Monroe County Bass Anglers

By-Laws

MONROE COUNTY BASS ANGLERS
 MONROE COUNTY, ALABAMA
 (ESTABLISHED APRIL 14, 1992)
 REVISED JULY 9, 2015
 REVISION XVI 

 ARTICLE I - NAME AND PURPOSE
 SECTION 1: NAME

THE NAME OF THIS ORGANIZATION SHALL BE CALLED "MONROE COUNTY BASS ANGLERS".

 SECTION 2: PURPOSE

TO STIMULATE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF BASS FISHING AS A MAJOR SPORT.  TO OFFER OUR STATE CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT OUR ORGANIZED MORAL AND POLITICAL SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND TO BELONG TO AND SUPPORT OUR B.A.S.S. STATE FEDERATION.  TO PROMOTE FULL ADHERENCE TO ALL CONSERVATION CODES AND TO DEMAND ADEQUATE WATER STANDARDS.  TO DETECT AND REPORT ANY POLLUTER AND CALL PUBLIC AND POLITICAL ATTENTION TO HIS CRIME.  TO IMPROVE OUR SKILL AS BASS ANGLERS THROUGH FELLOWSHIP OF FRIENDLY EXCHANGE OF EXPERT BASS-CATCHING TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS, AND TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE YOUTH FISHING, AND A LOVE FOR THIS GREAT RECREATION.

 ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

 
 SECTION 1: NUMBER OF MEMBERS

THE CLUB SHALL BEGIN WITH AND MAINTAIN AT LEAST (7) CHARTER
MEMBERS AND ALL CLUB MEMBERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF BASS (CLUB MUST MAINTAIN 100% BASS MEMBERSHIP).

 SECTION 2: REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERS

T0 BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER, A PERSON SHALL:
 A.  VOLUNTARILY EXPRESS A GENUINE INTEREST IN MEMBERSHIP.

  1. BE RECOMMENDED BY TWO MEMBERS AT A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING.
  2. BE VOTED ON BY MEMBERSHIP.  VOTE SHALL BE BY SECRET BALLOT AND AFFIRMATION BY MAJORITY VOTE.
  3. BE SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  4. HIS SPONSOR WILL PRESENT PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS’ APPLICATIONS TO THE CLUB.  HIS APPLICATION WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING.
  5. BE A PAID MEMBER OF B.A.S.S. (CLUB MUST MAINTAIN 100% OF BASS MEMBERSHIP).

 SECTION 3: MEMBERSHIP DUES

THE MEMBERSHIP DUES SHALL BE $50.00 ANNUALLY, INITIALLY PAYABLE UPON BEING VOTED INTO THE CLUB.

THE MEMBERSHIP DUES SHALL BE $25.00 FOR ANYONE JOINING AFTER THE FIRST TOURNAMENT IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE, INITIALLY PAYABLE UPON BEING VOTED INTO THE CLUB.

THE MEMBER DETERMINED, AS ANGLER OF THE YEAR SHALL RECEIVE FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

 SECTION 4: MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

THE MEMBERSHIP SHALL HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS AT PRE-ESTABLISHED TIMES AND PLACES.

 

ARTICLE III - OFFICERS, ELECTIONS, VACANCIES, AND ELIGIBILITY

SECTION 1: OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES

THE OFFICERS OF THE CLUB SHALL CONSIST OF:

  1. PRESIDENT: PRESIDE OVER ALL MEETINGS AND DIRECT ALL OFFICIAL
    BUSINESS.  APPOINT AND BE EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF ALL COMMITTEES. SUPERVISE ALL CLUB FUNCTIONS.
  2. VICE PRESIDENT: ACT AS PROGRAM CHAIRMAN, TOURNAMENT    CHAIRMAN, AND ASSIST THE PRESIDENT IN HIS DUTIES AND PRESIDE IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESIDENT.
  3. SECRETARY/TREASURER: MAINTAIN ACCURATE MINUTES OF ALL REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS AS CALLED FOR BY THE CLUB PRESIDENT.  COLLECT AND DISBURSE ALL MONIES.  MAINTAIN ACCURATE FINANCIAL RECORDS AND PRESENT A CURRENT BALANCE REPORT AT EACH REGULAR MEETING. PREPARE AN ANNUAL AUDIT FOR REVIEW BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE CLUB MAY VOTE THAT ANY OTHER OFFICER HANDLING CLUB FUNDS BE BONDED.  MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER TO BASS CHAPTER FEDERATION DEPARTMENT ONCE A YEAR.

