2013 Bassmaster Weekend Series Schedule

ATHENS, Ala. – American Bass Anglers announced today the new and exciting season details for the 2013 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series. The series will feature 20 divisions with each division offering 4 one-day Saturday tournaments and a two-day Divisional Championship. Anglers will advance from their Divisional Championship to one of 4 Regional Championship offering a total payout of over $150,000 in cash and prizes plus the top anglers will advance to the National Championship where the winner will earn a berth in the world series of bass fishing the “Bassmaster Classic®”.

The series is designed for the weekend bass angler, with over 100 qualifying events annually for both boaters and co-anglers which allow anglers with different levels of experience a way to grow their bass fishing skills. Fishing with different anglers dramatically increases the learning opportunities and improve personal skills while at the same time cash in on what they learn.

Each division offers 4 one-day qualifying events with the winning Boater receiving $6,000 cash based on a full field plus, could qualify for another $7,000 in Triton Gold bonus money totaling a whopping $13,000 for one day’s fishing! The winning Co-Angler can win up to $3,000 with a full field. 20% of the field earns a check plus there are awards for big bass winners and awards for sponsor supported programs. The event has a total purse of up to $52,000 cash plus bonuses. Entry fees are $200 for Boaters and $100 for Co-anglers.

At the end of each division’s season a two-day Divisional Championship will be held for anglers who have fished multiple events within the division. There is both cash and pride on the line as each Division will crown an “Angler of the Year”. This event has a total purse of up to $74,500, and the winning boater can take home as much as $16,000 in winnings and a Triton Gold Bonus. Each Angler of the Year along with the top 40 by points will automatically advance to the Regional Championship. Entry fees are $300 for Boaters and $150 for Co-anglers.

At the Regional Championships, the top 40, boaters and co-anglers from 5 different divisions will complete for over $150,000 in cash and prizes. These Championships will payback 100% of entry fees and more than 170% per event overall, based on a full field. First place for the boaters will be $14,000 in cash, a new Triton/Mercury boat package with Carlisle Tires and Wheels and ODYSSEY Batteries, plus qualify for a $7,000 Triton Gold bonus making first place valued at $57,000 in total. First place for the co-anglers will be $7,000 in cash, a new Triton boat with Carlisle Tires and Wheels and ODYSSEY Battery. Entry fees are $300 for Boaters and $150 for Co-anglers. The top 20% of the field will receive a check from the 100 plus % payout and advance to the National Championship.

Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship is where all the hard work is on the line. The first place boater of the National Championship wins $100,000 and up to $105,000 in bonuses and a berth into the Bassmaster Classic®. No other organization offers this to the weekend angler from this type of format. The co-angler Champion wins $50,000 and up to $52,250 in bonuses. The National Championship has no entry fee and will be held on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN November 6 – 09, 2013.

Divisional Anglers of the Year (AOY) each receive a special sponsor package. Divisional AOYs also automatically advance to the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Championship regardless of their Regional Championship finish.

Anglers can also enjoy having their divisional entry fees paid for under the Triton and Mercury sponsored ABA Alliance Program. This program pays up to $1,100 in entry fees plus membership to any ABA tour for new Triton/Mercury owners. To learn more about the program visit www.tritonboats.com.

Registration for the 2013 season begins Monday Oct. 22, 2012, at 8 a.m. CST. For more information, visit www.weekendseries.com or call (256) 232-0406. ABA Lifetime members, Triton Boat Owners, Federation Nation members and B.A.S.S. life members receive priority registration into the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series.

The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series is sponsored by: Toyota, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Busch Beer, Royal Purple, ODYSSEY Batteries, Early Times Whisky, Carlisle Tire and Wheel, U.S. Reels, Simms Fishing Products, Probass Networks, and Rejuvenade.

