Archers from across the country will once again descend on Yankton for the 11th annual First Dakota Archery Classic. Over 300 archers will compete in a variety of shooting divisions for over $40,000 in cash prizes, including a shoot off for $15,000.
The First Dakota Classic is an indoor distance tournament and money shoot, guaranteeing over $40,000 in payouts in Young Adult and Adult divisions. The First Dakota Classic features qualification rounds on Friday and Saturday, followed by head-to head eliminations on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Championship matches will take place at approximately 2:00pm on Saturday, April 13.
The Classic is the final leg of the 3 Star Tour, which includes The Vegas Shoot, Las Vegas, NV and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Indoor Nationals, Cincinnati, OH. The 3 Star Tour will total nearly 6,000 attendees in 2019. Participants that have attended all 3 Star Events will shoot off for $15,000 in cash prizes at approximately 7:00pm on Saturday, April 13th.
The event is free and open to the public. Event hours include:
Thursday, April 11, 2019
• 1-9 p.m. — Paid Practice as Space is Available
Friday, April 12, 2019
• 9 a.m.-6 p.m. — Late Registration and Check-In
• 9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Paid Practice as Space is Available
• noon-6 p.m. — Archery Trade Show
• 1 p.m. — Qualification Round (Championship, Flights, Junior)
Saturday, April 13, 2019
• 7 a.m.-2 p.m. — Paid Practice as Space is Available
• 8 a.m. — Qualification Round (Championship, Flights, Junior)
• 11 a.m. — Qualification Round (Flights & Junior Only)
• 2 p.m. — Qualification Round (Flights & Junior Only)
• 2 p.m. — Championship Elimination & Medal Matches
• 9 a.m.-6 p.m. — Archery Trade Show
• 6-7 p.m. — Archer Appreciation Dinner
• 3 Star Shoot Offs* ($10,000 Pro/$5,000 Amateur)
*Following Championship Medal Matches
Sunday, April 14, 2019
T.B.D. Paid Practice as Space is Available
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Archery Trade Show
T.B.D. Flight & Junior Elimination & Medal Matches
Attendees include National and World Champions, World Cup Champions, The Vegas Shoot Champions and USA Archery Team Members: Reo Wilde, Jesse Broadwater (2018 Classic Champion), Steve Anderson, Christopher Perkins (2015 Classic Champion), Paige Pearce (2016 Classic Champion), Braden Gellenthien and participants from the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships and the 2018 World Indoor Championships, Yankton.