2009 Open Qualifier

Lake Byllesby, MN

Sunday, January 18th, 2009
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Event Class Open Qualifier

The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship

Date Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Tournament Lake Lake Byllesby, Northfield, MN
Launch Venue Goodhue Park Launch
Start Time 8:00 AM
Weigh-In 1:00 PM
Species 5 Crappie 5 Sunfish 5 White Bass
Tournament HQ TBA
Rules Meeting Sat, January 17th, 2009, 6:00 PM
Grandpas Event Center
Registration REGISTER ONLINE »
Kathy Roberts
Reg. Deadline Fri, January 16th, 2009, 6:00 PM
Team Entry Fee $200
Late Reg. Fee $20
Est/Max Field 18/100 Teams
Est/Max Payout $2,520/$14,000

Friday Night Seminar (Cannon Falls Sportsman Club 32970 Oxford Mill Rd)
Social Hour 6:00-7:00pm (Cash Bar) Chili, BBQ pork and beef sandwiched available at cost.
Seminar with Pat Smith from Thorne Brothers 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 Pat Smith from Thorne Brothers. 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 Goodhue Park 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 (Spring Garden Nursery) 
10:00am-Noon Saturday

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 Spring Garden Nursery. The kids and parents will then be invited to meet at the Goodhue Park Launch and fish Byllesby 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 (Grandpa's Event Center Cannon Falls http://www.grandpaseventcenter.com/map.html)
31846 65th Ave... Cannon Falls MN 55009... 597 263 2240
Dinner with Cash Bar at cost.

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.