Updated March 1, 2021
Q: Who can participate in the Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship?
A: The Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship is an amateur fishing tournament open to all White River Marine Group boat owners (Ranger/Nitro/Triton/Tracker/Sun Tracker/Mako/Tahoe). It will consist of 8 Qualifying Events leading to a Championship Event.
Q: What are participation requirements/limitations?
A: Only amateur anglers, at least one angler must be 18 years of age or older AND owns a White River Marine Group boat: Tracker, Ranger, Nitro, Mako, Triton, Tahoe, Sun Tracker. Any person entering a qualifying event under the age of 18 years must be paired with a boater 18 years of age or older and have the signature of their parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the release.
Q: What does "amateur" mean
A: If anglers meet the criteria below they are not considered an amateur and are not eligible to compete:
a. Anglers that have competed as a boater/pro in a MLF Major or BASS Elite Series event within the last two years immediately preceding the BPO event being entered.
b. Anglers that have ever paid an entry fee greater than $2,500.
c. Anglers that have lifetime earnings greater than $100,000 - this amount is per angler, not combined.
Q: When and where are the qualifying events?
A: Qualifying event timing and locations can be found here.
Q: How do I register?
A: You must register through the CSFL, more information can be found here.
Q: I don't own a White River Marine Group boat, can I still enter the tournaments?
A: Yes! All teams are welcome to compete in the event and will be eligible for the event payout however you will not qualify for the Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship.
Q: I don't meet the amateur criteria however I do own a White River Marine Group brand boat, am I eligible for Ranger Cup, Triton Gold or BPS Tournament Rewards?
A: Yes, all teams operating a White River Marine Group boat brand are still eligible for contingencies, more information can be found here.
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