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Wednesday, 11 November 2020 15:29

Excitement Mounting For 2nd Annual Tournament of Champions

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The final stop on Hobie's celebrated kayak bass fishing tour is Knoxville, Tennessee for the 2nd Annual Tournament of Champions. The event, which is slated for November 14-15, promises lots of excitement as the best of the best compete against each other.

The tournament director, A.J. McWhorter, praised all the anglers who managed to secure a hard-won spot in the event and also expressed his delight with the super-friendly city of Knoxville. The Tennessee River runs straight through downtown Knoxville while smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass can be found in the large lakes and rivers encircling the city. The event will focus on the headwaters of the Tennessee River, French Broad River below Douglas, the Holston River below Cherokee, Lake Fort Loudon, and Lake Tellico. These scenic waters feature plenty of structure, deep channels, weedy expanses, and more for the participants to demonstrate their talent.

A lot is on the line for this event with the first-place finisher standing a chance to go home with a whopping $30,000. The total T.O.C. payout of $61,000 will be dispersed through the top 10 anglers. A $1,000 bounty for Bassin' Big Bass honors is also up for grabs during the event. The Farragut Community Center will serve as the tournament headquarters for T.O.C. qualifiers and they will also receive three complimentary meals.

Although all of the Hobie B.O.S open two-day events have already concluded, there is one final chance to qualify for the T.O.C. At least two more anglers stand the chance to make the cut by winning the Hobie B.O.S Shootout Powered by Power-Pole. This one-day event takes place a day prior to the big event and is open to any angler that has participated in a B.O.S. contest during the 2020 season. Anglers who have already qualified for the Tournament of Champions can also complete, but for cash only. The entry fee for this event is $150, with payouts distributed to the top 10 percent of the field.

Many of the qualifiers for the T.O.C have expressed their excitement for the upcoming event. Ryan Lambert of Chattanooga, Tennessee qualified at Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina in March. The 34-year old stated that he loves river fishing, so this event is right in his wheelhouse. John Myers, a 57-year old from Atwater, California finished third in the California Delta event held in August. He will be flying in for the T.O.C and revealed that he hasn't been able to sleep because he is so hyped for the event. He is not the only angler who will be putting in serious travel time to take part in the T.O.C as Zach Humphries from Rothschild, Wisconsin also qualified in July.

For more information on the Hobie B.O.S. Anchored by Power-Pole, or to view standings during and after the tournament, go to: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/hobie-bos-tournament-of-champions.


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