In 2016, the road to the B.A.S.S. Nation Competition championship will be supported by a new Regional qualification format as well as a Bassmaster Opens ‘Pro-Am’ style opportunities for Boaters and Riders.
In short, there will now be three qualifying Regional tournaments and separate competitive venues for Boaters and Non-Boaters. And, although Nation Classic spots are being reduced from six to three, the prizes and opportunities for State Team competitors is outstanding.
The State Team seats will be increased to 10 Boaters and 10 Non-Boater positions, providing more opportunities for Maryland Bass Nation members.
Looking ahead into the Maryland Bass Nation 2015 tournament year, the Tournament Committee along with the Executive Board has already worked to incorporate these changes into our qualifying tournament venues for 2015. These tournament details are available in November's minutes.