Wow it’s that time again already for the National Guard Junior World Championship!
Here is a rundown of the events for the week August 5-8, 2010.
Anglers need to be in town on Thursday afternoon, August 5th, no later than 4:00pm for our Registration and Dinner Rules Briefing at the Georgia Mountain Center, which is just down the street from the event hotels.
Friday will be our first day of competition with all anglers competing within their division. We will leave the hotel at 5:30 am sharp and we will travel out to Laurel Park, where we will launch immediately after the FLW pro’s take off for action in the Forrest Wood Cup.
Our estimated launch time will be around 7:15 am, with a return time scheduled for around 1:00 pm in the afternoon. We will have a lakeside weigh-in at the Laurel Park Amphitheatre when the anglers return. That day we will determine the top anglers in each of the seven divisions, within each age group 11-14 & 15-18. Fourteen (14) anglers will qualify to fish the next day. Later that evening, we will host our annual National Guard Pizza Party at the Georgia Mountain Center. It’s sure to be a wild and fun time, so bring your party hat!
On Saturday morning, our Division Champions in each age group will compete for the Championship trophy and scholarships. The launch again will be immediately following the FLW Pro’s from the same location at Laurel Park.
For those who don’t make the championship round, we will hold our annual angler seminars at the Georgia Mountain Center, where they also will pick up their trophies and get their pictures taken. The entire group will meet back out at Laurel Park later that afternoon for our Championship Weigh-in.
Once the weigh-in completes and winners are determined, we will all head for the Gwinnett Arena where we will get all of our anglers up on the FLW stage for introductions and the presentation of our champions. This is usually just before a free concert and the FLW Championship weigh-in.
Sunday, families have their choice of visiting the FLW Fun Zone and Outdoor show and then watching another FLW Championship weigh-in or your family can head back for home with a ton of memories from another Championship event.
That’s the week in a nutshell; we look forward to seeing all of you in Gainesville, Georgia on August 5th. For any questions regarding the NGJWC, please feel free to contact us at the TBF National Office at 580.765.9031 or Mark Gintert at 330.993.0014.