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Bassmaster Weekend Series 2010

American Bass Anglers announced today the 2010 The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series operated by American Bass Anglers schedule and details. The series in 2010 will feature the same 21 divisions, 105 events as in 2009. “This year the anglers gave us great feedback and we have integrated many of their…”

American Bass Anglers announced today the 2010 The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series operated by American Bass Anglers schedule and details. The series in 2010 will feature the same 21 divisions, 105 events as in 2009. Information on the series and the 2010 season will be available at www.weekendseries.com.

“This year the anglers gave us great feedback and we have integrated many of their recommendations into the 2010 season. To insure we continue to offer a guaranteed purse one enhancement to next season will be a guarantee of $2500 first-place for the Co-angler to accompany the $5000 guarantee for Boaters based on a minimum field of 100 boats,” said ABA President Morris Sheehan. “The boaters will also be eligible for $5,000 in Triton/Mercury/MotorGuide bonus money at each qualifying event and a $205,000 first-place payout at the no-entry fee Championship plus the ultimate prize of an entry into the Bassmaster Classic®. This is the simplest and best method for the weekend angler to qualify for huge paydays and the Bassmaster Classic.”

First place at Divisional events can pay as high as $11,000 and $14,000 at the divisional championships. The total purse at the divisional qualifying events will be as high as $50,000 and $71,750 at the divisional championships. The payouts — plus Triton, Mercury Marine and MotorGuide bonus money — makes it easy for weekend anglers to cash in some huge paydays for one-day, low-entry fee tournaments.

Priority registration for the season begins Oct. 26, 2009, at 8 a.m. CST. For more information, visit www.weekendseries.com or call toll free (888) 203-6222. As a special bonus, members signing up for during early registration package will receive a Freedom Pass free of charge.

ABA continues to focus on building better schedules for the weekend angler. Entry fees remain the same for 2010 season for both qualifying and Divisional Championship events. Payouts are spread over 20 percent of the field. The top-40 Boaters and Co-anglers from each division advance to one of the no entry fee Regional Championships, where all anglers compete both days.

At the Regional Championships, the first-place boater will win a Triton/Mercury boat package. The top 50 Boaters and Co-anglers will advance to the no entry fee, $680,000 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Championship. The Regional Championship locations and dates are: Tensaw Delta, Oct. 22 and 23; Lay Lake, Oct. 15 and 16; DeGray Lake, Oct. 15 and 16; and Kerr Lake, Oct. 15 and 16. The Series Champion will advance directly to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, which will be in New Orleans Feb. 18-20, 2011.

The relationship between ABA and BASS allows both organizations to introduce more anglers to competitive bass fishing. BASS and ABA lifetime members, as well as Federation Nation members and Triton Boat Owners receive priority registration into the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series.

2010 Divisional Schedules

Alabama North Division – 1
3/06 Guntersville Lake
4/17 Wheeler Lake
5/22 Neely Henry Lake
6/12 Weiss Lake
9/18-19 Guntersville Lake

South Alabama – Division – 2
2/06 Lake Eufaula
3/20 Lay Lake
5/15 Alabama River
6/19 Logan Martin Lake
9/25-26 Lake Martin

Arkansas – Division – 12
2/06 Lake Ouachita
3/06 Dardanelle
5/01 Greers Ferry
6/26 Millwood
8/28-29 DeGray

Florida – Division – 6
1/23 Kissimmee Chain
3/06 Harris Chain
4/24 St. John’s River
6/05 Harris Chain
9/18-19 Kissimmee Chain

Georgia – Division – 8
1/30 Lake Sinclair
3/13 Lake Lanier
4/17 Lake Eufaula
6/12 West Point Lake
9/11-12 Lake Oconee

Kentucky – Division – 15
3/20 Kentucky/Barkley
5/01 Kentucky/Barkley
6/19 Kentucky/Barkley
7/24 Kentucky/Barkley
8/21-22 Kentucky/Barkley

Louisiana – Division – 13
1/30 Atchafalaya Basin
2/13 Toledo Bend
3/20 Red River
4/24 Pearl River
9/04-05 Red River

Maryland – Division – 21
5/01 Anna
6/12 Potomac River
7/17 Potomac River
8/14 Potomac River
9/11-12 Potomac River

Missouri – Division – 16
3/27 Lake of the Ozarks
5/15 Table Rock Lake
7/10 Stockton Lake
8/14 Truman Reservoir
9/11-12 Lake of the Ozarks

Minnesota/Wisconsin- Division – 17
4/25 Pools 7, 8, 9 Mississippi River
6/13 Pools 4 & 5 Mississippi River
7/25 Minnetonka
8/22 Chippewa Flowage
9/18-19 Pools 6 & 7 Mississippi River

New York West – Division – 22
6/19 Chautauqua Lake
7/17 Cayuga Lake
8/07 Onondaga Lake
8/28 Oneida Lake
9/18-19 Chautauqua Lake

New York East – Division – 23
6/12 Lake Champlain
6/26 St Lawrence River
7/10 Lake George
8/14 Lake Champlain
9/11-12 St Lawrence River

North Carolina – Division – 5
2/27 Lake Wylie
4/10 High Rock Lake
5/22 Kerr Lake
7/10 High Rock Lake
8/21-22 Lake Norman

Oklahoma – Division – 14
4/17 Grand Lake
5/15 Tenkiller
6/12 Ft. Gibson
7/17 Arkansas River
9/25-26 Eufaula

Ohio – Division – 20
4/17 Rocky Fork
5/15 Indian Lake
6/26 Grand Lake – St Marys
7/31 Mosquito Lake
9/18-19 Ohio River, Manchester

SC – Division – 9
2/13 Lake Murray
3/27 Santee Cooper
5/01 Lake Hartwell
6/26 Lake Wateree
8/28-29 Clarks Hill Lake

Tennessee Central – Division – 3
3/13 Percy Priest Lake
4/24 Center Hill Lake
6/26 Old Hickory Lake
7/17 Kentucky/Barkley
8/28-29 Old Hickory Lake

Tennessee East – Division – 4
2/27 Guntersville Lake
4/10 Chickamauga Lake
5/08 Ft. Loudoun-Tellico
7/31 Watts Bar Lake
9/25-26 Guntersville Lake

Texas Southeast – Division – 10 3/13 Sam Rayburn
5/08 Toledo Bend
6/19 Sam Rayburn
7/10 Sam Rayburn
9/11-12 Sam Rayburn

Texas East – Division – 11
2/27 Lake Palestine
3/27 Lake Tyler
4/10 Richland Chambers
5/22 Cedar Creek
9/18-19 Lake Tawakoni

Virginia – Division – 19
3/27 Lake Gaston
4/24 Kerr Lake
6/05 Smith Mountain Lake
7/24 Kerr Lake
9/25-26 Kerr Lake

Regional Championships (No Entry Fee)

Tensaw 10/22-23 – AL North, AL South, LA, FL, GA

Lay Lake 10/15-16 – AR, KY, TN Central, TN East, SC

DeGray 10/15-16 – OK, MO, TX East, TX SE , WI/MN

Kerr Lake 10/15-16 – MD, NC, NY West, NY East, OH, VA

National Championship (No Entry Fee): Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama 10/31 – 11/06/2010

The 2010 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series is sponsored by: Toyota, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Early Times Whisky, Royal Purple and Probass Networks.

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.



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