2017 NBAA National Championship Heads to Table Rock Lake

nbaa-nat-champPONCA CITY, Okla. (October 19, 2016) – The National Bass Anglers Association announced today that Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo., will host the 2017 NBAA National Championship.  Qualified teams will come from across the country for a premier event on one of the top lakes in the country, April 19-22.

Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the national event as anglers travel from New York to Montana and many states in between to stay a week in the region. NBAA is excited to work with the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce to roll out another great event.

“Our community is very pleased to welcome the National Bass Anglers Association in April 2017 to Table Rock Lake,” Chamber President, Sheila Thomas, said. “We look forward to hosting this great tournament and all its anglers.”

“The NBAA’s team structured format is a great format to fish,” NBAA Tournament Director, Randy Sullivan, said. “Anglers compete in events on a local level with very little travel or cost. Then, each year they can qualify for a true national championship event at a famous fishery like Table Rock where they will catch tons of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass for a chance at cash and prizes that rival many of the larger organizations.”
A detailed fact sheet will be posted to the website at www.nbaa-bass.com  with more information needed for those attending the event. Wednesday evening, April 19 will be registration/rules meetings, while competition days will begin Thursday, April 20.  The 2017 Champions will be crowned and awarded their new Ranger Boat with an Evinrude outboard on Saturday, April 22.

For more information about, NBAA, visit www.nbaa-bass.com or call 580-765-9031. Look for NBAA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nbaabass.

For more information about the Table Rock area, contact Sheila Thomas, Table Rock Chamber, 417-739-2564.




1st-ron-okeefeThe 2016 NBAA 1 on 1 National Championship was held on Austin Lake in Michigan, September 24.  A cold front moved through the area Friday night bringing colder temperatures and clear blue skies for Saturday morning’s event.  The change in conditions slowed the bite but Michigan angler, Ron O-Keefe, put together a pattern to earn the NBAA 1 on 1 Champion title.


O’Keefe was the only angler to bring a limit of five bass to the scales, which weighed 8.59 pounds.  In second place was Zach Laupp with three fish weighing 3.97 pounds.  Close behind, in third was Jim Reisbig with two fish weighing 3.97 pounds.  Rounding out the top four was John Laupp with one bass weighing 1.15 pounds.

O’Keefe not only scored the title of 2016 NBAA 1 on 1 National Champion but also a Humminbird Helix 5 and sponsor merchandise.

MI Sunday Showdown Series – Final TOY

2016 TOY POINT STANDINGS5/29/20166/5/20168/28/20169/11/20169/25/2016TOTAL
MI-Sunday Showdown
1Ron O’Keefe – Tiffany Hewitt Apsey4949494949245
2Brian Chandler – Jeremy Jenks47474850192
3Zach Laupp – John Laupp46485048192
4Rich Craven – Robert Reisbig484896
5Ron McCain – Kevin Beutler5050
6Clint Lovell – Colton Lovell5050
7Kyle Hess – Steve Hess5050

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