 SECTION 2: ELECTIONS

THE ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS SHALL BE HELD ANNUALLY AT A REGULAR MEETING DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  ELECTIONS SHALL BE BY SIMPLE MAJORITY OF MEMBERS PRESENT.  ELECTION FOR EACH OFFICER SHALL BE HELD SEPARATELY IN ORDER LISTED IN ARTICLE III, SECTION 1.

 

SECTION 3: ELIGIBILITY OF VOTE

EACH MEMBER IS ENTITLED TO ONE VOTE.  PROXY VOTES ARE NOT PERMITTED.

 SECTION 4: TERM OF OFFICE

THE TERM OF OFFICE IS FOR ONE YEAR, WHICH SHALL BEGIN NOVEMBER 1, AND END THE LAST MEETING DAY OF OCTOBER OR UNTIL THE SUCCESSOR ASSUMES OFFICE.  ORIGINAL SLATE OF OFFICERS SHALL SERVE UNTIL THE LAST MEETING DAY OF THE FOLLOWING OCTOBER.

NO ONE MAY REFUSE TO SERVE IN OFFICE WITHOUT JUSTIFIABLE CAUSE (TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS) OR UNLESS THAT MEMBER HELD OFFICE THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

 SECTION 5: VACANCIES

IN THE EVENT OF AN OFFICE BECOMING VACANT, NOMINATIONS SHALL BE ASKED FOR AND AN ELECTION HELD TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF THE INDIVIDUAL VACATING THE OFFICE.

 

SECTION 6: ELIGIBILITY FOR HOLDING OFFICE

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN OFFICE A MEMBER MUST:

  1. HAVE BEEN A MEMBER FOR SIX MONTHS. (SIX MONTHS REQUIREMENT
    WAIVED DURING FIRST 12 MONTHS OF CLUB EXISTENCE).
  2. HAVE ATTENDED AT LEAST 50% OF THE CLUB MEETINGS AND 50% OF CLUB FUNCTIONS DURING A 12 MONTH PERIOD.

C.  HAVE SHOWN AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN ALL CLUB FUNCTIONS.

 

ARTICLE IV - STANDING COMMITTEE

ALL STANDING COMMITTEES WILL SERVE FOR ONE YEAR OR UNTIL A NEW COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED.  THE TERMS OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL COINCIDE WITH THAT OF THE PRESIDENT.  EACH COMMITTEE SHALL ELECT A CHAIRMAN.

  1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL CONSIST OF SEVEN (7) MEMBERS; PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, SECRETARY/TREASURER, IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT AND THREE MEMBERS ELECTED AT LARGE BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE OCTOBER REGULAR MEETING.
  2. THE PRESIDENT WILL CALL ALL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF      DIRECTORS AND PRESIDE AT SUCH MEETINGS.
  3. THE SECRETARY/TREASURER WILL RECORD THE MINUTES OF THESE MEETINGS.
  4. THE BOARD WILL DECIDE ALL PROTESTS AND RULE ON ALL VIOLATIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT RULES AND BY-LAWS OF THE CLUB WHEN APPROPRIATELY RECEIVED.
  5. THE BOARD WILL DEVELOP AGENDAS FOR THE MONTHLY MEETINGS.
     
