Congratulation 2014 Mr. Bass of Arkansas Qualifiers!
Also, a big congratulation to Teddy Bogard and Ken Bass for a great year. They are the 2014 Anglers of the Year!
Here is the list of the official Classic Qualifiers: PRO’S LIST, AM’S LIST. There was a misprint in the application (see full explanation below)…if you qualified by Wildcard, you must have fished at least 5 tournaments. Otherwise the number is at least 3 tournaments for you to have qualified by points.
If you have qualified for the Classic, you must call me and confirm that you will attend. If I do not answer your call, please just leave a message on my voicemail. My number is 501-580-8484. IF YOU WILL NOT ATTEND, please call me as soon as possible so we can let the next man in line know, so that he has time to prepare to attend.
The entry fee for the Classic is $200 for Pro’s and $100 for Am’s. Click here to pay your entry fees now.
A Big Thank You to Clarksville, Arkansas for hosting the 2014 Classic!
Although we have been to this lake in recent past, it’s just been too good to pass up. To change it up a little we will be adding a small twist. The 2014 Mr. Bass Classic will be held on Lake Dardanelle. But we have a new city that wants to play. Clarksville, Arkansas will be the host city. We will launch from the Spadra Recreational Area. The final day weigh-in will be held at the Johnson County Courthouse.
Clarksville is sponsoring our Classic so be sure to stay in Clarksville during the event. There are some good motels in Clarksville. Our headquarter motel will be the Best Western and their phone number is 479-754-7900. Be sure and tell them you are fishing the Classic and you will get a discounted rate. Here are some other motels in Clarksville:
Quality Inn @ 479-754-3000
Hampton Inn @ 479-754-4444
Holiday Inn Express @ 479-705-7600
The Angler of the Year Banquet will be held on Thursday night October 9th at a site to be announced.
Remember that you may fish with whoever that you would like to until the official cut off. The off-limit dates start September 29 and run until October 5th. Official practice will begin on October 6th, and at that time you can only fish with another contestant that is qualified for the 2014 Mr. Bass Classic. They can be a Pro or AM. I am looking forward to this new twist.
See you there,
Clearing Up the Classic Confusion…
Hello guys. Let me explain a rule regarding the qualification of the top 30. The application reads incorrect. If you’re in the top 30 in points, you did not have to fish at least five of the six tournaments to make the Classic. The “Five Tournament” rule was put into place only for the wildcard tournament. That keeps anglers from fishing just the last tournament & qualifying for the Classic. We want to make sure that everyone supports the Mr. Bass circuit as a whole and not just as a jack-potter.
Sorry about the confusion.
It is time to select our first Mr. Bass of Arkansas Scholarship Recipient.
If you have a student that is a Senior in high school or a Freshmen in college, please have them fill out this application and submit it to a member of our education board. As of now we have around $4000 to award as scholarships. This money has been left on the table by fishermen that did NOT put the contingency decals on their boat when they have won a Mr. Bass Tournament this year. This money was put up by Bass Pro Shops, Strike King Lures, Big Red Stores, and KB Outdoor Powersports. These great sponsors will award some of your children these scholarships.
Only a child of a Mr. Bass of Arkansas member of the 2014 season that has competed in at least 3 events in 2014, may apply. Get them turned in so that we can give out some money! Please submit your applications to either Chris Huselton (501-269-4060) or Leah Henderson (501-317-8123).