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10/03/2017

2018 Open Series Schedules

October 2, 2017 

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today the 2018 Ram Truck Open Series schedules with 81 tournaments in 18 divisions, in a Pro/Am style format. The series offers a guaranteed $5,000 minimum to the first place to Boaters at all one-day events and at the two-day Area Championships a guaranteed $10,000 minimum for first place Boater and $5,000 for first place Co-Anglers. At the end of the season, qualified anglers will advance to the 2019 Ray Scott Championship, named after the legend Ray Scott who started modern day bass tournaments.

One new division will be introduced in 2018, South Texas. Texas anglers can now compete on Lake Conroe in the same region as South-East Texas. These two divisions will compete on Toledo Bend in late September at the Area 6 Championship.

Each division will hold four one-day qualifying events and anglers who compete in three or more events in their home division will division will qualify to enter the two-day Area Championship.

Area Championships are held on a lake that both divisions compete on, a local but neutral lake, or in some cases the location will be flipped between the two divisions within their area annually. The locations are selected to level the playing field as much as possible for the anglers while reducing travel. At Area Championships the full field competes both days which gives all anglers a much better opportunity at qualifying for the Ray Scott Championship.

Entry fees for Divisional one-day events are $200 for Boaters and $100 for Co-Anglers. The two-day Area Championships entry fee is $300 for Boaters and $150 for Co-Anglers. The Ray Scott Championship has no entry fee.

To advance to the Area Championship anglers must have fished as either a Boater in three one-day events or a Co-Angler in three one-day events or a combination of four one-day events within their region. 

Each division will advance anglers to the Ray Scott Championship. The top ten (10) Boaters and top ten (10) Co-Anglers from each division by points after the Area Championship will advance. The top five (5) Boaters and top five (5) Co-Anglers at the Area Championship by place of finish, who do not advance by divisional points, will also advance. Divisional points are awarded to each angler who competes in events within a division including the Area Championship.

The top angler (Boater and Co-Angler) by points from each division, after the Area Championship, will be awarded Divisional Angler of the Year. Divisional Anglers of the Year will have their 2019 entry fee (Boaters - $1,100, Co-Anglers $550) waived for the division of their choice. Total points accumulated from four one-day events within a division plus Area championship determines the Divisional Angler of the Year.

Boaters are always guaranteed use of their boats at all events. Co-Anglers registering as a package entry will receive priority entry into each event in that division. Co-Anglers can guarantee their spot in an event by “linking” with a registered Boater.

More information can be viewed on the RamOpenSeries.com website including payouts, schedules, and additional information.

Registration will open at 8 AM CST October 20, 2017, on the RamOpenSeries.com website or by calling 256-232-0406.

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations from October 20 through December 1, 2017, will each receive special incentives.

2018 Schedules

Division Dates Lake Launch Ramp
       
Area 1      
North Alabama 02/03 Guntersville Goose Pond
  03/17 Wheeler Joe Wheeler State Park
  04/28 Neely Henry Coosa Landing
  06/09 Weiss Leesburg Landing
       
Mississippi 03/03 Columbus Pool Columbus Marina
  04/14 Ross Barnett Tommys Trading Post
  05/05 Ross Barnett Tommys Trading Post
  08/18 Pickwick JP Coleman State Park
       
Championship 09/08-09 Pickwick McFarland Park
       
Area 2      
Kentucky/TN 03/10 Kentucky Moors Resort
  04/14 Kentucky Paris Landing State Park
  06/23 Kentucky Kentucky Dam Marina
  08/25 Kentucky Paris Landing State Park
       
Central Tennessee 02/24 Center Hill Ragland Bottom
  03/24 Percy Priest Fate Sanders
  05/05 Old Hickory Sanders Ferry
  06/16 Old Hickory Sanders Ferry
       
Championship 10/13-14 Kentucky Paris Landing State Park
       
Area 3      
South Alabama 02/03 Eufaula Lakepoint Resort State Park
  04/21 Martin Wind Creek State Park
  05/19 Jordan Bonners Landing
  06/16 Logan Martin Lakeside Park
       
Geogia 02/10 Eufaula Lakepoint Resort State Park
  03/10 Seminole Reynolds Landing (Big Jims)
  04/28 Sinclair Little River Park
  06/09 Oconee Sugar Creek Marina
       
Championship 10/13-14 Eufaula Lakepoint Resort State Park
       
Area 4      
North Carolina 02/10 Norman Pinnacle
  03/24 Hickory Wittenburg
  04/28 Kerr Nutbush
  05/19 High Rock Tamarac Marina
       
South Carolina 01/27 Keowee South Cove County Park
  02/17 Murray Dreher Island State Park
  04/21 Hartwell Green Pond
  06/09 Clark's Hill Dorn Facility
       
