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PAA announces four dates for 2010 regular season events

 
Professional Anglers AssociationBENTON, Ky. – The Professional Anglers Association is proud to announce some of the details for their 2010 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series. On the heels of three days of meetings in Kentucky, the PAA has finalized their tournament format, entry fees, payout, field size, off limits and event dates.

The four tournament series will take place in a centralized area of the country to reduce travel expenses for the anglers as much as possible. Exact locations, registration dates and other details will be announced in the near future.

“We are ecstatic to have many of these details ready to release,” said PAA President John Crews. “The PAA wanted to announce these details so everyone can plan their 2010 calendars. We will have more details to release about the events once they are finalized. We know our events are going to create fantastic opportunities for our members to fish more televised, pro level events.”

2010 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series

Format:
• 30 Day off limits before first practice day (no info and not on water)
• 3 day official practice (Sunday- Tuesday)
• 1 off day (Wednesday) for registration and other activities
• 3 day tournament (Thursday- Saturday)
• Full field on first 2 days
• Top 30 fish the final day to weigh in at Bass Pro Shops store
• Pro only – must be a TOUR level member of PAA to fish any tournament in 2010
• Member Observers all three days
• 150 boat full field, 160 boats max

Dates:
• July 8-10
• August 19-21
• September 9-11
• October 21-23

Entry Fee: $2,500 per event (4) with a $750 deposit per event

Payout:
1 $50,000 ($10,000 cash plus prize boat)
2 $20,000
3 $15,000
4 $13,000
5 $12,500
6 $12,000
7 $11,500
8 $11,000
9 $10,500
10 $10,000
11 $6,750
12 $6,750
13 $6,750
14 $6,750
15 $6,000
16 $6,000
17 $6,000
18 $6,000
19 $6,000
20 $6,000
21 $6,000
22 $6,000
23 $6,000
24 $6,000
25 $6,000
26 $6,000
27 $6,000
28 $6,000
29 $6,000
30 $6,000
31 $5,500
32 $5,500
33 $5,500
34 $5,500
35 $5,500
36 $5,500
37 $5,500
38 $5,500
39 $5,500
40 $5,500
41 $5,500
42 $5,500
43 $5,500
44 $5,500
45 $5,500
46 $5,500
47 $5,500
48 $5,500
49 $5,500
50 $5,500

Big Bass Award: $1500 ($500 per day)

Total Payout: $400,000.

The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. For more information, visit www.FishPAA.com.

Jamie Hairgrove
PAA Operations Manager
270.527.2030 (direct line)
270.527.2032 (fax)

Mailing Address:
PAA
PO BOX 655
BENTON, KY 42025

Shipping Address:
PAA
1102 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025

 

Media Contact
Jamie Hairgrove, Operations Manager, (270) 527-2030, [email protected]

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