2010 Season Of The College Bass Tour Kicks Off With CBT’s Largest Tournament Ever
ATLANTA (April 5, 2010) – The College Bass Tour heads to Alabama’s capital to kick off its 2010 season with the College Bass East Super Regional during the second annual Bite the Tail off of Cancer Crawfish Boil Saturday, April 10-Sunday, April 11. The College Bass tournament gets underway with daily morning launches at 6 a.m. CDT at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre docks and culminates with the afternoon weigh-ins at the College Bass stage at 3 p.m. CDT.
The College Bass Tour is tournament series consists of three regional events and one national championship. With more than 70 teams registered for the East Super Regional from more than 30 colleges and universities, this event is expected to be the biggest College Bass tournament to date. Plus this is the first time the state of Alabama will host a College Bass tournament.
This is why Alabama is blessed when it comes to bass fishing and we’re thrilled to have the best collegiate anglers here to showcase it,” said Branch Kloess, director of Riverfront Facilities for the city of Montgomery. “We’re very excited to welcome the College Bass Tour to Montgomery as part of our second annual Bite the Tail off of Cancer Crawfish Boil.”
The ultimate state bragging rights are on the line as nine Alabama schools compete in the East Super Regional, including Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Birmingham-Southern University, Faulkner University, Montevallo University, Troy University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama-Birmingham and University of North Alabama. These nine schools will send 30 teams for a shot at the East Super Regional title and more than $7,000 in scholarship monies and prizes.
The Eastern Kentucky University team, Richard Cobb and Tyler Moberly, secured the 2009 College Bass East Super Regional title by more than five pounds on Clarks Hill Lake in Evans, Ga. with a two-day total weight of 24.84 pounds. But two Alabama teams landed in the top five; including Richard Peek and Mason Craver of Auburn placed second with 19.83 pounds and Kyle Tindol and Michael Eubanks of Faulkner claimed fifth with 16.8 pounds.
“We’re excited that the East Super Regional will be held on home waters. It’s a great way for the state to show off our excellent fishing,” said Tindol of Faulkner University.
Two-person teams from colleges and universities all over the Eastern region will fish for the 2010 College Bass East Super Regional title, more than $7,000 in scholarship monies and prizes and the ultimate college bass bragging rights. Teams will fish the Alabama River, known for giant spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass and white bass. Anglers from each participating school will fish for large-mouth and spotted bass 12 inches or longer, with a five-fish limit. The heaviest two-day weight will determine the East Super Regional winner.
“We’re delighted to bring the College Bass Tour to Alabama for the first time,” said Hank Weldon, College Bass tournament director. “It’s an honor for College Bass to be a part of the Cancer Crawfish Boil and help raise money for such a great cause.”
The Bite the Tail Off Cancer Crawfish Boil is presented by the American Cancer Society Junior Executive Board and Riverfront Facilities, City of Montgomery. Money raised at the event will go to cancer research, education programs, advocacy efforts and patient support programs. In 2009, the Bite the Tail off of Cancer Crawfish Boil raised more than $22,000 and offers fun for the whole family with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and interactive games for kids of all ages. The Cancer Crawfish Boil will take place Saturday, April 10 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT.
In its sixth season, College Bass will receive extended television coverage on ESPNU that will include coverage of the College Bass Super Regionals for the first time ever. ESPNU reaches more than 64 million households across the United States. Additionally, all Super Regional events will be live Web-streamed on www.CollegeBass.com.
For more information, please visit www.CollegeBass.com.
College Bass East Super Regional
Dates: Saturday, April 10-Sunday, April 11
Morning Launch: 6 a.m. CDT at the Montgomery Riverwalk Amphitheatre docks
Daily Weigh-Ins: 3 p.m. at the College Bass stage at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre
Participating Colleges and Universities
Number of Boats
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Auburn University at Montgomery
East Carolina University
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Gardner Webb University
Georgia College & State University
Kennesaw State University
Louisiana State University at Shreveport
Mississippi State University
Missouri State University
North Carolina State University
Southern Mississippi University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Georgia
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Mississippi
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Virginia Tech University
Young Harris College
About College Bass:
Since its inception in 2005, College Bass has been the pioneer in the emerging sport of competitive fishing at the college level with a nationally televised national championship comprised of a qualified field of student anglers. With more than 220 participating colleges and universities from more than 30 states and Canada, College Bass is a rapidly growing property with a mission of supporting student anglers and bass fishing at the club level. The 2010 season marks the sixth anniversary of the national championship event and will also feature three Super Regional events, an increase from two in 2009. Fans can follow the 2010 College Bass Tour online at www.CollegeBass.com and on ESPNU, which will televise nine hours of coverage beginning next summer.
Sponsors of the 2010 College Bass Tour include Mercury Marine, Triton Boats, Plano Molding Company, Strike King, Ardent Reels, Carrot Stix, Vicious Fishing, Gemini Sport Marketing and Motorguide.
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