  6. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMITTEE SHALL BE TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND PRESENT PROGRAMS OF INTEREST AT THE REGULAR MEETINGS FOR ENJOYMENT AND/OR EDUCATIONAL VALUE.
  7. YOUTH COMMITTEE: THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMITTEE SHALL BE TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND IMPLEMENT A YOUTH PROJECT; TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO THE GOALS OF THE CLUB; TO GIVE THEM A BASIS FOR RESPECT OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE, AN APPRECIATION OF THE BASIC RULES OF HONESTY, INTEGRITY, FAIR PLAY AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, AND TO GIVE THEM AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SHEER JOY OF FISHING.
  8. CONSERVATION COMMITTEE: THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMITTEE SHALL BE TO PROTECT OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FROM HARMFUL CHANGE; TO DOCUMENT AND REPORT TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES VIOLATIONS, REGULATIONS, ORDINANCES AND OTHER REGULATORY DEVICES; TO UNDERTAKE INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO BRING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO THREATS TO OUR ENVIRONMENT; AND TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN REPAIRING THE HARM THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE TO THE LIFE-GIVING WATERS OF AMERICA.  THIS COMMITTEE WILL ALSO SERVE AS OUR ADOPT-A-STREAM COMMITTEE AND WILL KEEP THE STATE AND OUR CLUB UPDATED ON THIS PROGRAM.
  9. TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE: THE PURPOSE OF THE TOURNAMENT
    COMMITTEE SHALL BE TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND OPERATE ALL CLUB
    TOURNAMENTS.  THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL DRAFT
    TOURNAMENT RULES, WHICH MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP.  THE COMMITTEE WILL KEEP RECORDS, ENFORCE ALL TOURNAMENT RULES AND INVESTIGATE ALL PROTESTS CONCERNING TOURNAMENTS.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL FUNCTION AS THE TOURNAMENT

COMMITTEE AND WILL SERVE AND OPERATE AS DESCRIBED IN

ARTICLE IV; SECTION A, SUBSECTION 1-4.    

 

ARTICLE V - REMOVAL OF MEMBERSHIP

 SECTION 1: REMOVAL OF MEMBERSHIP

A MEMBER SHALL BE DROPPED FROM THE MEMBERSHIP ROLL FOR THE
FOLLOWING:

  1. DUES ARE DUE BY THE OCTOBER BUSINESS MEETING. EXISTING      MEMBERS MUST HAVE DUES PAID BY THE NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING OR WILL HAVE TO REAPPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP INTO THE CLUB.  ALL FEDERATION TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE CLUB BY THE END OF THE NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING OR THEY WILL FORFEIT THEIR POSITION ON THE TEAM TO THE NEXT HIGHEST RATED ANGLER.

  1. ANY ACTION, WHICH WOULD REFLECT DISHONOR AND DISGRACE ON THE CLUB.  THIS INCLUDES ANY ACT OF UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT BY ANY MEMBER.

C.  DISQUALIFICATION FOR ANY REASON FROM PARTICIPATION IN CLUB
SPONSORED EVENTS, INCLUDING DISQUALIFICATION FOR USE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.

 D. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CURRENT B.A.S.S. MEMBERSHIP.

 ARTICLE VI - METHOD OF AMENDING THE BY-LAWS
 

SECTION 1: AMENDING THE BY-LAWS

THE BY-LAWS MAY BE AMENDED AT THE JULY BUSINESS MEETING BY A 2/3 VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT, AND WILL GO INTO EFFECT THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT SEASON.

  ARTICLE VII - PRIZES AND AWARDS
 

SECTION 1: PRIZES AND AWARDS PRESENTED

THE PRIZES FOR TOURNAMENT WINNERS WILL CONSIST OF A 100% CASH PAYBACK AS SHOWN: 1st = $7.00 PER ENTRY, 2nd = $5.00 PER ENTRY, & 3rd = $3.00 PER ENTRY. AMOUNT FOR EACH PLACE WILL BE DETERMINED BY NUMBER OF ENTRIES. THE ENTRY FEE FOR EACH TOURNAMENT WILL BE $25.00 WITH $5.00 OF EACH ENTRY GOING TO THE LUNKER POT AND $5.00 OF EACH ENTRY FEE GOING TO THE “CLASSIC” FUND. (IF A MEMBER DOES NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MONEY POT, HE MAY FISH FOR POINTS ONLY BUT THEY MUST PAY THE $5.00 FOR THE “CLASSIC” FUND). PLAQUES WILL BE PRESENTED AS AWARDS AT THE END OF THE YEAR FOR: “ANGLER OF THE YEAR”, “LUNKER OF THE YEAR”, “LARGEST ONE DAY CREEL OF THE YEAR”, AND “CLASSIC CHAMPION”.

