2009 Open Qualifier

Crescent Lake, WI

Sunday, January 11th, 2009
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 11th, 2009
Tournament Lake Crescent Lake, Rhinelander, WI
Launch Venue Crescent Lake Bible Camp
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 8 Perch 8 Sunfish
Tournament HQ Best Western Claridge Motor Inn
Rules Meeting Sat, January 10th, 2009, 6:00 PM
The Quality Inn
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 9th, 2009, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 23/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $3,220/$14,000

Friday Night Seminar (The Quality Inn)
Social Hour 6:00-7:00pm (Cash Bar)
Seminar with Jim Hudson 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 JIM HUDSON 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 at the Crescent Lake Bible Camp launch 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.

Kids Ice Camp (Crescent Lake Bible Camp 10:00am-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 Crescent Lake Bible Camp. The kids and parents will then be invited to fish on Crescent 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.

Rules Meeting (The Quality Inn)
Planned Pig Roast for Dinner with Cash Bar
Registration/Social Time 5:00-7:00pm
Rules Meeting starts at 7:00pm sharp!

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.