September 14, 2011
Point Sebago Resort, Maine- The Bass Federation (TBF), and Point Sebago Resort welcomes 96 TBF anglers from 7 state teams and the Ontario, Canada state team to the 2011 TBF Eastern Division Championship presented by Ranger Boats. The TBF division championship series consists of seven no-cost tournaments that lead grassroots anglers to the biggest events in fishing!
To qualify for these events TBF anglers compete close to home in their respective states to qualify for a 12 person state team. “We are excited to bring this event and TBF’s eastern elite to Point Sebago Resort for the 2011 Eastern Division Championship,” TBF President, Robert Cartlidge, stated. “These anglers have worked long and hard and are ready to bring all they’ve got to the table to decide who will advance to the national contest and who will be named 2011 Eastern Division Champions. This week we will advance 16 TBF anglers to the 2012 Federation National Championship, not to mention, crown the 2011 Eastern Division Champions in the individual standings, as well as, the state team standings.”
On a national average TBF members pay less than $200 per year including state entry fees and full TBF and FLW Outdoors memberships. “Earn a spot on your state team and you’re on your way; everything past the state level is a no entry fee event. TBF has long been the industry leader in no cost and low cost fishing opportunities and we’re thrilled to offer these types of events,” Cartlidge said. “There is not a better cost effective place to fish than with TBF and FLW Outdoors. Fish close to home and qualify for all the biggest events in fishing. TBF members just like YOU, just like these 96 anglers, do every year.”
Starting at the TBF Divisional Championship Series, anglers compete with no entry fees for cash payouts and opportunities to advance. The TBF Eastern division championship event will have more sponsor bonus money and prizes than ever before with bonus’s from Ranger Cup, Cabela’s Anglers cash, and Lowrance electronics. Two anglers from every state progress to the TBF Federation National Championship to fish for over $200,000 in cash and prizes. From nationals, 14 TBF anglers will move on to FLW Outdoor’s BFL All-American. Also, the top two anglers from the TBF Federation Championship earn a berth in the Forrest Wood Cup all for no tournament entry fees. The TBF National Champion earns the “LIVING THE DREAM” prize package to include; cash prize, fully paid entry fees into the 2012 FLW tour, travel funds and use of a wrapped Ranger Boat and Chevrolet truck for the year.
It’s easy to get started and you don’t have to own a boat. Simply contact your local state federation through the TBF website at www.bassfederation.com. Or give us a call at 580.765.9031 to find a club near you or to get your club started with TBF and FLW Outdoors.
Point Sebago Resort welcomes you to the take-offs and weigh-ins each day, 6am & 2:30pm.
The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40years. Visit bassfederation.com