2009 Open Qualifier

Channel Lake, IL

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
    Tournament Boundaries
Tournament Boundaries
Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
Tournament Lake Channel Lake, Antioch, IL
Launch Venue Thirsty Turtle
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 8 Crappie 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ Triangle Bait & Tackle 847-395-0813/The Comfort Inn
Rules Meeting Sat, February 21st, 2009, 6:00 PM
The Tower Room/Antioch Bowling Lanes
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, February 20th, 2009, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 62/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $8,680/$14,000


Friday Night Seminar (The Tower Room)
Social Hour 6:00-7:00pm
Buffet Available with a cash bar
Seminar with Dave Genz 7:00pm
Pro/Am pairings after the seminar

This NAIFC Pro Staff Seminar program is geared toward educating new amateur fishers to the world of tournaments and the best products in the industry. The seminar starts off Friday night with Guest Speaker Dave Genz before the tournament. After the seminar the teams will be paired with NAIFC Pro Staff in smaller groups. These group tutorials will include specific techniques on how to catch fish on the lake of the tournament. The teams will be invited to pre-fish on Channel Lake at 8:00am Saturday morning on the Tournament Lake. The Pro Staff will fish with the amateur teams demonstrating techniques needed to compete at the tournament level. The fishers will feel less pressure to compete against the pros and will be on the fast track to becoming pros themselves, eventually becoming teachers to their friends and fishers in the local community.

Saturday Morning Bob Cunningham Kids Ice Camp (The Thirsty Turtle)
In class tutorial 10:00am-10:30am
On Ice fishing 10:30am- Noon

NAIFC Pro Staff along with certified instructor Jim Kusuda will promote fishing education through demonstration in classroom tutorials. The Ice Camp will be advertised in the Schools and surrounding community, and will take place at the Thirsty Turtle. The kids and parents will then be invited to fish on Channel Lake. Each youth will be given sponsors products and promotional items. When available the kids will also enjoy a hot meal and drinks for a break from the action. Parents must accompany their kids during the event. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce a new way for kids to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. Fishing outdoors and introduction to the newest technology will give the parent and child a first look at ice fishing.

Saturday Night Rules Meeting (The Tower Room)
Mandatory meeting (at least one team member)
Buffet available with a cash bar
Come early and enjoy the fun

Registration/Social Time 5:00-7:00pm
Rules Meeting starts at 7:00pm sharp!
The Tower Room is location at Antioch Bowling Lanes (847-395-1155).

 Qualifier Pay-out

$7,500.00   1st place
$3,500.00   2nd place
$2,500.00   3rd place
$1,500.00   4th place
$1,000.00   5th place
$  500.00   6th-10th place
$  300.00   11th-15th place
$  200.00   16th-20th place
Pay-out based on 150 teams.