PAA Announces 2010 Tournament Details

The Professional Anglers Association (PAA) is proud to announce some of the details for their 2010 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series. On the heels of three days of meetings in Kentucky, the PAA has finalized their tournament format, entry fees, payout, field size, off limits and event dates. The 4 tournament series will take place in a centralized area of the country to reduce travel expenses for the anglers as much as possible. Exact locations, registration dates and other details will be announced in the near future.


PAA President, John Crews, said, "We are ecstatic to have many of these details ready to release. The PAA wanted to announce these details so everyone can plan their 2010 calendars. We will have more details to release about the events once they are finalized. We know our events are going to create fantastic opportunities for our members to fish more televised, pro level events."

2010 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series

Format:


  • 30 Day off limits before first practice day (no info and not on water)
  • 3 day official practice (Sunday- Tuesday)
  • 1 off day (Wednesday) for registration and other activities
  • 3 day tournament (Thursday- Saturday)
  • Full field on first 2 days
  • Top 30 fish the final day to weigh in at Bass Pro Shops store
  • Pro only - must be a TOUR level member of PAA to fish any tournament in 2010
  • Member Observers all three days
  • 150 boat full field, 160 boats max

Dates:

  • July 8-10
  • August 19-21
  • September 9-11
  • October 21-23

Entry Fee: $2,500 per event (4) with a $750 deposit per event

Payout:


  1. $50,000 ($10,000 cash plus prize boat)
  2. $20,000
  3. $15,000
  4. $13,000
  5. $12,500
  6. $12,000
  7. $11,500
  8. $11,000
  9. $10,500
  10. $10,000
  11. $6,750
  12. $6,750
  13. $6,750
  14. $6,750
  15. $6,000
  16. $6,000
  17. $6,000
  18. $6,000
  19. $6,000
  20. $6,000
  21. $6,000
  22. $6,000
  23. $6,000
  24. $6,000
  25. $6,000
  26. $6,000
  27. $6,000
  28. $6,000
  29. $6,000
  30. $6,000
  31. $5,500
  32. $5,500
  33. $5,500
  34. $5,500
  35. $5,500
  36. $5,500
  37. $5,500
  38. $5,500
  39. $5,500
  40. $5,500
  41. $5,500
  42. $5,500
  43. $5,500
  44. $5,500
  45. $5,500
  46. $5,500
  47. $5,500
  48. $5,500
  49. $5,500
  50. $5,500

Big Bass Award: $1500 ($500 per day)

Total Payout: $400,000.

The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. For more information, visit www.FishPAA.com.

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