Change of Date for Annual Muzzy Classic

Muzzy announces a change of dates for the12th Annual Muzzy Classic and Alabama State Championship due to structural damage and power outages resulting from the April tornados that ravaged the Southeast. Originally scheduled for April 30 – May 1, 2011, the dates have been moved to June 11-12, 2011. The venue will remain the same.

The event, which is sanctioned through the Bowfishing Association of America, will still be held on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala., from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Contestants will meet at the Lurleen B. Wallace Pavilion.

Set up as a big-20 format, the tournament will award $3,500 to the 1st place team with the heaviest 20 fish. Remaining cash prizes will depend on the number of entries for the event. A generous prize table is available for the remaining places. The teams with the heaviest carp, longest gar, heaviest grass carp and heaviest buffalo will win new bows/prizes as well. A random raffle for other great prizes will be held as well.

Pre-registration is encouraged, as boats leave in the order that they register. Registration will be held at the tournament site between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with a mandatory meeting at the launch site for all teams at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $150 per team (2- or 3-man tournament format). “Trailering will be allowed.”

For more information on the tournament, call Mark Land @ Muzzy Products, (770) 387-9300 or (866) 387-9307, or e-mail mark@muzzy.com. Mail entries to Muzzy Products Corp, Attn. Muzzy Classic, 110 Beasley Road, Cartersville, GA 30120.

For rules and regulations, check out www.muzzy.com, www.bow.fishingcountry.com or www.bowfishingassociation.com.