 ARTICLE VIII - TOURNAMENTS

 SECTION 1: RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

  1. TOURNAMENT DATES AND LOCATIONS, WILL BE SELECTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE CLUB MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE AUGUST MEETING.  ALL CLUB MEMBERS WILL BE CONTACTED PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

  1. THERE SHALL BE A MINIMUM OF TWO TOURNAMENTS ON

LOCAL WATERS DURING THE TOURNAMENT YEAR, 1. HAINES ISLAND LANDING, 2. CLAIBORNE LOCK & DAM (choice of landing – lower pool or upper pool), OR 3. ISSAC CREEK LANDING SHALL BE USED FOR LOCAL TOURNAMENTS.  NOTE:  IF HAINES ISLAND LANDING WAS THE SELECTED LOCATION AND IS UNUSABLE AT THE TIME OF THE TOURNAMENT, THAT TOURNAMENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE MOVED TO ISSAC CREEK LANDING (no choice of landing).

  1. THERE SHALL BE A MINIMUM OF ONE TOURNAMENT ON LOCAL WATERS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE TOURNAMENT YEAR (OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH) AND A MINIMUM OF ONE TOURNAMENT ON LOCAL WATERS DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE TOURNAMENT YEAR (APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST).  NOTE:    BEING THAT WE HAVE DESIGNATED SEPTEMBER AS OUR CLASSIC MONTH THAT MONTH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THIS REGULATION. (IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE LAST TOURNAMENT OF THE REGULAR SEASON SHALL BE HELD AT CLAIBORNE LOCK AND DAM CHOICE OF LANDING).

3.         THERE IS A (100) ONE HUNDERED MILE RADIUS SET FOR SELECTING CLUB TOURNAMENTS.  ONLY ONE TOURNAMENT PER CLUB YEAR WILL BE ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE 100-MILE RADIUS.  LAY LAKE IS CONSIDERED A LOCAL TOURNAMENT ONLY IF HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH LAKE MITCHELL OR LAKE JORDAN.

 B. CLUB MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING FOR EACH TOURNAMENT WILL VOTE ON BLAST-OFF AND WEIGH-IN TIMES.

 C. TO QUALIFY FOR THE TOURNAMENT WEIGH-IN, YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE BLAST-OFF AND THE WEIGH-IN (Unless prior approval is established, and you must have paid the tournament entry fee prior to the tournament beginning to be eligible for the cash prizes.)

 D. TOURNAMENTS WILL BEGIN BY A SINGLE BOAT START.

E. AFTER THE TOURNAMENT BEGINS NO ONE MAY LEAVE THE BOAT EXCEPT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. 

 F. ONLY ARTIFICIAL LURES WITH CONVENTIONAL CASTING EQUIPMENT.

 G. NO LIVE BAIT, TROLLING, NETTING, SPEARING, SNAGGING, OR JIGGER POLES.

 H.  ALL BOATS MUST COMPLY WITH ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS OF WATER SAFETY.

 I.  LIFE JACKETS MUST BE WORN ANY TIME THE LARGE MOTOR IS IN OPERATION AND BOAT IS ON PLANE.

 J. NO ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE TOURNAMENT HOURS EXTENDING THROUGH THE WEIGH IN PROCEDURE.

 K. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST RETURN TO LANDING BY WEIGH-IN TIME OR WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 L. NO CONTESTANT'S BOAT MAY FISH WITHIN FIFTY (50) YARDS OF ANOTHER CONTESTANT'S BOAT IF ANCHOR IS DOWN AND TROLLING MOTOR IS UP.

