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2011 BOWFISHING TOURNAMENTS

All tournaments will be on Saturday nights this year and we'll be adding in an additional $10 per entry fee which will go into a pot for the Championship shoot, all other rules should be the same.


2011 Backwater Bowfishing Tournament Series Schedule:






Feb. 19th 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM



Mar. 12th 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM



Apr. 9th 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM



May 14th 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM



June 11th 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM



July 9th 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM



Aug 20th 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM






Championship: Sept 17th 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM






Other Dates of Interest:


Muzzy Classic April 30th


Backwater Numbers Shoot Out June 4th (Possibly)


Backwater Big Fish Challenge June 25th


Heart of Dixie Tournament August 6th


Shoot Specific Rules:





1. Tournaments will be once a month starting in February 2010, with 7 total shoots and 1 championship shoot in September.



2. Entry fee will be $70. $10 will go to towards the championship shoot. The other $60 will be for that particular shoot with 10% going to big fish pot and 90% payback towards the tournament pot. 100% payback on all shoots. This will make for some really big money to be won for the championship.



3. A $20 gift card will also be given to winner of the big fish for each shoot free from Backwater Outdoors.



4. Tournament format will be Big 5 (Five biggest fish) with a 1 grass carp limit (in the boat) for each regular tournament. Catfish not allowed.



5. Each tournament will leave and return from the Backwater Outdoors store in Gurley, AL, so obviously trailering is allowed.



6. You may trailer to any public boat ramp on any lake.



7. There will 2 classes for shooters: Open Class (includes airboats, fanboats, mud motors, kicker motors, jet drives) and Sportsman Class (includes trolling motors and push poles only). If there are not enough boats to split classes at a particular shoot, participants may vote to combine the shoot into one open class.





8. If you win two Sportsman Class tournaments, you must move up to Open Class.



9. Each team will register a team name at their first attended shoot, shooter s for this team may vary througout the year but you must use the same team name in order for us to keep track of attendance for the championship shoot. Teams will consist of up to three people. A fourth shooter will be allowed for a child age 12 or under.



10. Championship Shoot in September:

a) Each team must shoot 4 out of 7 regular shoots to attend the

championship in September.

b) Entry fee for the championship shoot will be $100 with 10% to big fish

c) Championship format will be Big 10 with a 1 grass carp limit in the boat

d) There will be a $25 gift card given to the winner of the big fish pot



11. Weigh in will be at the Backwater Outdoors Store in the parking lot. Fish Disposal will be provided. If you have any gar you are not weighing, please get rid of them in advance if possible. At no time are any fish to touch the parking lot. We do not need fish slime on this parking lot period. If you drop a fish onto the parking lot, you will not be allowed to weigh this fish and you will be required to clean the mess up. We understand there will be a little mess unavoidably but we need to do everything we can to minimize this or it will be put to quick end, this is a place of business, not a boat ramp.






We hope you'll make it out and look forward to seeing you! Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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We're still trying to come up with a points system
 

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We will have some kind of points system by the first shoot. Also note the championship will most likely be on Sept 24th because of conflict. Hope to see a bunch of you there, we had a great turnout for all the shoots last year!
 

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Were really looking forward to it. Lots of good folks there to take our money again.

On the point system what do you have in mind so far and will there be some kind of prize for that team.
 

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We are coming from Mississippi for the Feb. 19th one. Looking foward to meeting you guys.
 

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Sounds good!!
 

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We cant shoot the first one i have the NWTF but we are planning on shooting the rest!! look forward to seein yall down there.
 

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ready for it!!!!!!!!!
 

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i got to get down to the store and get some stuff. hate to hit the water with old string and dull arrows. last year there was a good turn out for the first one even though it was cold, and some really big fish weighed in.
 
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