I would like to personally invite anglers to participate in a new tournament series on Kentucky Lake! I have included a press release below from the Marshall County Tourism Director with all the details. You may also find a flyer with entry form, tournament dates, and rules on our website at www.MoorsResort.com . Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!
Kelli Van Blaricom
Guest Services Manager
Moors Resort & Marina
The Marshall County Tourist Commission is sponsoring a new and exciting bass tournament trail for 2012. The unique buddy style circuit will feature six one day qualifying events on Kentucky Lake, each featuring competitors from a different state. Twenty five teams from each qualifier move on to the two day, no entry fee fall championship where the top prize will be a fully equipped Ranger bass boat powered by a Mercury outboard valued at over $45,000.
In addition to the 25 teams that qualify through their state event, teams that participated but missed the cut will have a “second chance” opportunity at a wildcard event. An additional 25 teams will make it to the championship through the wildcard tournament, bringing the total number of participants in the championship to 175 teams.
This one of a kind format features a single, $200 entry fee qualifying event for each of the states surrounding the Kentucky Lake region. Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee anglers will each have the opportunity to fish against other anglers from their state for a qualifying event top prize of $5,000 (based on 100 boat participation) and a berth in the championship.
In essence, a two man team stands to win not only a $5,000 top prize in their respective qualifying event, but also a $45,000 Ranger/Mercury package—all for a single $200 entry fee. No other team event offers this much potential for so little investment!
The Team Challenge kicks off on March 31, 2012 with the Indiana Team Challenge out of Moors Resort. The other events include:
April 14: Ohio Team Challenge, Kentucky Dam Marina
May 19: Missouri Team Challenge, Moors Resort
July 28: Tennessee Team Challenge, Kenlake Marina
August 4: Kentucky Team Challenge, Kentucky Dam Marina
August 11: Illinois Team Challenge, Kentucky Dam Marina
The wild card event will be held out of Kenlake Marina on September 8th. Any team that fished their previous state event but finished outside the top 25 is eligible to fish the wild card for a second shot at the championship. The Team Challenge Championship will be held in October or November, with the date to be announced.
Entry forms and details will be released shortly, and will be available at the Marshall County Tourist Commission office, Fisherman’s Headquarters in Benton, KY, Jet-A-Marina in Calvert City, KY, Moors Resort in Gilbertsville, KY and at other participating sponsors. Participation in each qualifier requires that both team members be legal residents of the state for which they are entering the event. For more information, you may call Fisherman’s Headquarters, (270) 527-5938 or contact the Marshall County Tourist Commission, (800) 467-7145.
Marshall County Tourist
& Convention Commission