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FLW ANNOUNCES 2016 RAYOVAC FLW SERIES RULES, ENTRY DATES
10/26/2015
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MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 26, 2015) – FLW announced today the Rayovac FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2016 season. The season will again consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship to be held on the Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Missouri.

The top 40 pros and co-anglers who fished all three qualifiers in each U.S. division advance to the no-entry-fee FLW Series Championship for a shot at winning $95,000, including a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard. New for 2016, second- through fourth-place awards have been substantially increased for the championship with pros earning $25,000 for second, $20,000 for third and $15,000 for fourth and co-anglers earning $12,500 for second, $10,000 for third and $7,500 for fourth.

The highest finishing pro from each U.S. division and the new International division based on their finish at the 2016 FLW Series Championship qualify for the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup along with the overall top five finishers not already selected as the highest finisher in a division for a total of 11 FLW Series pros advancing to the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup to compete for the biggest payday in bass fishing.

Entry fees for the Rayovac FLW Series will increase slightly to $1,600 per qualifier for pros and $550 per qualifier for co-anglers.

The top pro and co-angler from the point standings in each division after three events (ties resolved by total weight) win the Strike King Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles, respectively. The top 10 pros and co-anglers from each division receive priority entry into the 2017 FLW Tour, the world’s top professional bass-fishing circuit. The top four pros in each division also qualify for the FLW Tour Invitationals where they will fish for a $100,000 top prize and advancement to the Forrest Wood Cup.

Complete rules can be found online at FLWFishing.com.

Registration for the 2016 Rayovac FLW Series season is open for the top 40 pros and co-anglers from the 2015 FLW Series and the top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division of the 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL). These anglers have until Nov. 16, 2015 to secure their priority entry. Ranger boat owners and sponsor entries may register beginning Nov. 17, 2015 followed by TBF members Nov. 19, 2015. All other entries will be accepted beginning Nov. 20, 2015. Qualified anglers can register by calling 270.252.1000 or online at FLWFishing.com.

2016 Rayovac FLW Series Payouts:

Qualifying Event Payout:

Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup

1 $40,000 Ranger Z518C Ranger Z175 $5,000

with 200 HP outboard with 90 HP outboard

2 15,500 5,000

3 12,000 4,000

4 10,000 3,500

5 9,000 3,000

6 8,000 2,500

7 7,000 2,000

8 6,000 1,750

9 5,000 1,500

10 4,000 1,250

11 3,750 1,000

12 3,500 1,000

13 3,000 1,000

14 3,000 1,000

15 3,000 1,000

16-20 3,000 800

21-25 2,750 700

26-30 2,500 600

31-40 2,000 500

Big Bass: Day 1 300 200

Big Bass: Day 2 300 200

Entry Fee $1,600 $550

*Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.



Rayovac FLW Series Championship:

Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup

1 $50,000 Ranger Z518C Ranger Z175 $5,000

with 200 HP outboard with 90 HP outboard

2 25,000 $5,000 12,500

3 20,000 3,500 10,000

4 15,000 2,000 7,500

5 10,000 1,000 5,000

6 8,000 4,000

7 7,000 3,500

8 6,000 3,000

9 5,000 2,500

10 4,500 2,000

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