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Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series 2011

American Bass Anglers today announced the 2011 season details for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series. The series will feature 20 divisions in 2011 each offering 4 divisional one-day Saturday events and a two-day divisional championship. Anglers will qualify for one of 4 regional championships, and the top anglers will advance to the National Championship. The series champion will be invited to compete in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic®.

This series offers the most exciting and the most challenging tournament format for weekend anglers. The 2011 Series Champion earns a slot in the prestigious 2012 Bassmaster Classic® to compete against the world’s best bass pros and a place in history”, said ABA President Morris Sheehan. “First place pays $3,000 for co-anglers and $6,000 for boaters at one-day qualifying events with a full field of 200 boats. ABA will continue to offer $2500 first-place for the Co-angler and $5000 for Boaters based on a minimum field of only 100 boats,” continued Sheehan. “Triton, Mercury and MotorGuide owners also can earn bonuses up to $5,000 at divisional events and up to $105,000 in bonuses at the no-entry fee National Championship.”

Winning a divisional one-day event can pay up to $11,000 with a total purse up to $50,000. Divisional Championships can pay out up to $14,000 to the winner with a total purse of up to $72,500. The payouts plus Triton, Mercury Marine and MotorGuide bonus money allows the weekend anglers to cash in some major paydays for one-day, low-entry fee tournaments.

Entry fees are $200 for Boaters and $100 for Co-anglers for one-day divisional events. The entry fees for Divisional Championships are $300 for boaters and $150 for Co-Anglers. 20% of the field will earn a check at all divisional qualifying events.

The divisional two-day event will be a true divisional championship in 2011 with anglers being required to meet minimum qualifications to compete in the event. Each divisional point champions both boater and co-angler can earn a secured slot for the 2011 National Championship providing they meet requirements.The top 40 Boaters and Co-anglers from each division by points advance to one of the four Regional Championships.

At the Regional Championships, the first-place boater will take home 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 winning boater of the National Championship will win $100,00 with up to $105,000 in additional bonuses available. The winning co-angler will win $50,000 with $52,500 in additional bonuses available. The Boater Champion advances to the 2012 Bassmaster Classic® and a shot at the world title.

Priority registration for the season begins Monday Oct. 25, 2010, at 8 a.m. CST. For more information, visit www.weekendseries.com or call toll free (888) 203-6222. ABA will offer for a limited time (during early registration) a Freedom pass at no charge for members signing up for all 5 divisional events within their respective division.

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.

2011 Divisional Schedules

Alabama North – Division – 1
02/26 Guntersville
04/09 Wheeler
05/14 Neely Henry
06/25 Weiss
09/17-18 Guntersville

South Alabama – Division – 2
02/05 Lake Eufaula
03/05 Lay Lake
04/02 Alabama River
05/21 Lake Logan Martin
09/24-25 Lake Martin

Arkansas – Division – 12
02/26 Lake Greeson
04/02 Lake Hamilton
05/07 Greers Ferry
06/04 Lake Ouachita
08/27-28 Lake Ouachita

Florida – Division – 6
01/22 Kissimmee Chain
02/26 Harris Chain
03/26 Kissimmee Chain
04/16 St. John’s River
09/17-18 Lake Okeechobee

Georgia – Division – 8
02/12 Lake Seminole
03/19 Lake Sinclair
04/30 Lake Eufaula
06/18 Lake Lanier
09/10-11 Lake Oconee

Kentucky – Division – 15
03/12 Kentucky Lake
05/07 Kentucky Lake
07/09 Kentucky Lake
07/30 Barkley Lake
08/27-28 Kentucky Lake

Louisiana – Division – 13
01/22 Atchafalaya Basin
02/12 Toledo Bend
03/19 Red River
04/30 Bayou Black
09/10-11 Red River

Maryland – Division – 21
04/02 Anna
05/14 Potomac River
06/25 Potomac River
08/13 Potomac River
09/17-18 Potomac River

Missouri – Division – 16
04/02 Lake of the Ozarks
04/30 Table Rock
06/18 Stockton
08/13 Truman
09/24-25 Lake of the Ozarks

New York West – Division – 22
06/18 Chautauqua lake
07/16 Oneida Lake
08/06 Cayuga Lake
08/20 Lake Erie
09/10-11 Oneida Lake

New York East – Division – 23
06/11 Lake Champlain North
07/09 Lake Champlain South
07/30 St Lawrence River
08/27 Sacandaga Lake
09/17-18 Oneida Lake

North Carolina – Division – 5
03/26 Norman
04/30 High Rock
06/11 Kerr Lake
07/30 Falls Lake
08/27-28 High Rock

Oklahoma – Division – 14
03/05 Broken Bow
04/16 Lake Tenkiller
05/14 Grand Lake
06/11 Ft Gibson
09/17-18 Lake Eufaula

Ohio – Division – 20
04/16 Rocky Fork
06/04 Ohio River, White Oak Creek
07/09 Indian Lake
08/06 Mosquito Lake
09/10-11 Erie, Sandusky

SC – Division – 9
01/29 Lake Murray
03/12 Santee Cooper
04/09 Lake Wateree
05/07 Lake Hartwell
08/27-28 Clarks Hill

Tennessee Central – Division – 3
03/19 Percy Priest
04/16 Lake Barkley
05/21 Kentucky Lake
07/23 Old Hickory
08/20-21 Kentucky Lake

Tennessee East – Division – 4
03/05 Guntersville
03/26 Chickamauga
06/11 Ft. Loudon/Tellico
07/16 Watts Bar
09/10-11 Guntersville

Texas Southeast – Division – 10
03/26 Sam Rayburn
05/21 Sam Rayburn
06/25 Toledo Bend
07/23 Sam Rayburn
09/24-25 Sam Rayburn

Texas East – Division – 11
02/06 Lake Palestine
03/12 Lake Tyler
04/09 Richland Chambers
06/18 Cedar Creek
07/09-10 Lake Tawakoni

Virginia – Division – 19
03/19 Kerr Lake
04/09 Gaston
05/21 Smith Mountain Lake
07/16 Kerr Lake
08/20-21 Kerr Lake

Regional Championships (No Entry Fee)
09/30 – 10/01 Lake Erie Buffalo – MD, OH, NY East, NY West, VA
10/7-8 Tensaw Regional – AL North, GA, SC, FL, LA
10/14-15 Kentucky Lake Regional– TN Central, TN East, MO, NC, AL South
10/14-15 Red River– TX East, TX Southeast, OK, AR, KY

National Championship (No Entry Fee): Site Location to be announced

The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series is sponsored by: Toyota, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Busch Beer, Royal Purple, Early Times Whisky, Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Hobie Polarized, 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.



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