TBF, FLW ANNOUNCE HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP DATES, LOCATIONS
POCA CITY, Okla. (June 11, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW today announced dates and locations for the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School Fishing Conference Championships. While many state championships are already complete, several High School Fishing State Championships and a High School Fishing Open will be held in the coming weeks. Visit highschoolfishing.org for a complete schedule.
The top 10 percent of teams in each state championship advance to a conference championship along with the top three teams from each of five High School Fishing Opens held in conjunction with Walmart FLW Tour stops this season. The top 10 percent of teams in each conference championship advance to the 2015 High School Fishing National Championship that will coincide with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring. Each member of the winning team at the National Championship receives a $5,000 scholarship.
All SAF High School Fishing anglers are eligible for and encouraged to attend the pinnacle of high school fishing events, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, to be held July 14-19 in Russellville, Ark. Registration for the World Finals is now open at highschoolfishing.org.
Registration for the 2014 SAF High School Fishing Conference Championships opens July 1 at highschoolfishing.org for all teams qualified for advancement through the state championships or opens.
Central Conference Championship – Sunday, Sept. 28 on Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio, launching from the Huron Boat Basin ramp. In the event of high winds, the tournament will be limited to the Huron River. Mandatory onsite check-in is Saturday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with the rules meeting to immediately follow at the Masters Walleye Circuit Championship weigh-in trailer. Qualifiers from IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WVA and WI are eligible to compete in this event and must register online beginning July 1. Takeoff is 7 a.m. with a 3 p.m. weigh-in, EST.
Northern Conference Championship – Saturday, Sept. 20 on the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers in Bethel, Del., launching from Phillips Landing. Mandatory onsite check-in is Friday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. with the rules meeting to immediately follow at the TBF Mid-Atlantic Divisional Championship weigh-in trailer. Qualifiers from CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, ON, PA, RI, VT and VA are eligible to compete in this event and must register online beginning July 1. Takeoff is 6:30 a.m. with a 2:30 p.m. weigh-in, EST.
Southeastern Conference Championship – Sunday, Sept. 28 on Nickajack Lake in Kimball, Tenn., launching from Shellmound Campground Park. Mandatory onsite check-in is Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. with the rules meeting to immediately follow. Qualifiers from AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC and TN are eligible to compete in this event and must register online beginning July 1. Takeoff is 6:30 a.m. with a 2:30 p.m. weigh-in, CST.
Western Conference Championship – Sunday, Oct. 12 on Clear Lake in Clear Lake, Calif., launching from Konocti Vista Resort and Marina. Mandatory onsite check-in is Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. with the rules meeting to immediately follow at the FLW College Fishing Invitational weigh-in trailer. Qualifiers from AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY are eligible to compete in this event and must preregister online after July 1. Takeoff is 7 a.m. with a 3 p.m. weigh-in, PST.
Southern Conference Championship – Sunday, Oct. 19 on the Red River in Shreveport/Bossier City, La, launching from Red River South Marina. Mandatory onsite check-in is Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. with the rules meeting to immediately follow. Qualifiers from AR, KS, LA, MO, NE, NM, OK and TX are eligible to compete in this event and must register online beginning July 1. Takeoff is 7 a.m. with a 3 p.m. weigh-in, CST.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit flwoutdoors.com and look for FLWFishing on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
About The Bass Federation
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 in North America. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. For more information about TBF, visit bassfederation.com and look for bassfederation on Facebook.
About the Student Anglers Federation
The Student Anglers Federation (SAF) is a federation under the TBF umbrella of federations. SAF is supported and backed by TBF and FLW to serve our youth in pursuit of an outdoor lifestyle and to promote a solid education base of math, science and language arts through fishing. It is the oldest and largest student fishing organization and is the recognized leader in youth and high school fishing programs. For more information, visit highschoolfishing.org and like us on Facebook.