The Quad Cities is hosting a lot of sports events this summer and fall from archery to BMX, from pool to softball to weightlifting. Check out our fun video the Quad Cities CVB Staff made.
The Quad Cities hosts its first large-scale archery tournament on July 17-19, 2015. The Regions Archery ProAm Tour Tournament features a Bowlife hunter simulation challenge that the public is welcome to try. The competition for 300 takes place on Credit Island, 2200 W. River Drive in Davenport. It is free for spectators. The team shoot is 1 p.m. on Friday; ProAm at 12 noon on Saturday; and 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Almost 150 aspiring young poolplayers make their way to Davenport on July 16-19 for the American Pool Association (APA) Juniors Championships. The event, held at Sharky’s Billiards, 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., divides participants into three Skill Level Tiers—Green (SLs 1-2), White (SLs 3-5) and Black (SLs 6-9). In addition, APA has MiniMania tournaments for both kids and adults to enjoy. It’s free for spectators. Tournament play is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday.
The USA BMX National returns to the East Moline BMX Speedway for its second year on July 17-19, 2015. It is free for spectators to watch the 1,000 riders competing from around the world. Racing begins at 5 p.m. on Friday; 11:30 a.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. on Sunday. You can meet Olympic medalists and rising stars in the sport. This area is now celebrating over 20 years running BMX events.
Men’s fastpitch tournaments return to Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline for three weekends this summer. Get ready for some very exciting fastpitch action as the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) World Series Tournament takes place on August 6-9 and August 13-16, and then the Master’s Tournament on Sept. 11-13. Check out the ticket info or if you would like to volunteer at the tournament.
The North American Strongman National Championships are coming to the RiverCenter in Davenport on October 2-3. It will feature athletes from all over North America that have qualified at NAS sanctioned contests throughout the 2014-15 season.