Elite Series Seminole Shortened for Weather

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BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — Sunday’s final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series event in Bainbridge, Ga., has been shortened due to safety concerns connected to an approaching afternoon storm expected to produce lightning and high winds, B.A.S.S. officials announced at 7 a.m. ET today.

The 12 pros who qualified for Sunday’s championship round will compete on Lake Seminole as planned, but they will check in at 1 p.m. instead of at 3:45 p.m. ET. The pros took off at 7:30 a.m. ET as scheduled.

The weigh-in will begin at 1 p.m. ET.

The Bassmaster Elite Series Expo will not be open Sunday. Bassmaster.com will continue with its coverage of the event, including live streaming video of the weigh-in.

What: Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole presented by Hardee’s
When: March 16 weigh-in at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Ga.
Media Contact: Cara Clark, cclark@bassmaster.com.

2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha

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