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    ABA and BASS will part ways as of 2014?
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    WHAT?????? Triton is suppose to pay for all my BWS Tournaments next year. Thanks for the heads up, guess I need to make a few phone calls now.
    Will check out the article.

    Call me Jim.... about SML if yall are gonna fish the FOM Tx there.

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    ABA will still continue but under its own banner. They are still not sure about a classic berth opportunity yet.
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    Crank That Jank!

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    B.A.S.S., ABA End Licensing Agreement For Weekend Series
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A licensing agreement that grants American Bass Anglers Inc. (ABA) the use of B.A.S.S. marks with respect to the Weekend Series will not be renewed after 2013, ABA and B.A.S.S. LLC announced in a joint statement today.
    “The agreement, which began in 2007, will end Dec. 31. ABA, based in Athens, Ala., will continue to conduct a series of one- and two-day professional bass fishing tournaments named the Weekend Bass Tour, or WBT,” said Morris Sheehan, president of ABA. “ABA will continue to offer well-run weekend tournaments for its members and other anglers throughout the country. The newly named tour will not be associated with B.A.S.S. or its brands.”
    “The Bassmaster Weekend Series has enabled B.A.S.S. members to compete on fisheries in their local regions, and we are grateful to ABA for providing those opportunities,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “The time has come to consider other grass-roots formats, including some that will enhance the B.A.S.S. Nation network of competitive events. We wish ABA success in its endeavors.”
    “We are proud of our association with B.A.S.S. and the Bassmaster brand over the past seven years,” Sheehan said. “American Bass Anglers, our staff and our tournament directors throughout the country have always been dedicated to serving weekend fishermen, and we will continue that tradition in the years to come.”
    About American Bass Anglers
    ABA was formed in 1974 as the Military Bass Anglers Association and continues its pledge to offer low-cost, close-to-home tournaments to all weekend anglers nationwide. In addition to the newly named Weekend Bass Tour, ABA offers the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series and Military Team Bass Tournaments. For information about ABA, contact Morris Sheehan, president, msheehan@americanbassanglers.com, (256)232-0406.
    About B.A.S.S.
    B.A.S.S., headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., has served as the authority on bass fishing for more than 45 years. On behalf of its 500,000 members, the organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.
    The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic. For information, contact Dave Precht, VP/Editorial & Communications, dprecht@bassmaster.com, (205) 313-0931

    ABA Renames Tournament Series to the Weekend Bass Tour
    Athens, Ala. – American Bass Anglers announces the renaming of its Weekend Series to the Weekend Bass Tour. The Weekend Bass Tour consist of 20 divisions with 5 divisional events each with a Boater/Co-Angler format. Professional crews will continue to operate these divisions for the weekend bass angler as it has done for years.
    Each of the divisions will host 4 one-day divisional events and 1 two-day divisional championship. Divisional one-day events have an entry fee of $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. First place can earn as much as $13,000 from winnings and sponsor bonuses. Two-day divisional championship entry fees are $300 for the boaters and $150 for the co-anglers. First place at a two-day divisional championship could earn as much as $16,000 from winnings and sponsor bonuses.
    From Divisional Championships, anglers advance to Regional Championships with a 100 percent payout. Top boaters from each Regional Championship qualify for the $100,000 first place and top co-anglers will qualify for the $50,000 first place at the 2014 National Championship.
    ABA will provide several enhancements for the 2014 season such as;
    • Increased payouts
    • No online entry handling fees
    • Only an ABA membership required with new benefits
    • New Division(s)
    • Very special news coming soon on the 2014 Championship
    The Weekend Bass Tour 2014 schedule will be announced in early October and registration will begin October 21, 2013.
    About American Bass Anglers
    ABA was formed in 1974 as the Military Bass Anglers Association and continues its pledge to offer low-cost, close-to-home tournaments to all weekend anglers nationwide. In addition to the newly named Weekend Bass Tour, ABA offers the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series and Military Team Bass Tournaments. For information about ABA, contact Morris Sheehan, president, msheehan@americanbassanglers.com, (256) 232-0406
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