2023 Open Series Registration
November 7, Athens, AL. Registration will open on November 14, 2022, for the 2023 Open Series. The 2023 season will offer 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, Texas Southeast, and Virginia. Each of these divisions will offer four one-day Divisional qualifying events and one two-day Divisional Championship.
The Open Series is a Boater/Co-Angler format, sometimes referred to as a Pro-Am. Boaters compete against Boaters, and Co-Anglers compete against Co-Anglers.
Each Open Series Division offers four (4) one-day events and a two-day Divisional Championship. Anglers not only earn cash awards at these events, but they also earn points. The points are used to determine the Divisional Anglers of the Year, and the top ten (10) Boaters and top ten (10) Co-Angler from each division by points after their Divisional Championship advance to the Ray Scott Championship. The Ray Scott Championship will be held in the spring of 2024 at a site that is not yet named.
Boaters pay a $210 entry fee for a one-day divisional event and $310 for a two-day Championship. Co-Anglers pay $105 for a one-day divisional event and $155 for a two-day Championship.
The series offers a great payout where Boaters can take home a payout of $5000 for a one-day event win and $6,000 for a Divisional two-day, both with a minimum field of 60 Boaters.
Anglers can register online as a package. A package is when anglers register for all five (5) events within a division, which includes four divisional events and the two-day Divisional championship.
As an incentive to register for an online package registration, all package registrations between 11/14/2022 and 12/19/2022 will receive a free ABA Membership renewal and a Freedom Pass at no charge. A Freedom pass allows anglers to check in with the director via phone at the onsite registration and are exempt from attending the meeting held the evening before the event.
Caymas Boat Owners will receive a three-year membership (new or renewal) and a Freedom Pass at no charge.
A drawing will be held on December 22, 2022, from all the online package registrations for a $1,000 Garmin Gift Certificate, just in time for Christmas. To learn more about the Series, rules, and schedules, visit americanbassanglers.com
Div Date Lake Ramp Register North Alabama
02/18/23 Guntersville Goose Pond 03/25/23 Neely Henry City Landing 05/20/23 Guntersville Goose Pond 06/10/23 Weiss Leesburg Landing 09/09/23 Weiss Leesburg Landing South Alabama
02/18/23 Mitchell Higgins Ferry Park 03/18/23 Logan Martin Lincoln Landing 04/22/23 Lay Beeswax Creek 06/17/23 Logan Martin Lincoln Landing 08/26-27/23 Eufaula Lake Point State Park Central Tennessee
02/25/23 Center Hill Ragland Bottom 04/15/23 Percy Priest Fate Sanders 05/06/23 Old Hickory Flippers Bait & Tackle 06/24/23 Old Hickory Flippers Bait & Tackle 09/30/23 Center Hill Ragland Bottoms East Tennessee
03/11/23 Chickamauga Dayton Boat Dock 04/29/23 Watts Bar Spring City 05/13/23 Nickajack Marion County Park 06/17/23 Chickamauga Chester Frost 09/16-17/23 Chickamauga Chester Frost North Carolina
02/11/23 Norman Pinnacle 04/15/23 High Rock Dutch Second 05/07/23 High Rock Dutch Second 06/03/23 Wylie South Point 09/30-10/1/23 Norman Pinnacle Florida Central
01/14/23 Harris Chain Hickory Point 02/04/23 Toho Kissimmee Lakefront Park 03/04/23 Toho Kissimmee Lakefront Park 04/29/23 Harris Chain Venetian Gardens 09/09-10/23 Harris Chain Venetian Gardens Florida South
01/28/23 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort 02/25/23 Okeechobee Scott Driver Park 03/25/23 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort 05/13/23 Okeechobee Scott Driver Park 09/23-24/23 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort Georgia
02/11/23 Lanier Laurel Park 03/11/23 Seminole Big Jims Landing 04/16/23 Sinclair Dennis Station 06/03/23 Oconee Sugar Creek Marina 09/30-10/1/23 West Point Pyne Road Park South Carolina
01/14/23 Keowee South Cove 02/18/23 Keowee South Cove 03/11/23 Hartwell Green Pond 06/10/23 Murray Dreher Island 09/09-10/23 Russell Hwy 72 South Texas
01/14/23 Sam Rayburn Cassels Boykin 03/11/23 Sam Rayburn Cassels Boykin 04/15/23 Sam Rayburn Cassels Boykin 06/10/23 Sam Rayburn Cassels Boykin 09/30-10/1/23 Sam Rayburn Cassels Boykin East Texas
02/25/23 Richland Chambers Oak Cove 03/04/23 Cedar Creek Log Cabin 05/13/23 Tawakoni West Public 06/17/23 Toledo Bend Lost Frontier 09/09-10/23 Toledo Bend Lost Frontier Mississippi
02/19/23 Ross Barnett Tommy's Landing 04/22/23 Ross Barnett Tommy's Landing 05/20/23 Ross Barnett Tommy's Landing 06/04/23 Ross Barnett Tommy's Landing 09/23-24/23 Ross Barnett Tommy's Landing Oklahoma
03/25/23 Fort Gibson Taylor Ferry North 05/06/23 Eufaula South Point 05/07/23 Eufaula South Point 06/04/23 Tenkiller Chicken Creek 09/16-17/23 Tenkiller Chicken Creek Virginia
03/04/23 Kerr Nutbush 03/18/23 Gaston Summit 04/23/23 Gaston Summit 05/20/23 James River Osborne Park 10/07-08/23 Kerr Nutbush Maryland
04/30/23 Chesapeake Bay Havre De Grace 05/13/23 Potomac River Smallwood 06/24/23 Potomac River Smallwood 06/25/23 Potomac River Smallwood 09/16-17/23 Chesapeake Bay Anchor Boats Marina New York
06/17/23 Cayuga Frontenac Park 07/15/23 1000 Islands French Creek 08/05/23 Oneida Oneida Shores 08/26/23 Champlain Plattsburgh Dock Street 09/16-17/23 Champlain Ticonderoga Ferry Ramp
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