Here is the big news for 2023! We are running a closed-circuit solo event, including an AOY race and a Tournament of Champions that you must qualify for. Here are the events:
04/30/2023 QUALIFIER #1 – SPIRIT LAKE (TEMPLAR RAMP)
05/14/2023 QUALIFIER #2 – BRUSHY CREEK (ISLAND RAMP)
06/25/2023 QUALIFER #3 – LITTLE RIVER (DAM RAMP)
07/23/2023 QUALIFIER #4 – 12 MILE (MAIN RAMP)
09/09/2023-09/10/2023 (TENTATIVE) 2-DAY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – OKOBOJI (EMERSON)
The solo series will be $600, due prior to 04/01/2023 in full. It is due prior to the King Of The Hill event, because that event will also serve as a way to qualify for the TOC! Only anglers that are entered into the Solo Series will be eligible to qualify. There are two ways to qualify for the TOC:
1. Win the KOTH, or any 1 of the Qualifiers
2. Place in the top 12 for points (winners of solo events are counted in the 12, even if they are not top 12 in points). For example, if there are 4 different winners of the qualifiers and KOTH, the top 7 in points, not counting those qualified 5, will advance. If an angler wins more than one of the events, they do not gain any additional benefits other than winnings, and the 2nd place finisher will NOT automatically be handed an invite to the TOC. You will have to win an event, or finish in the top of points.
All events are chip draw, and all lakes are off limits the entire week of the event. 5 fish, no length limit. Same rules as the current WW rules. For the TOC, the 2nd day of the event boat launch will be determined by finish from day 1. 1st – boat 1, 2nd boat 2, etc.
A portion of entries from each qualifier is forwarded to the TOC and AOY. Here is the layout of payout:
Regardless of how many participants:
Out of gross entry 5% to Weekend Warriors, 7.5% to TOC, $100 per event towards AOY
1st – 45%
2nd – 25%
3rd – 20%
4th – 5%
BB – 5%
An example of this payout would be:
30 boat Qualifier
$3600 in entry, -$100 AOY, -$180 director, $270 TOC (3050 for event)
1st $1,375 45%
2nd $765 25%
3rd $610 20%
4th $155 5%
BB $155 5%
The amounts are rounded up to a $5 increment just to keep is simple.
For a 30 boat field, Here is the final TOC Payouts:
$3600 in entry, – $200 AOY, -$180 director ($3220 for event)
PLUS $1080 from qualifiers
Total of $4300 for TOC to 5 Places
1st $1,935 45%
2nd $860 20%
3rd $645 15%
4th $430 10%
5th $215 5%
Big Bass Each Day $110 2.50%
AOY Free Entry into 2024 Solo Circuit ($600 value)
We will be actively seeking out sponsors to add in additional payouts such as
5th Place for Qualifiers
2nd Big Bass
Last Boat Out
Smallest 5 fish limit
We will also be looking for sponsors to increase the amount of payout for each event (dispersed equally to all places based on values for placing).
If you are a company that would like to promote your business, please contact us with any questions on sponsorship packages.
AOY Points will be your finish place points PLUS your weight for the event. Example for 30 boats:
1st – 20.92lb = 30+20.92 = 50.92
2nd – 17.66lb = 29+17.66 = 46.66
There is no bonus for big fish.
We are now accepting entries for the closed circuit! It is limited to the first 30 people who pay deposits. Entry must be paid in full no later than 04/01/2023. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold your spot on the roster. We accept Paypal (friends and family only), check by mail, or cash in person. If you are in the Creston area, we would be happy to meet up with you. You can also find us at the Annual Mid-Iowa Bassmaster’s Swap Meet.