About American Bass Anglers American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series and the American Couples Series. Each tour is designed specifically for the weekend angler, offering low-cost and close-to-home events where anglers can qualify for a larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers, visit www.americanbassanglers.com. 2013 Season Schedules – Also available online at www.weekendseries.com

Alabama North – Division – 1
03/09 Guntersville
04/13 Wheeler
05/11 Neely Henry
07/13 Weiss
09/14-15 Guntersville

South Alabama – Division – 2
02/02 Lake Martin
03/23 Lay Lake
04/27 Lake Jordan
06/29 Logan Martin
09/07-08 Eufaula

Arkansas – Division – 12
02/09 DeGray Lake
04/27 Lake Ouachita
05/25 Greers Ferry
06/22 Lake Dardenelle
09/21-22 Lake Ouachita

Florida – Division – 6
01/26 Lake Toho
02/23 Kissimmee Chain
04/06 Lake Toho
05/18 Okeechobee
09/14-15 Kissimmee Chain

Georgia – Division – 8
02/09 Lake Sinclair
03/02 Lake Seminole
04/20 Lake Oconee
06/22 Lake Eufaula
09/21-22 Lake Lanier

Kentucky – Division – 15
03/16 KY Lake
05/04 KY Lake
06/22 KY Lake
08/17 KY Lake
09/07-08 KY Lake

Louisiana – Division – 13
02/02 Bayou Black
03/02 Red River
05/04 Atchafalaya Basin
06/01 Louisiana Delta
09/14-15 Atchafalaya Basin

Maryland – Division – 21
03/23 Potomac River
04/27 Potomac River
06/22 Potomac River
08/10 Potomac River
09/07-08 Potomac River

Mississippi – Division – 7 (NEW DIVISION)
03/02 Pickwick
04/20 Pickwick
06/29 Ferguson
08/10 Ross Barnett
09/21-22 Pickwick

Missouri – Division – 16
05/18 Lake of Ozarks
06/08 Truman
07/20 Truman
08/03 Truman
09/28-29 Lake of Ozarks

New York – 23
06/15 Champlain
06/29 Ontario
07/20 Oneida
08/17 Sacandaga
09/21-22 Oneida

North Carolina – Division – 5
04/06 High Rock
05/25 Kerr
06/29 Norman
07/27 Wylie
09/14-15 High Rock

Oklahoma – Division – 14
03/23 Lake Tenkiller
04/20 Grand Lake
06/15 Lake Eufaula
07/13 Ft. Gibson
09/28-29 Grand Lake

Ohio – Division – 20
04/13 Rocky Fork
05/04 Alum Creek
06/08 Indian
07/20 Mosquito
08/24-25 Erie

SC – Division – 9
02/16 Lake Murray
03/09 Santee Cooper
05/11 Lake Wylie
06/15 Lake Wateree
08/17-18 Clarks Hill

Tennessee Central – Division – 3
03/23 Percy Priest
04/27 KY Lake – Paris
06/15 Old Hickory
07/27 Old Hickory
08/24-25 KY Lake – Birdsong

Tennessee East – Division – 4
03/16 Guntersville
04/13 Watts Bar
05/04 Chickamauga
06/08 Loudon/Tellico
08/24-25 Chickamauga

Texas Southeast – Division – 10
03/09 Sam Rayburn
04/06 Toledo Bend
05/11 Sam Rayburn
06/08 Sam Rayburn
09/07-08 Sam Rayburn

Texas East – Division – 11
02/16 Lake Palestine
03/16 Lake Tyler
04/13 Richland Chambers
05/18 Cedar Creek
07/20-21 Lake of the Pines

Virginia – Division – 19
03/09 Gaston
05/11 Anna
06/01 James River
07/06 Kerr
08/17-18 Potomac

Regional Qualifiers
• 10/4-5 Lake Hartwell
Divisions attending: Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama South, Florida, East Tennessee

• 10/4-5 Neely Henry
Divisions attending: North Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Central TN

• 10/4-5 Ft. Gibson Lake
Divisions attending: Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas East, and Texas Southeast

• 10/11-12 James River
Divisions attending: Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia

Series Championship
• 11/06-09 Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, TN

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