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Elite Day 3 Canceled

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – BASS announced the cancelation of the third day of competition for the Toyota Trucks Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, because of unsafe weather conditions…

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – BASS announced the cancelation of the third day of competition for the Toyota Trucks Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, because of unsafe weather conditions. The final day of competition, set for Sunday, March 29, will feature the top 12 anglers and remain as previously scheduled.

The angler with the heaviest cumulative weight will take home the $100,000 top prize. The full standings, which will carry over to the final day, can be found below.

Fans are encouraged to attend the final daily launch (7:30 a.m. CT) and weigh-in (4 p.m.) at Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Sunday’s activities include the live taping of Hooked Up, hosted by ESPN Outdoors personalities Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders. The show, which will air live at 4:30 p.m. ET on Bassmaster.com, will preview Sunday’s final weigh-in. Other activities Sunday at the Diamond Drive, including Dog Training & Retriever Demonstrations Brought To You By SportDog, will begin at 1 p.m. CT at Lake Dardanelle State Park. As part of Bassmaster University, product demonstrations from Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Motors and more will be available on site. Fans are invited to join the “Ask the Experts” session with the Elite pros during Bassmaster University, set for 3 p.m. CT Saturday. All events at the Diamond Drive are free and open to the public.

Sponsors of the Bassmaster Elite Series: Toyota Trucks, Berkley, BOOYAH Baits, Evan Williams Bourbon, Mercury, OPTIMA Batteries, Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Marine; Bass Pro Shops, Costa Del Mar, Ramada, SpongeTech and Triton Boats.

TOYOTA TRUCKS DIAMOND DRIVE STANDINGS

2009 Diamond Drive 3/26-3/29 Lake Dardanelle, Russellville AR. (PROFESSIONAL) Standings Day 2

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Mark Menendez Paducah, KY 10 39-04 305 Day 1: 5 17-12 Day 2: 5 21-08

2. Cliff Pace Petal, MS 10 38-07 295 Day 1: 5 16-11 Day 2: 5 21-12

3. Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo, MI 10 33-12 290 Day 1: 5 15-06 Day 2: 5 18-06

4. Matt Herren Trussville, AL 10 32-08 285 Day 1: 5 17-01 Day 2: 5 15-07

5. Alton Jones Waco, TX 10 32-03 280 Day 1: 5 17-05 Day 2: 5 14-14

6. Fred Roumbanis Bixby, OK 10 32-01 276 Day 1: 5 16-12 Day 2: 5 15-05

7. Denny Brauer Camdenton, MO 10 31-11 272 Day 1: 5 16-06 Day 2: 5 15-05

8. Jim Murray Arabi, GA 10 31-03 268 Day 1: 5 12-00 Day 2: 5 19-03

9. Greg Vinson Wetumpka, AL 9 30-15 264 Day 1: 4 09-01 Day 2: 5 21-14

10. Chris Lane Lakeland, FL 10 30-06 260 Day 1: 5 15-14 Day 2: 5 14-08

11. Skeet Reese Auburn, CA 10 29-06 257 Day 1: 5 15-13 Day 2: 5 13-09

12. Bradley Hallman Norman, OK 9 28-14 254 Day 1: 4 10-10 Day 2: 5 18-04

About BASS For more than 40 years, BASS has served as the authority on bass fishing. With its considerable multi-media platforms and expansive tournament trail, BASS is guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications Bassmaster Magazine, BASS Times and Fishing Tackle Retailer and comprehensive Web properties in ESPN360.com, ESPN’s sports broadband network, Bassmaster.com and ESPNOutdoors.com, the organization is committed to delivering content true to the lifestyle. Additionally, television programming on ESPN2 continues to provide relevant content – from tips and techniques to in-depth tournament coverage – to passionate audiences.

The organization oversees the prestigious Bassmaster tournament trail, which includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, Women’s Bassmaster Tour and the Bassmaster Classic, the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing. Through its grassroots network, the BASS Federation Nation, BASS sanctions more than 20,000 events annually.

BASS also offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members while spearheading progressive, positive change on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.



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