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13Th Annual Help A Child Smile Charity Bass Tournament

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13th ANNUAL HELP A CHILD SMILE CHARITY BASS TOURNAMENT

Presented by the NIAGARA BASSMASTERS

Every year this tournament grows little by little. This year we have moved the event to an earlier date in hopes to give us some great weather to go along with the great fishing the Upper Niagara and Lake Erie has to offer.

Here are the particulars for this years event.

DATE: Saturday September 17, 2011

TIME: 7:00AM TO 3:00PM

LOCATION: Greater Niagara Boat Club Chippawa Ontario Canada (Upper Niagara & LAKE ERIE)

COST: $100 PER 2 MAN TEAM (50% of all entries go to Help a Child Smile Foundation)

BOAT & LIVEWELL CHECK 5:45AM TO 6:30AM. MEETING AT THE STAGE AT 6:40AM Boat checks and

check-in will be done at the boat club, either before or immediately after launching your

boat. ALL PARTICIPANTS, WILL HAVE BOATS AND LIVEWELLS CHECKED. NO EXCEPTIONS!

1ST PLACE: $ 2,000.00

2ND PLACE: $ 1,000.00

3RD PLACE: $ 500.00

4TH PLACE: $ 400.00

5TH PLACE: $ 300.00

6TH Place $250.00

7TH Place $200.00

8TH Place $150.00

9TH Place $100.00

10TH Place $100.00

Prize structure is a guaranteed payout based on 100 boats -50% Payout

***LUNKER POOL: 100% PAYOUT TOP 3 BASS ON 40/40/20 BASIS***

New this year, Prize for Big Smallmouth, Big Largemouth and second biggest fish!

It's a fun event for a great cause. Last year we were able to donate $2500.00 to the charity and hope to increase that this year. Prizes are donated from local businesses both small and large as well as sponsors from the fishing industry. All competing teams go home with cash or prizes. Following the event there will be a BBQ and beverages available for the competing anglers and spectators.

Entry form is available at our website at www.niagarabassmasters.com or email myself (Pete) at championproteam@yahoo.ca and I will email you a copy.

Once again this is a fun event and any/all teams are welcome. (B.A.S.S. membership is not required)

Hope to see you there.

Remember that this is for a great cause and the money raised stays locally.

Thanks,

Pete Elphinstone

Tournament Director - Niagara Bassmasters

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Great event for an awesome cause. Can’t wait to do this one again. Fishing will be awesome with fall patterns starting to turn on. Even if you can’t fish its a great event to just stop by and support and watch the weigh-in.

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As requested here are the rules. At registration the morning of the event 1 member from each team will be given a copy of the rules.

No live bait, no trolling, no fishing restricted waters, no passing in the creek speed zone during blast-off or disqualification will result.

Two anglers per boat

5 fish limit, minimum length 13” Smallmouth or largemouth only

Life jackets must be worn when combustion engine is running

Late penalty 1lbs. Per minute. After 5 mins disqualified. Dead fish penalty .5lbs. Short fish penalty loss of that fish subtract 1 lbs from total weight

Lunker bass must be alive to collect lunker prize.

A team cannot win more than one lunker prize.

Ties for all places will be broken by that teams largest fish. If still tied there will be a 1 hour fish-off. (first place only) all other places will be combined and distributed evenly.

Any tie for lunker will be broken by that team’s total weight.

At no time will another team’s boat be within 50 yards of another competitor’s boat except during the idle out to the river and back to the boat club.

Only one line per angler is permitted at any one time.

All participants must check in at the end of the tournament.

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We are a week away and teams numbers are already looking better then last year. As this event grows each year there is no telling how big it will be this year.

Sponsors prizes have been coming in steady and we have a number of high end items this year already.

The sponsors list will go up later today.

Don't miss this event!!

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Weather looks great for Saturday. Lets get together and show how the angling community can make a difference. Help a Child Smile is a great charity. We “CAN” make a difference in a childs life. Even if you can’t fish, come out and show support, watch the weigh-in and grab a burger.

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Bass Magnet

Live target

Fishing World

Berkley/Pure Fishing

D.S. Specialty Baits

Yamaha

Shimano

Erie Tracker

Greater Niagara Boat Club

Niagara Outdoor Show

Rapala

Bay City Marine

Fishin Niagara

Vincor Canada

Peter's Tackle

Poor Boy Baits

Walker Downriggers

Rod Glove

Harbour Manufacturing

Rose Petal Day Spa

Giant Tiger (Scott Street Location)

New sponsors are coming on board each day.

If you can't fish this event no problem, come'on down and support the anglers that are! These are all guys from the fishing community that you know. Come watch the weigh-in show, there will be raffle prizes and 50/50 prizes for anglers and spectators. Maybe you can win yourself a new rod and reel combo or even a new GPS!!! Kids prizes too!!

Weigh-in show starts at 2:45pm!!

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Weather looks mint and the Big bass are around I weighed some big fish last weekend in Bill Whiteheads 20th annual Friendship tourny. I also know where they caught them :roflblack:

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And still more stuff coming in!!

Some really nice stuff for the raffle. It will be with it just to be there for the draw!!

Strike Zone

Alison Sports Awards and Promotions

Bicknell Racing Products

CC Rod Socks

Radio World

St. Croix

Bluewater Optics

Ben Berg Farm & Ind.

Brian C Smith Law Office

VRX & Aggregate Technology

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Pete is there gonna be Boat check at Chippawa ramp also???

btw Lake Erie called and said all the bass went into the welland river so don't bother coming to the lake.

:roflblack:

Edited by denis

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Last post before a long restless night. Good luck to all that are fishing tomorrow. Thank you to everyone that supported this event. :thx: Pete, Julie, and the rest of the Niagara Bassmasters club for all the work that goes into setting an event like this up year after year.

P.s

I’m going to say the winning weight will be......... 23.15lbs

and won out of an Astro Boat....lol.... ;)

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Pete is there gonna be Boat check at Chippawa ramp also???

btw Lake Erie called and said all the bass went into the welland river so don't bother coming to the lake.

:roflblack:

Yes Denis there will be boat checks at the public ramp and at the boat club.

For competing anglers, entry is $100, big fish pool is $20(optional)

Both competitors and spectators bring some extra cash for the draws and possible Auction following the event. We have lots of really nice prizes!! Fish finders, GPS, rod and reel combos!

Weigh-in starts at 3:00, see you then.

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Well the weather was a bit on the chilly side this morning,:coldsmiley: however everyone was bundled up and ready to blast off. With 34 boats competing in this years tournament, it should prove to be an excellent show at the weigh in!! :clapping: The weather is supposed to co-operate with us today *fingers crossed. Everyone is welcome to come watch the weigh-in on stage. There are raffle prizes and 50/50 tickets being sold, not to mention the amazing Greater Niagara Boat Club food and beverages!!

Hope to see you all there!! C'mon out and show your support for a great cause!! Every little bit helps!! Weigh in starts at 3pm

Toodles

Julie B)

Edited by Julie Lynn

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Will the results be posted? Top five team names and weights. I was fishing in front of the Fort when all the boats went zooming past. Darn east winds today always makes for a tougher bite.

Edited by Basshound

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