Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship and World's Fair combines biggest bowfishing tourney ever with festival fun
The event, held June 12-14, 2015, at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri, has it all: a high stakes tourney for bowfishing's best and a fair that features free seminars, exhibits, celebs, live music, and great deals on bowfishing gear.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship and World's Bowfishing Fair, held June 12-14, 2015, at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri, is the ultimate rough fish rendezvous whether you're an expert at arrowing carp or just up for a weekend of festival fun. The world's biggest bowfishing tournament pits the best of the best against each other in pursuit of a whopping $100,000 in cash and prizes while the World's Bowfishing Fair offers tons of free activities from sampling fried carp and checking out the exhibits to learning the finer points of targeting carp and gar.
Event organizers expect the 2015 event to be huge, based on last year's attendance. With the max number of 275 four-person teams signing up within hours of registration opening and access to over 3,500 miles of shoreline at five Ozark area lakes, the 2015 U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship is the biggest event of its kind in the world. Teams will compete for a $25,000 grand prize, $5,000 big fish prize, hourly drawings, and a $10,000 state record jackpot at Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Truman, Pomme de Terre, and Stockton lakes. Teams will depart at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, and a new U.S. Open champion will be crowned Sunday, June 14 at noon, following a weigh in of the teams' largest fish.
"Bowfishing is the next big thing in the outdoors and if you come to the U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship and World's Bowfishing Fair at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield you'll see why everyone is talking about it," said John Paul Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Bowfishing Tournament. "Bowfishing combines the best of hunting and fishing and at this event you can rub elbows with the experts, check out the latest gear and even see how carp and gar can make great table fare, too."
The World's Bowfishing Fair, which runs June 12-14 , features a variety of exhibits and activities for everyone from experts to beginners:
- Vendor booths displaying the latest bowfishing gear.
Throughout the weekend, customers can take advantage of great deals on the latest name-brand bowfishing gear, including hot, new ArchEnemy packages. Those registered for the U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship can receive special discounts and pricing at the biggest sale of bowfishing gear ever assembled.
Those who attend the World's Bowfishing Fair at the Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro Shops can enjoy other activities such as touring the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum and the Archery Hall of Fame, which features the world-famous Fred Bear collection. Plus visitors can see over 100,000 gallons of aquariums, including those featuring giant alligator gar.
Check out this U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship video https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GhbvlUfb74o
For more information visit http://www.basspro.com/usopen
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