-- Fifty-one of the world’s best amateur anglers will
converge on Mobile, April 23-28 for the 2001 B.A.S.S. Federation Championship with two
goals in mind.
Amateur anglers from Canada, Japan, Italy, South Africa, Zimbabwe and 46 states will
compete for a $50,000 purse with the top angler from each B.A.S.S. Division earning a berth
in this summer’s 31st BASS Masters Classic.
“The Federation Championship has much of the same drama and excitement of the U.S.
Amateur Golf Championship, but unlike the USGA which qualifies only the winner for a U.S.
Open, B.A.S.S. qualifies the top angler from each of five geographic regions for our premier
event, the BASS Masters Classic” said Al Smith, Director of the B.A.S.S. Federation which
has a membership of over 50,000.