MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING AND FLW ANNOUNCE 2020 T-H MARINE BFL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS

Submitter: 

JOSEPH OPAGER
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 30, 2019) – Major League Fishing (MLF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced last week the locations for the six T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional Championships scheduled for 2020. The no-entry fee championship tournaments will feature the top grassroots anglers from each region competing for a top prize of $60,000 in the boater division, including a premium 18-foot bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard, while co-anglers will also be competing for a new boat in their $50,000 top prize package.

2020 T-H Marine BFL Regional Championship Schedule:

 Oct. 8-10 Lake Chickamauga Dayton, Tenn.
Hosted by Fish Dayton and the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council, Inc.
Divisions: Bama (Alabama), LBL (Kentucky), Mississippi and Mountain (Kentucky-Tennessee)

 Oct. 8-10 James River Richmond, Va.
Hosted by Visit Henrico County
Divisions: North Carolina, Northeast (Maryland-New York), Shenandoah (Virginia-Maryland) and Volunteer (Tennessee)

 Oct. 15-17 Mississippi River La Crosse, Wis.
Hosted by Explore La Crosse
Divisions: Hoosier (Indiana), Illini (Illinois), Ozark (Missouri) and Michigan

 Oct. 16-18* Cherokee Lake Jefferson City, Tenn.
Hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Divisions: Buckeye (Ohio), Bulldog (Georgia), Choo Choo (Alabama) and South Carolina

 Oct. 22-24 Table Rock Lake Branson, Mo.
Hosted by Explore Branson
Divisions: Arkie (Arkansas), Cowboy (Texas), Great Lakes (Minnesota-Wisconsin-Iowa) and Okie (Oklahoma)

 Oct. 22-24 Lake Lanier Gainesville, Ga.
Hosted by the Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Divisions: Gator (Florida), Music City (Tennessee), Piedmont (North Carolina-Virginia) and Savannah River (Georgia-South Carolina)

*Friday-Sunday event

The complete 2020 T-H Marine BFL schedule, along with details, rules and payouts for the BFL season can be found online at FLWFishing.com. MLF and FLW are rolling back entry fees in the T-H Marine BFL to give grassroots anglers – the heart and soul of the bass fishing community – the best payouts at the lowest cost available anywhere. Entry fees are now just $200 per boater and $100 per co-angler for one-day qualifiers and $300 per boater and $150 per co-angler for two-day Super Tournaments – the lowest levels since 2014. While entry fees have been lowered, BFL payouts remain the same as 2019 with boaters fishing for top awards of $6,000 plus contingency bonuses in each one-day qualifier and $9,000 plus contingency bonuses in each two-day Super Tournament. Co-anglers fish for top awards of $3,000 plus contingency bonuses in each one-day qualifier and $4,500 plus contingency bonuses in each two-day Super Tournament. Anglers also have the opportunity to qualify for six no-entry-fee regional championships with top awards of $60,000 boater and $50,000 co-angler, a no-entry-fee Wild Card regional, the no-entry-fee All-American with top awards of $100,000 boater and $50,000 co-angler, and even the FLW Series Championship with top awards of $200,000 pro/boater and $30,000 co-angler. The BFL is the stepping stone to the FLW Series, which is now the pathway to the new 150-angler FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately MLF’s Bass Pro Tour, where 80 of the world’s top pros compete with no entry fees. The FLW Series and BFL also put anglers in front of the sport’s largest fan base, with coverage on FLWFishing.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter reaching more than 1 million fans each month. For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Major League Fishing
Founded in 2011, Major League Fishing (MLF) brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms on Outdoor Channel, Discovery, CBS, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). New for 2019, the Bass Pro Tour consists of eight events and a championship streamed live on www.MajorLeagueFishing.com and MOTV. MLF uses the entertaining and conservation-friendly catch, weigh and immediate-release
format where every scorable bass counts and the winner is the angler with the highest cumulative weight. For more information on the league and anglers, visit http://www.majorleaguefishing.com and follow MLF on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmynominated “FLW" television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.