Registration Opens today for the upcoming 2017 NBAA National Championship on Table Rock Lake, the top 88 qualified in the nation from the 2016 NBAA season events are invited to attend. Registration will remain open, until close of business on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The NBAA National Championship is a No Entry Fee event, there will also be a Big Bass pot each day of the event. The first place prize package for the 2017 Championship has been upgraded from the RT 178, 17 foot Ranger Aluminum boat to the all new Ranger RT188 aluminum boat package with matching Evinrude outboard motor. The National Championship will also be a Ranger Cup qualified event. If the overall winner is in Ranger Cup, it will be worth and extra $500. Sign up today for the 2017 Ranger Cup Contingency Program by clicking here.
In addition to the top prize listed above and cash payouts to top finishers NBAA sponsors Humminbird Electronics, Minnkota Trolling Motors, Poor Boy Baits, and Gjuice will add thousands more in product to the prize pool at the event. Additionally, the Team Of The Year from each of the NBAA divisions nationwide will be competing for their own side pot of funds that only those Teams Of The Year are eligible to win.
Daily weigh ins are free to the public and will be held at Port of Kimberling Marina Resort. Each days weigh in will be streamed LIVE on the world wide web at www.nbaa-bass.com. For complete details of the championship, look on the home page of the NBAA website and for the National Championship tabs and then look for the “Fact Sheet” that will give you all the details, times and places for all the week’s events.
If you would like to earn a spot in the 2018 event it is easy to sign up your own NBAA division today just click the link on this website to “start a NBAA division” or call Randy Sullivan at 580.716-4261 You fish only close to home events sleep in your own bed and YOU could earn a spot to come to a once a year vacation destination in the central US to fish for a new Ranger Boat!
All NBAA memberships expired at the end of each year (December 2016.) So, if you are qualified and plan on fishing in the National Championship in April on Table Rock Lake, each angler must have a current 2017 NBAA membership. Memberships can be renewed by calling the home office at 580-765-9031. You must have a valid membership before the system will allow you to register.
On site mandatory check in, banquet and rules briefing for all registered contenders will be Wednesday afternoon at the Kimberling Area Library from 5:00 – 6:00 pm with dinner and the meeting to start promptly at 6:00pm. There is not very much “extra” parking at the Library, so please try to leave your boats at the hotel when you come to Registration. Dinner will be served at the briefing. All teams will compete on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 20-22 total combined weight for the three combined days will win the event, the new Ranger Boat powered by Evinrude and the title of NBAA National Champions.
I look forward to seeing each of you in April!
NBAA Tournament Director