Lake St. Clair to host TBF Northern Divisional
Category: press release
Sep 2nd, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Lake St. Clair to host TBF Northern DivisionalAnglers from six Northern Division states to compete in Michigan Sept. 10-12CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Bass Federation 2008 Northern Divisional Championship will be held on Lake St. Clair in Clinton Township, Mich., Sept. 10-12. As many as 72 competitors representing six Northern Division states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin – are expected to compete in the tournament. The public is invited to the Selfridge DNR Ramp (Clinton River Access) to watch the takeoffs and weigh-ins at 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively. Admission is free.Anglers will compete both individually and as state teams in an effort to qualify for the prestigious TBF National Championship presented by the National Guard. The top three state teams will be awarded trophies and cash prizes. The angler with the heaviest three-day weight will also earn a $500 Walmart gift card as the Castrol Maximum Performer.Each state team is made up of 12 anglers, and the top-finishing angler from each team will advance to the 2009 TBF National Championship presented by the National Guard as a boater. The No. 2 competitor from each state team will advance to the National Championship as a co-angler. TBF National Championship anglers will compete for a share of more than $200,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package with use of a wrapped Chevy truck and Ranger boat powered by Evinrude or Yamaha, sponsor merchandise and paid entry fees into the Walmart FLW Tour or Walmart FLW Series. The top boater and co-angler from each of the TBF’s six divisions at the National Championship will receive a berth into the $1 million BFL All-American presented by Chevy, where boaters compete for a top award of $140,000 and co-anglers cast for a top award of $70,000. The winning boater and co-angler at the TBF National Championship will also advance to the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup presented by Castrol, where pros compete for a top award of $1 million and co-anglers fish for a top award of $50,000.Tournament anglers aren’t the only ones winning big this season. With the introduction of FLW Fantasy Fishing, FLW Outdoors offered anyone the opportunity to enter for their chance to land the catch of a lifetime with the opportunity to win $7.3 million in cash and prizes. Players could become a virtual pro angler by signing up for Player’s Advantage, which provided them with exclusive insider information that could have guided them to a $100,000 victory at every Walmart FLW Tour stop and the Forrest Wood Cup. Player’s Advantage gave them an edge over the competition and increased their shot for the $1 million cash grand prize awarded to the FLW Fantasy Fishing cumulative points winner. Visit FantasyFishing.com today to find out more information and to register for next season.Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast to 81 million FSN (Fox Sports Net) subscribers in the United States as part of the “FLW Outdoors” television series. “FLW Outdoors” is also broadcast in Canada on WFN (World Fishing Network) and to more than 429 million households in the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East through a distribution agreement with Matchroom Sport, making it the most widely distributed fishing program in the world. The program airs Sunday mornings at 11 Eastern time in most markets. Check local listings for times in your area. In TBF Divisional Championship competition, anglers are randomly paired each day and share control of the boat throughout the day. Official practice for the TBF Northern Divisional Championship begins at daylight Sept. 7 and continues through 2 p.m. Sept. 9.