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We still have a few slots open for this tournament....

1ST ANNUAL “BASS CHUMPS”
SWEET 16 TOURNAMENT
DATE: SEPT. 18-19, 2010
LOCATION: LAKE SOMERVILLE
OVERLOOK PARK
1st PLACE pays $1600
** This tournament only pays 2 places – the Champions and the Consolation Winners!
Championship pays $1600 (with 16 teams) and Consolation pays $800 (with 16 teams)
***800.00 dollars goes to the Bass Chumps Bass Club to send their members to the Top-Six State Championship.
Format: This is a true bracket fishing or “draw” tournament. It is open to the 1st sixteen teams that enter. Entry fee is $200 dollars per team. The “draw” will take place at 6:00 A.M. on Sat. the 18th at the Overlook Boat Ramp. The 1st team drawn will go in to slot #1, 2nd team drawn in slot #2, etc. until the bracket is filled. It is truly the luck of the draw as to who you will fish against. This is a “head to head” tournament, and you are only fishing against one team in each round. The winners of round one move into the winners bracket ($1600 dollars), and the losers of round one go into the consolation bracket!($800 dollars)! There will be 4 rounds! (If you lose AFTER Round 1……….you are OUT in either of the brackets!) Everyone is guaranteed to fish 2 Rounds!
Saturday: Sept. 18th
ROUND 1: (the Sweet 16) After the field has been drawn, Round 1 begins at safe daylight on Sat. Sept 18th. Weigh-in is at 12:00 P.M. We will weigh-in by the order of the bracket. The 8 winning teams will advance to round 2 and the Championship Bracket, while the 8 losing teams will head for the Consolation Bracket.
ROUND 2: We will begin Round 2 at 2:30 P.M. and weigh-in is at 7:30 P.M. Once again, we will weigh-in by the order on the bracket. The 4 winners in each bracket will advance to Round 3 on Sunday. ALL losers of Round 2 are OUT.
Sunday Sept. 19th
ROUND 3: The teams making it to the Final 4 of each bracket will follow the same format as Sat. Take-off is at safe daylight, and weigh in is at 12:00 P.M. The two winners of the Championship Bracket move on to the Finals, and the 2 winners of the Consolation Bracket move on to the Cons. Finals!
ROUND 4: (The Championship and Consolation Finals) - The Final 2 Teams in each bracket will take off at 2:30 and weigh-in is at 7:30 P.M.
RULES: All teams may weigh-in 5 Bass per round (largemouth) NO culling at the ramp or weigh-in. There will be a live-well check before each round.
*It is the contestants responsibility to know the length limits for the lake.
Permitted Fishing Methods:
- Only artificial baits may be used. No live or cut bait is permitted (pork baits are permitted).
- All bass must be caught alive in a legal and sporting manner. No snagging.
- Each competitor may only use 1 rod at a time. No more than 1 line in the water at a time per angler.
- Trolling with the combustion motor is not permitted.
*Dead Fish Penalty: A penalty of 1 pound per dead fish will be applied for each dead fish weighed in. Contestants should use every means possible to keep fish alive.
*All contestants MUST be inside the buoys at the entrance to the Overlook Park cove by the designated weigh-in time! You will be given a 1 pound deduction for every minute you are late. After 10 minutes late YOU are disqualified!
* Tie-Breakers – #1 - If two competing teams happen to “0” at weigh-in, resulting in a tie, then we will move to a Sudden Death Tie Breaker! Each team will leave from the ramp and the 1st one to weigh in a fish wins! However, if no fish are weighed in by the time set by the director( 1 hour), the match will be decided by a coin toss!! #2 – If two competing teams have the exact same weight, the Tie-Breaker will be determined by their biggest bass!
Weather: In the event of inclement weather at take-off, the tournament director reserves the right to shorten a Round for the safety of the contestants. Once the tournament has started, in case of inclement weather it will be the contestant’s decision to stay and fish or seek shelter/leave.
Sportsmanship:
- All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation.
- Safe boating must be observed at all times.
- * Decisions of the Tournament Director are final and are not subject to appeal. Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to the Tournament Director.
Payout: This tournament has a payout of $1600 that goes to the Championship team (800 each), and $800 for the winner of the Consolation Bracket. (400 each) However, $1600 is only guaranteed if the entire field of 16 teams is filled. Example, if there is only 14 teams, then the tournament pays $1400, etc.

Substitutions: If for some reason, one of the team members cannot fish, you can substitute someone else or you can fish by yourself
*** This is open to the 1st 16 Teams to enter, so you need to hurry. It will fill up fast!
Entry Fee is $ 200 per team and must be post-marked by Sept. 10, 2010. Mail entries to Justin Siegler at 1943 County Road 204, Paige, Tx. 78659. Make checks payable to Lee County Bass Club! You can also give your entries in person to Justin Siegler or Mike Buck.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Mike Buck 979-716-0018
Justin Siegler 979- 716-7552

TEAM MEMBER #1(signature)______________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: Work #_________________ Cell #________________________

TEAM MEMBER #2(signature)______________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: Work#________________Cell#___________________________
* All participants expressly assume all risk(s) associated with this tournament event and hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the Tournament Director, and other tournament officials, and the Bass Chumps Bass Club from all claims or injury and/or damage arising out of, or related to and/or incurred in connection with this tournament event!
 
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