AIM™ Announced “Sanctioned Series” Teams to Compete in Championship
Category: press release
Aug 9th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Aug 9th, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Anglers Insight Marketing LLC™ (AIM) announced today they will conduct a
special team tournament within the AIM International Walleye Championship™.
Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC has expanded the opportunities for anglers from the AIM Sanctioned Series program to compete at the AIM International Walleye Championship™. For 2010 AIM has significantly expanded the Sanctioned Series program and will add a “tournament within the tournament” format.
The AIM Team Championship registrations will be limited to the first 30 Sanctioned Series teams to accept these invitations. The team members will register together and fish together in this two-day tournament (September 1 – 2, 2010) ONLY against other Sanctioned Series teams. The entry fee is $500.00 per team.
The payouts, based on a full field of 30 teams, are as follows:
First Place $5,250
Second Place $3,150
Third Place $2,250
Fourth Place $1,500
Fifth Place $1,200
Sixth Place $900
Seventh Place $750
These cash paybacks represent 100% of the entry fees (that is, $15,000 for the maximum field of 30 teams.) In addition, bonus prizes will be provided to EVERY TEAM by the AIM Marketing Partners for a total payback far exceeding 100%. These prizes include a lake mapping and software package from Navionics and an EZ Lube System.
To date, teams from five states and two Canadian provinces have registered for this special Championship. Jeff Starck, spokesman for the Lake Winnie Area Resort Association stated, “Our area businesses welcome these Sanctioned Series Team Anglers to Lake Winnibigoshish. I can’t think of a better way to showcase this incredible fishery than to have the nation’s best anglers battle it out in this two-day competition!”
As was the case in 2009, each Sanctioned Series will ALSO have the opportunity to nominate their top individual anglers to receive invitations to fish as Pro Anglers or Co-anglers in the main event, the AIM International Walleye Championship™. The Pro Angler entry fee is $1500 and provides the angler the chance to fish against the top AIM Pro Anglers for an estimated total purse of over $150,000, including a 2010 Lund Pro V boat and 300hp Mercury Verado motor. The Co-angler entry fee is $250.
The AIM International Walleye Championship™ will be held at Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota. In 2009, AIM Pro Angler Todd Riley bested the field by tallying over 100 pounds of walleyes using the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ format. The hundreds of walleyes caught by all the competitors were photographed and immediately released with zero impact on the remarkable fishery.
Further information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about tournaments can be found at the AIM web site: www.aimfishing.com. More information on the Lake Winnibigoshish area can be found at www.lakewinnie.net.
Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC™ (AIM) is a unique tournament organization owned by stockholders, the majority of which are Professional walleye anglers. AIM Professionals are among the “All Stars” of professional fishing, with cumulative HUNDREDS of years of tournament experience, including countless tournament victories, series championships, and Angler of the Year titles. This insight and knowledge is now being employed to provide the finest tournament experience for the participants, and the maximum exposure for the host tournament sites and corporate partners.
AIM Marketing Partners:
South Dakota Office of Tourism, Mercury Marine, Lund Boat Company, J.J. Keller Fishing Team, Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Navionics, Crestliner Boats, Fin-Tech Tackle, John Butts Outdoors, Rutting Ridge Outfitters, Oahe Wings & Walleyes, G2 Angling, Optima Batteries, Gemini Sports Marketing, Pier of d’Nort dock systems, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Reef Runner lures, EZ Lube Systems, Me and My Catch photo replicas, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, Transducer Armor