 M. TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN AND ONE COMMITTEE MEMBER WILL WEIGH ALL CREELS.

 N. THE SECRETARY\TREASURER WILL KEEP RECORDS OF WEIGHTS.

 O. SCORING WILL BE BY THE POINT SYSTEM (SEE ATTACHMENT 1).

 P. FIVE (5) FISH LIMIT, FISH MUST BE A MINIMUM OF TWELVE (12) INCHES LONG. (UNLESS SUPERCEDED BY LAKE RULES)

 Q. ONLY LARGEMOUTH, SMALLMOUTH AND SPOTTED BASS WILL BE WEIGHED.

 R. ALL FISH WILL BE WEIGHED ON THE SAME SCALES AND TRANSPORTED TO THE SCALES ONLY IN THE BAGS PROVIDED BY MONROE COUNTY BASS ANGLERS.

 S. FISH WILL BE MEASURED WITH THE MOUTH CLOSED AND TAIL FLAT USING A GOLDEN RULE MEASURING BOARD.

 T. TIES WILL BE BROKEN BY LARGEST FISH IN PARTICIPANT'S CREEL (In the event of a tie for “Angler of the Year”, those anglers will fish in one hour increments until tie is broken. In event of inclement weather, the Tournament director makes final decision).

 

U. ANY ATTEMPT TO WEIGH ANY FISH LESS THAN THE TWELVE (12) INCH
MINIMUM WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE SHORT FISH AS WELL AS AN EQUAL NUMBER OF THE LARGEST FISH IN THE CONTESTANTS CREEL.

 V. A FOUR (4) OUNCE PENALTY WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM A PARTICIPANT'S TOTAL WEIGHT FOR EACH DEAD FISH.

 W. ALL FISH (EXCEPT FOR TROPHY FISH YOU WISH TO HAVE MOUNTED) WILL BE RELEASED AFTER THE TOURNAMENT WEIGH-IN.  THE UTMOST CARE WILL BE USED WHEN HANDLING FISH SO AS TO RELEASE THEM IN THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITION.

 X. EACH CONTESTANT IN A BOAT WILL INCUR 50% OF EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL TO AND FROM TOURNAMENT SITE AND BOAT OPERATIONS.

 Y. NON-BOATERS WILL BE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE CONTROL OF THE FRONT OF THE BOAT FOR 50% OF THE TOURNAMENT TIME. CONTROL OF THE FRONT OF THE BOAT WILL BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN CONTESTANTS (TO EACH ONE'S SATISFACTION) PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT.  RESPECT AND CARE OF THE BOATERS EQUIPMENT WILL ALWAYS BE OBSERVED.

  Z. THE FORMAT USED FOR REGULAR CLUB TOURNAMENTS WILL BE AN INDIVIDUAL/GUEST FORMAT.  EACH MEMBER MAY GO IN HIS/HER BOAT IF SO DESIRED AND CARRY A GUEST OR ANOTHER CLUB MEMBER, IF SO DESIRED.  NON-BOATERS CAN GO WITH A GUEST IF SO DESIRED, BUT IF THEY DESIRE THEY CAN BE PAIRED (BY DRAW OR VOLUNTEER) AT THE PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING.  ALL NON-BOATER CLUB MEMBERS WILL BE PAIRED PRIOR TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING.  VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WEIGH-IN.

AA.ANY COMPLAINTS OR TOURNAMENT VIOLATIONS (PROTESTS) SHALL BE PRESENTED IN WRITING TO THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR (OR DESIGNEE) AND A $20.00 FEE SHALL ACCOMPANY THE PROTEST.  IF THE PROTEST IS PROVED VALID THE $20.00 FEE WILL BE REFUNDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL PRESENTING THE PROTEST.  IF THE PROTEST IS NOT PROVED VALID THE $20.00 FEE WILL GO INTO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE MONROE COUNTY BASS ANGLERS.

BB. IN ORDER FOR A TOURNAMENT TO BE OFFICIAL AND COUNTED FOR
 POINTS AND AWARDS, A MINIMUM PARTICIPATION SHALL BE 3 MEMBERS AND 2 BOATS.

