TBF “No Entry Fee” Divisional Championship Series Back in 2011

Oregon, Utah, Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Maine and Virginia to host the events.

January 14, 2011

Ponca City, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF), announced the dates and locations of the 2011 TBF “No Entry Free” Divisional Championship Series.  The series consists of seven no-cost tournaments that lead grassroots anglers to the biggest events in fishing!    

  To qualify to fish these no entry fee events, TBF anglers compete close to home in their home states to qualify for a 12 person state team.   “On a national average, TBF members pay less than $200 per year including state entry fees and full TBF and FLW Outdoors memberships,” TBF President, Robert Cartlidge, stated.  “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 once again.”

What does this mean to the average angler?  There is no more 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 do it each year! 

Starting at the TBF Divisional Championship Series, anglers compete with no entry fees for cash payouts and opportunities to advance. The 7 divisional events in 2011 will have more sponsor bonus money and prizes than ever before with bonuses from Ranger Cup, Cabela’s Anglers Cash, and Lowrance electronics.  Two anglers from every state progress to the 2012 TBF Federation National Championship, presented by the National Guard  to fish for over $200,000 in cash and prizes.  From there, 14 TBF anglers will move on to FLW Outdoor’s 2012 BFL All-American.  Also, the top two anglers from the TBF Federation Championship earn a berth in the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup all for no tournament entry fees! The 2012 TBF National Champion also earns the “LIVING THE DREAM” prize package to include; cash prize, fully paid entry fees into the 2013 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.

2011 TBF Divisional Championship Series Dates and Locations

April 27-29, TBF Northwest Division Championship, Presented by Cabela’s, Columbia River, Hood River, Oregon

May 4-6, TBF Southwest Division Championship, Presented by Lowrance, Lake Powell, Bull Frog, Utah

June 1-3, TBF Southern Division Championship, Presented by Berkley, Green River Lake, Campbellsville, Kentucky

June 22-24, TBF Central Division Championship, Presented by Evinrude E-Tec, Wilson Lake Russell, Kansas

Sept., 7-9 TBF Northern Division Championship, Presented by Cabela’s, Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minnesota

Sept., 14-16, TBF Eastern Division Championship, Presented by Ranger Boats, Point Sebago, Casco, Maine

Sept., 21-23, TBF Mid-Atlantic Division Championship, Presented By Solar Bat, Kerr Reservoir, South Hill, Virginia 

The TBF Divisional Championship series will continue in 2012 with events slated to be hosted by, Idaho, Colorado, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Vermont, Florida and our Nation’s Capitol/Washington DC, federations.

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