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American Bass Anglers Renames Series to "Weekend Bass Tour"
ABA press release
Athens, Ala. - American Bass Anglers announces the renaming of its Weekend Series to the Weekend Bass Tour. The Weekend Bass Tour consist of 20 divisions with 5 divisional events each with a Boater/Co-Angler format. Professional crews will continue to operate these divisions for the weekend bass angler as it has done for years.

Each of the divisions will host 4 one-day divisional events and 1 two-day divisional championship. Divisional one-day events have an entry fee of $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. First place can earn as much as $13,000 from winnings and sponsor bonuses. Two-day divisional championship entry fees are $300 for the boaters and $150 for the co-anglers. First place at a two-day divisional championship could earn as much as $16,000 from winnings and sponsor bonuses.

From Divisional Championships, anglers advance to Regional Championships with a 100 percent payout. Top boaters from each Regional Championship qualify for the $100,000 first place and top co-anglers will qualify for the $50,000 first place at the 2014 National Championship.

ABA will provide several enhancements for the 2014 season such as
Increased payouts
No online entry handling fees
Only an ABA membership required with new benefits
New Division(s)
Very special news coming soon on the 2014 Championship

The Weekend Bass Tour 2014 schedule will be announced in early October and registration will begin October 21, 2013.

About American Bass Anglers
ABA was formed in 1974 as the Military Bass Anglers Association and continues its pledge to offer low-cost, close-to-home tournaments to all weekend anglers nationwide. In addition to the newly named Weekend Bass Tour, ABA offers the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series and Military Team Bass Tournaments. For information about ABA, contact Morris Sheehan, president,, (256) 232-0406