible to shoot once each day. The ranges will change daily with shooting times from 9 am – 3 pm. Combined prize money for the professional and amateur classes will be over $20,000. Sponsored by the Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the City of Metropolis.  Website.


Friday-Sunday, June 28 – July 1, 2018
ASA Matthews Illinois Pro/Am Championships
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mermet Lake Park, 1812 Grinnell Rd., Belknap, IL

The Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to welcome back the ASA Shooters  Over 2100 competitors attended the 2017 event and they are planning for even more this year.  Metropolis Tourism website.

The Archery Shooters Association Pro/Am and Federation competitions include a standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard of 280/290 feet per second; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in competitive 3-D archery.

ASA 3-D archery features competitive rounds of lifelike, three-dimensional animal targets made of foam. The scoring rings are not always visible from the shooting stake and binoculars are allowed. Advanced archers must determine the distance to the target, pick a good aiming point, and execute the shot.

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.   Spectators can watch for free.

Food vendors on site include Hickory Hog BBQ, Bear’s BBQ, Montego’s Catering & Concession, and Dippin’ Dots.

To register, visit ASA website. For more information call 618-524-5025.