Bass Pro Shops Open Series 2021 Schedules
October 7, 2020, Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Open Series registration begins on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8:00am central time.
This is a Pro/Am format that provides a path to the 2021 Ray Scott Championship where the winning boater will be awarded $50,000 cash and a new Boat package valued over $70,000. The winning co-angler at the Ray Scott Championship will win $25,000 cash and a new Triton/Mercury Boat package valued over $48,000.
The top ten (10) Boaters and top ten (10) Co-Anglers from each division by points after the Area Championship will qualify for the 2021 Ray Scott Championship. Additionally, the Boaters and Co-Anglers finishing in places 1st through 5th and did not advance by divisional points, will also secure a slot in the Ray Scott Championship.
Each division holds four one-day qualifying events and advances anglers to a two-day Area Championship. The Angler of the Year, both Boater and Co-Angler from each division will receive their entries paid for the 2021 season.
There will be nine (9) Area Championships held in the fall of 2021. Each area championship includes two divisions and anglers compete both days of these events. This gives all anglers the opportunity to move up in standing to qualify for the Ray Scott Championship.
The Ray Scott Championship is a four-day event held in the spring of the following year. The full field competes for 2 days, we will cut to the top ½ on day 3 and, the top 25 Boaters and Co-Anglers advance to the final day.
Entry fees for the divisional one-day events are $210 for boaters and $105 for co-anglers, for the area championships entry fees are $310 for boaters and $155 for co-anglers. Ray Scott Championship entry fees will be $310 for boaters and $155 for co-anglers.
The Payout for all events will be based on number of entries, for one-day divisional events a guaranteed $5000 will go the winning boater based on a minimum of 60 boats, for each 2-day Area Championship a guaranteed $10,000 for boaters and $5,000 for co-anglers based on 100 boats.
Boaters are always guaranteed use of their boats at all events. Co-Anglers registering as a package entry will receive priority entry into each event within their division. Co-Anglers can guarantee their spot in an event by “linking” with a registered Boater.
Early package registrations (paying for all events) will receive the following.
- The first 20 package entries will receive a Lucas Oil Detailing Kit
- Free one-year new or renewal ABA membership
- Freedom Pass (Allows anglers to skip the Friday night meeting)
Contingency programs will be offered by sponsors at each event including; Triton Gold, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash and Berkley’s Cast for Cash.
More information can be viewed on the ABAOpenSeries.com website including payouts, schedules, and additional information. Registrations can be done online at ABAOpenSeries.com or by phone at (256)232-0406. American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim and Power-Pole. For more information visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
Area 1 Area 2 Alabama North Mississippi Tennessee Central East Tennessee 03/20 Guntersville 03/06 Ross Barnett 03/06 Center Hill 02/20 Chickamauga 04/03 Pickwick 05/22 Ross Barnett 04/24 Old Hickory 03/27 Douglas 05/22 Weiss 06/05 Ross Barnett 05/08 Percy Priest 06/05 Watts Bar 06/12 Neely Henry 06/26 Ross Barnett 07/24 Old Hickory 07/10 Chickamauga Area 1 Championship 10/02-03 Pickwick Area 2 Championship 10/16-17 Chickamauga Area 3 Area 4 Alabama South Georgia North Carolina South Carolina 02/13 Eufaula 02/20 Lanier 02/27 Norman 02/13 Keowee 03/20 Mitchell 03/13 Seminole 03/27 Wylie 04/03 Russell 04/10 Lay Lake 04/24 Sinclair 05/22 High Rock 06/05 Hartwell 06/05 Logan Martin 06/12 Oconee 06/12 Kerr 06/26 Clark's Hill Area 3 Championship 10/09-10 Eufaula Area 4 Championship 09/18-19 Norman Area5 Area 6 Florida Central Florida South Southeast Texas East Texas 01/09 Toho 01/23 Okeechobee 01/30 Sam Rayburn 02/27 Lake of the Pines 01/30 Harris Chain 03/06 Okeechobee 03/28 Sam Rayburn 03/20 Bob Sandlin 02/27 Toho 03/27 Okeechobee 05/29 Sam Rayburn 04/24 Palestine 05/01 Harris Chain 05/15 Okeechobee 06/19 Sam Rayburn 05/15 Cedar Creek Area 5 Championship 10/02-03 Okeechobee Area 6 Championship 09/11-12 Palestine Area 7 Area 8 Oklahoma Virginia Maryland 02/20 Tenkiller 03/06 Gaston 03/13 Potomac 03/13 Ft Gibson 03/20 Kerr 04/10 Potomac 05/08 Grand Lake 04/24 Kerr 05/01 Chesapeake 06/12 Eufaula 05/15 Gaston 06/19 Chesapeake Area 7 Championship 09/25-26 Eufaula Area 8 Championship 09/11-12 Kerr Area 9 New York 06/19 Champlain Ticonderoga 07/10 1000 Islands 07/31 Cayuga 09/11 Oneida Area 9 Championship 09/25-26 Champlain Ticonderoga
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