CC.DIP NETS ARE ALLOWED.

DD.NO BOATS SHALL BE ALLOWED PAST THE SHORT WALL OF ANY CORP OF ENGINEERS LOCK AND DAM.

EE. YOU MUST CULL DOWN TO THE FIVE FISH LIMIT PRIOR TO CRANKING THE BIG MOTOR AND LEAVING THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

FF.  YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BUY INTO ONE TOURNAMENT PER YEAR WITHOUT ATTENDING THE TOURNAMENT.  YOU MUST PAY THE FULL TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR TOURNAMENT FEE BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT BEGINS.

GG. TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE MUST BE PAID BEFORE CONTESTANTS FISH ARE WEIGHED.

 

ATTACHMENT I
 POINT SYSTEM

ONE POINT SCORING SYSTEM

 1ST PLACE 100 POINTS
 

2ND PLACE 99 POINTS

 3RD PLACE 98 POINTS

 4TH PLACE 97 POINTS

 5TH PLACE 96 POINTS

 6TH PLACE 95 POINTS

 7TH PLACE 94 POINTS

8TH PLACE 93 POINTS

9TH PLACE 92 POINTS

10TH PLACE 91 POINTS

11TH PLACE 90 POINTS

AND SO FORTH, ETC.

IF AN ANGLER ZERO’S THE TOURNAMENT, HE/SHE WILL RECEIVE 10 POINTS LESS THAN THE LAST ANGLER WITH FISH.

IF THERE IS A TIE IN WEIGHT, EACH ANGLER WILL RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF POINTS AND THE MONIES WILL BE DECIDED BY LUNKER IN CREEL.  THE NEXT PLACE IN ORDER WILL BE SKIPPED.

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS (DROP 4 LOWEST TOURNAMENTS) 800 POINTS

MONROE COUNTY BASS ANGLERS
 "END OF YEAR CLASSIC"
 "ATTACHMENT II”

At the conclusion of the regular tournament schedule, there will be a two (2) day "CLASSIC" held as soon as practical.  All club members that have participated in at least 50% of the past year club tournaments or finished in the top 50% of the final point standings for the year will qualify for the "CLASSIC".  The “CLASSIC” will consist of two full days of competition and the Day 1 weights will carry over to Day 2. The top total weight after the Day 2 weigh-in will be crowned as “CLASSIC CHAMPION”. (This Classic will follow the Original “BASSMASTERS CLASSIC” format).

The "CLASSIC" can be fished by 3 different methods.  They are as follows:
             1. Solo
             2.Have club member with boat that did not qualify take the participant.
             3.Fish with club member that did qualify.

Methods 1 and 2 should be fully explored by participants before relying on method 3.

The "CLASSIC" will be held as soon as practical after the final regular tournament of the club year and will have NO effect on total points for the year.

There will be a $20.00 entry fee per CLASSIC PARTICIPANT. (Effective 2006 Classic)

The location of the "CLASSIC" will be determined at the "CLASSIC" pre-tournament meeting by draw from each qualifiers choice entered into the 'hat'.   All selections should be within the 100-mile radius as adopted by the club.  There will be NO pre-fishing allowed on tournament waters after the site has been selected for the “CLASSIC”.  The "CLASSIC" WILL BE a 2-DAY EVENT.

The top 10 finishers after DAY 2 of the "CLASSIC" will be awarded cash prizes.  The proposed payout will be as follows:  (Subject to availability of funds.)

                    1st   place - $500                          4th place - $200
                    2nd  place - $350                          5th place - $150
                    3rd  place -  $250                          6th thru 10th place - $100

                     Daily lunker pot - $100

        Total payout - $2150

The proposed method to raise funds for the "CLASSIC" is to put $5.00 of each regular tournament entry fee into the “Classic” fund and a $20 entry fee for classic competitors, which will be 100% payback.  A plaque for "CLASSIC CHAMPION" will be awarded at the end of year banquet. We make this attachment in order to invite greater participation throughout the regular tournament schedule and to create a little more excitement after a long season.

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