 Championship 10/13-14 Norman Blythe Landing
       
Area 5      
Florida Central 01/20 Toho Lakefront Park
  02/24 Kissimmee Chain Camp Mack
  03/17 Harris Chain Hickory Point Recreation Facility
  05/05 Toho Lakefront Park
       
Florida South 01/13 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort
  02/17 Okeechobee Scott Driver
  03/24 Okeechobee Scott Driver
  05/12 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort
       
Championship 09/29-30 Kissimmee Chain Camp Mack
       
Area 6      
Southeast Texas 02/24 Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavillion
  04/28 Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavillion
  06/09 Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavillion
  09/15 Sam Rayburn Umphrey Pavillion
       
South Texas 03/17 Lake Conroe Lakeview Marina
  05/19 Lake Conroe Lakeview Marina
  06/23 Lake Conroe Lakeview Marina
  08/25 Lake Conroe Lakeview Marina
       
Championship 10/20-21 Toledo Bend Cypress Bend Park
       
Area 7      
Texas Central 02/03 Cedar Creek Log Cabin
  03/24 Lake Palestine Villages Marina
  06/30 Lake of the Pines Johnson Creek
  09/08 Toledo Bend Cypress Bend
       
Oklahoma 03/10 Arkansas River Three Forks Harbor
  04/21 Eufaula South Cove
  05/12 Grand Lake Wolf Creek
  06/16 Ft Gibson Taylor's Ferry North
       
Championship 10/06-07 Lake Texoma Highport Marina
       
Area 8      
Virginia 02/24 Kerr Nutbush
  04/14 Gaston Holly Grove Marina
  06/23 Kerr Nutbush
  08/11 Gaston Holly Grove Marina
       
Maryland 03/31 Potomac Smallwood
  04/14 Chesapeake Bay Anchor Boats Marina
  05/12 Potomac Smallwood
  06/02 Chesapeake Bay Anchor Boats Marina
       
Championship 09/22-23 Kerr Nutbush
       
Area 9      
Ohio 05/12 Indian Moundwood State Park
  06/02 St. Mary's West Bank
  07/14 Ohio River/ Tanner's Creek Lawrenceburg City Ramp
  08/04 Ohio River/Maysville Maysville River Park
       
New York 06/16 Lake Champlain Ticonderoga
  07/07 Cayuga Union Springs
  07/21 1000 Islands French Creek Marina
  08/18 Lake Champlain Plattsburgh
       
Championship 09/15-16 Chautauqua Mayville Park

To learn more about the Ram Trucks Open Series, visit www.RamOpenSeries.com

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com 

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Simms, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting www.americanbassanglers.com 

 

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Virginia 5/26/2018 Kerr
Alabama - Mobile 5/26/2018 Tensaw
Alabama Central 5/26/2018 Jordan
Alabama Northwest 5/26/2018 Wilson Lake
KY Lake 5/26/2018 Kentucky Lake
Maryland 5/26/2018 Potomac
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 5/26/2018 Lay Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 5/26/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 5/26/2018 Barkley
Louisiana Central 5/26/2018 Caddo
Oklahoma East 5/26/2018 Lake Hudson
Alabama East Central 5/26/2018 Neely Henry
South Carolina - Greenwood 6/02/2018 Greenwood
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/02/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 6/02/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
North Carolina Charlotte 6/02/2018 Lake Norman
Georgia Central 6/02/2018 Oconee
Texas - Central 6/02/2018 Belton Lake/ Stillhouse Lake
DFW - Texas 6/02/2018 Texoma
Florida - West 6/02/2018 Toho
Florida Harris Chain 6/02/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 6/02/2018 Pine Bluff
Connecticut 6/02/2018 Colebrook
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 6/02/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama North 6/02/2018 Guntersville
Georgia - Westpoint 6/02/2018 West Point
Alabama West 6/03/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 6/03/2018 Long Pond
Massachusetts - Western 6/03/2018 CT River
Minnesota 6/03/2018 Clearwater Lake
North Carolina Piedmont 6/09/2018 Kerr
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/09/2018 Lake Texoma
Maryland 6/09/2018 Potomac
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Connecticut 6/09/2018 Lake Zoar
Ohio-Central 6/09/2018 Clear Fork Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 6/09/2018 Smith Mountain
Pennsylvania 6/09/2018 North East River
Georgia Central 6/10/2018 Sinclair
Kansas South 6/10/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 6/10/2018 Mill Creek
Minnesota 6/10/2018 East/west Rush Lake
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9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

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Alabama Central 6/02/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Ft Gibson
Kentucky 6/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Oklahoma 6/03/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/09/2018 Watts Bar
Florida Northwest 6/09/2018 Seminole
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Lake Greenwood
North Carolina 6/10/2018 Lake Hickory
Alabama North 6/16/2018 Guntersville
Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines