TBF announces 2015 No Entry Fee Division Championship Dates and Venues

The Bass Federation (TBF), the largest and oldest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation
organization in North America with more than 20,000 members, announces the dates, locations and host states
of its seven 2015 Division Championship events.

All 47 of the affiliated TBF State Federations fall into one of seven geographical divisions: Southwest,
Northwest, Central, Southern, Northern, Mid-Atlantic and Eastern. The Eastern Division also includes the
providence of Ontario, Canada.

Each TBF affiliated state federation qualifies a 12-angler team to compete in the no-entry-fee TBF Divisional
Tournament Championship events, as scheduled for 2015:

• Southwest Division, May 13-15, Clear Lake, Lakeport, Calif.

• Northwest Division, May 20-22, Noxin Reservoir, Trout Creek, Mont.

• Central Division, June 3-5, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Aberdeen, Miss.

• Southern Division, June 10-12, Lake Norman, Cornelius, N.C.

• Northern Division, Sept. 9-11, Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Ill.

• Eastern Division, Sept. 16-18, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, N.H.

• Mid-Atlantic Division, Sept. 23-25, Lake Erie, Erie, Pa.

“TBF anglers first compete in qualifying events in their own backyards for the opportunity to make the state
team and advance on to a divisional championship,” explained TBF President Robert Cartlidge. “Everything
past the state level is a no-entry-fee competition, with the chance to continue to move on to the Federation
National Championship and ultimately the prestigious FLW Cup. State level qualifications will be starting soon
so now is the time to get involved with your state federation.”

From the divisional championships, the highest two finishers from each state advance to compete in the 2016
TBF National Championship; each state’s top angler goes as a boater and the runner-up as a co-angler. All
national qualifiers compete from brand new Ranger Boats for a share of the championship’s more than
$200,000 in cash and prizes.

The TBF national champion on the boater side earns the lucrative TBF “Living the Dream” prize package,
consisting of a cash prize, paid pro entries into the FLW Tour, travel funds, use of a wrapped Ranger boat for
the year and a birth in the following year’s FLW Cup. The championship co-angler also gets the “Living the Dream” package and a cash prize, plus fully paid entry fees into the Rayovac FLW series of choice.

Also, the top two anglers from each of the seven TBF Division Championships, 14 anglers, advance to the BFL All-American.

All TBF events require membership in The Bass Federation. TBF membership fees are $50 and include all member benefits, plus a $45 full FLW competitor membership with full FLW benefits: a year-long FLW “Bass Fishing” magazine subscription, FLW tournament eligibility, FLW Fantasy Fishing advantages and other program opportunities and discounts.

A limited offer still available for new members is a special $100 membership opportunity that includes full 2015 TBF and FLW benefits, and comes with two custom TBF branded, high quality IM7 graphite 7’ fishing rods with cork handles. The rods are available in casting and spinning models. The offer is valid while rod supplies last.

For more than 45 years the state federations have worked together to support fishing, youth and conservation and in return are supported by the very best core sponsor group in fishing today including; Ranger Boats, FLW, Evinrude, Cabela’s, Lowrance, Solar Bat, Berkley, Power Pole, Humminbird, and Minn Kota.

For more information about state federation memberships and all TBF tournaments and programs, visit www.BassFederation.com or call 580.765.9031.

About The Bass Federation
The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is the oldest and largest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization in North America. TBF is 100 percent member owned and a proud member of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF affiliated federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events annually. Serving the fishing industry for more than 45 years, “TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing.”


The Mississippi Bass Federation Youth State Championship will be June 7, 2014 on Aliceville Lake in
Aliceville MS.  No slot limit.

The age groups are 11-14 and 15-18.

Contact Tim White for more information at timwhite78@yahoo.com

Great Opportunity to get Kids Fishing

Tim White will be running 6 Youth Tournaments this year out of West Point MS.

The Schedule is as follows
March 1, 2014 Waverly Boat Landing
April 5, 2014 Waverly Boat Landing
May 17, 2014 Waverly Boat Landing
June 21, 2014 Waverly Boat Landing
July 26, 2014 Waverly Boat Landing
August 9, 2014 Waverly Boat Landing

Adult and child fish as a team.  Child has to be 18 years old or younger.
We will have a cookout/banquet after the last tournament weigh in.

For more information contact Tim White at timwhite78@yahoo.com.

2014 State Tournament

Launch will be at the Aberdeen Marina on the Tenn-Tom Waterway


Practice 03-26-14 and 03-27-14

Competition 03-28-14 and 03-29-14.

Host Club: Monroe County Bassmasters



Host Hotel is Aberdeen American’s Best Value Inn and Suites 801 East Commerce Street Aberdeen MS 39730 phone number 662-369-4343 room rates are King – $50.99 plus tax and Doubles – $55.99 plus tax per night.  Group code is TBF-Fishing Tournament.  http://americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=1972.

The meeting on March 9, 2014 will be held in the meeting room at Aberdeen American’s Best Value Inn beginning at 11am.  The meeting on March 26, 2014 will also be held at Aberdeen American’s Best Value Inn beginning at 6pm we can always change the times if needed.


Deadline 3-1-14 to mail paperwork to:

Edwin Gregory

60063 Seminole Road

Smithville, Ms 38870


Terry Arnsdorff

295 County Rd 4701

Meridian, MS 39301


Rosters and $100 ad book sales must be postmarked by 03-01-14. Door prizes are due at 03-26-14 Meeting.

Mandatory check-in meeting for those fishing will be March 26, and the Team Pairing Meeting will be March 27, time and locations to both will be announced when available.

We will be in Aberdeen on 03-09-14 for a meeting for those who want to bring rosters and ad book sales – location to be announced.

Off-limits will begin at sundown on 03-16-14 for one lake up from Aberdeen (Amory) and one lake down from Aberdeen (Columbus).

No teams. Clubs can send any number of boats as they can with multiples of 2.

Cash payout for 7th – 12th places, paying out 25% of entry fees