ABA Renames Series to “Weekend Bass Tour”

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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.