Toyota All-Star Voting Results to be Announced at ICAST
Category: press release
Jul 6th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 6th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
B.A.S.S. confirmed today that the final four competitors for Toyota Trucks All-Star Week will be formally announced at the ICAST show in Las Vegas. The announcement will be made at the B.A.S.S. booth (No. 1219, near the northwest lobby) at 11 a.m. (PT) on July 13.
People not in attendance at ICAST can watch the announcement live at www.bassmaster.com.
Fan voting at www.bassmaster.com through July 10 will decide the final four of 12 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who will compete in a bracket-style head-to-head tournament in Toyota Trucks All-Star Week, July 23-31, in Alabama.
Initial qualifiers include the top eight from Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings: Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., Gerald Swindle of Warrior, Ala., Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tenn., Steve Kennedy of Auburn, Ala., Terry Scroggins of San Mateo, Fla., Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C. and Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C.
Toyota Trucks All-Star Week is like a fusion of NCAA March Madness and Major League Baseball’s All Star Game, but with an added twist. From all the fans who voted online for their hometown heroes or sentimental favorites, 12 will be randomly selected and paired to “virtually compete” alongside the 12 pros.
Competition begins July 23-24 in the Ramada All-Star Semi-Final at Lake Jordan, Wetumpka, Ala. The bottom 4 anglers will be eliminated. Eight advancing finalists will be seeded in a bracket-style head-to-head tournament. The Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship is July 29-31 on the Alabama River, Montgomery, Ala. Winner takes all: $100,000.
When the actual champion is crowned, one lucky fan will win a “virtual championship” and a fully rigged Triton 18XS boat with a Mercury 150 OptiMax engine!
All 12 fan-finalists will win a prize pack from Berkley and Havoc (retail value, $79.00).
2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Skeeter, Triton, Yamaha
2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsors: Lowrance, Luck “E” Strike, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Ramada
For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and its expansive tournament structure while championing efforts to connect directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.
The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications – Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times – comprehensive website Bassmaster.com, ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.
B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.