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DT Opens Tour Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2021

UXBRIDGE, ON. - DT Powersports announced today they have partnered with the Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL) in creating the DT Opens Tour. The DT Opens Tour will qualify one team to advance to the highly anticipated Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship, taking place November 19 through 21, 2021 on Table Rock Lake, Missouri.

DT Powersports is giving the opportunity for a team to compete in the upcoming US Open Championship in November with a $1 Million Grand Prize, and a total purse valued at $4.3 Million in cash and prizes including $1 Million Conservation donation! The US Open Championship is designed as the ultimate White River Marine Group owner’s appreciation event, inviting owners of Ranger, Triton, Nitro, Tracker, Tahoe, MAKO and Sun Tracker brand boats to compete in the biggest payout ever in angling history.The Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship is being created exclusively for amateurs including serious weekend tournament anglers, parents, grandparents, and youngsters, giving everyday anglers, friends, and families the chance to win big!

Greg Booth of DT Powersports states, “we are pleased to be able to give back to all our past, present and future customers with this opportunity of a lifetime. We are confident that working with the CSFL, whose years of experience and great respect for the resource, will bring value to the DT Opens Tour. We wish all competing teams the best of luck!”

DT Powersports has acquired the services of CSFL in creating and merging the New DT Opens Tour with the existing CSFL Open Tour; the DT Team of the Year which meets the qualification guidelines will advance to the US Open Championship event and represent Canada. To be eligible for the DT Team of the Year title, teams must participate in a minimum of 3 out of 4 qualifying events using the finishing points and competing in a White River Marine Group boat brand. All participating teams are eligible to qualify for the CSFL National Classic.

“The CSFL is thankful to DT Powersports and Marine for choosing our organization and honoured to be able to offer this opportunity to the angling community through this newly formed partnership. With the anticipated increase in field sizes, CSFL Anglers can expect to see bigger payouts while continuing to strive for the top 10 positions of the tour into the CSFL National Classic. We are excited to watch this upcoming fishing season unfold and award a team a chance at winning $1,000,000” Andrew Pallotta, Competitive Sport Fishing League.

The DT Opens Tour will consist of four events:

  • Lake Couchiching - June 27, 2021

  • Rice Lake - July 17, 2021

  • Balsam Lake - August 8, 2021

  • Tri-Lakes - August 28, 2021

“We look forward to working with both DT Powersports, a top 100 Ranger dealer worldwide, and the CSFL this upcoming tournament season and are excited that this tour will advance a team to represent Canada in the Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship“ TJ Lacey, White River Marine Group Regional Sales Manager.

For more information and to register for the DT Opens Tour visit www.dtopenstour.com


ABOUT DT POWERSPORTS

Located in Uxbridge, Ontario, DT Powersports & Marine is your powersports and marine one stop shop! Our facilities have our 20,000 square feet, a state of the art shop, and an ATV test track.Our service technicians are factory trained, very experienced and focused on quality work. We carry everything you need from new and used ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, outboards and all accessories and service to go along with them! As part of The Boat Warehouse group, we are able to offer you the best of both service and value, thanks to our huge purchasing power!


ABOUT THE CSFL The Competitive Sport Fishing League is the leading tournament series in Canada, offering diverse events that cater to every level of anglers from experienced Pros to Amateurs being introduced to the sport. To date the Competitive Sport Fishing League has successfully operated over 750 events, released thousands of fish and have hosted anglers from across the world throughout during our 24 years of operation! Fish care is our top priority. Since the conception of the CSFL in 1995, fish care has always been a major component in our series. Today we utilize the in water weigh in system developed through Queen's University, including the technology of properly regulated aerated tanks, water weigh-in scales and state of the art live release boats to enable the safe return of the resource, ensuring the future of the sport. We have released over 1,000 fish per day with less than 1% mortality rate.


ABOUT BASS PRO SHOPS

Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”


ABOUT WHITE RIVER MARINE GROUP

White River Marine Group Manufactures and distributes quality boats and off-road vehicles, offering excellent performance, innovation and value and providing world-class service so everyone can experience the joy of fishing, boating and off-roading. Our brands include Tracker Boats, Ranger Boats, Nitro, Triton Boats, MAKO, Sun Tracker, Regency, Tahoe, Ascend and Tracker Off Road. In the end, we don’t just sell world-class boats and off-road vehicles—we sell years and years of outdoor memories, fun and peace of mind.


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