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(Oct 27, 2015 - ) FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday. The 2016 season will feature six regular-season qualifier tournaments along with the introduction of the two Invitational tournaments.
2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitationals:
Sept. 15-17 Lake Norman Cornelius, N.C.
◦ Hosted by Visit Lake Norman, Visit Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation
Oct. 20-22 Norris Lake Clinton, Tenn.
◦ Hosted by Anderson County Tourism Council
The Invitational tournaments will feature a three-day format and a 125-boat pro field (no co-anglers) with a $4,000 entry fee. The field will consist of the top 100 professionals and top five co-anglers from the 2016 FLW Tour Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year standings along with the top four pros from the Angler of the Year standings in each of the five 2015 Rayovac FLW Series divisions. Co-anglers accepting invitations to compete in the Invitational tournaments will compete as pros. The winner of each Invitational will receive a top prize of $100,000 cash along with automatic qualification into the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup.
Registration for the 2016 FLW Tour regular-season qualifiers is open for the top 100 pros and co-anglers from the 2015 FLW Tour, top 10 pros and co-anglers from each 2015 Rayovac FLW Series division, 2015 TBF National Champions and the 2015 All-American champions. These anglers have until Nov. 30, 2015 to secure their priority entry. Ranger boat owners may register beginning Dec. 1, 2015 followed by TBF members Dec. 3, 2015. All other entries will be accepted beginning Dec. 4, 2015. Qualified anglers can register by calling 270.252.1000 or online at FLWFishing.com.
Complete rules for the 2016 FLW Tour season can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The full FLW Tour schedule and expected patterns/details for each fishery can be found at FLWFishing.com.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed outdoors-sports television show in the world.
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