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2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament
« on: September 21, 2016, 05:18:14 AM »
Here are many of the details for the 2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament:
1. Prizes to be won:
Grand Prize = $2500 Cash (sponsored by Clam Corp) given to one of the 1st Place Fish by random draw
Overall Largest Fish = Graphics Wrapped Case Canoe (approx. value $5,000)
Largest Steelhead = Stainless Steel Trout Sculpture by Steve Nielsen Art (approx. value $1000+)
General Placements (up to Top 25 in each division) = cash payout based on # of anglers
Lunker Pool = Top 3 in each division place in a breakdown of 50%/30%/20% (100% cash payout based on number of anglers entered)
Weekly Awards = 7 cash and/or prize awards every week for the largest of each species
Monthly Awards = several monthly cash and/or prize awards for the largest fish each month
(4) $250 Automatic Fisherman Awards (general tournament) = Largest Pike/Walleye/Pickerel/Trout caught on an Automatic Fisherman unit (photo or video required)
(2) $100 Automatic Fisherman Awards (C&R Divisions) = Largest Pike and Trout caught using an Automatic Fisherman unit (picture or video required)
(3) $50 Makiplastic Awards = Largest Crappie/Perch/Panfish caught using a Makiplastic bait
Angler Achievement Awards:
Any angler who catches and enters any of the following:
-Pike greater than 20 lbs
-Trout greater than 20 lbs
-Pickerel greater than 6 lbs
-Walleye greater than 15 lbs
-Crappie greater than 2.50 lbs
-Perch greater than 2.25 lbs
-Panfish greater than 1.50 lbs
Free Fish Mount:
Hirsch Taxidermy will be mounting one of the 1st place fish (chosen by random draw at the awards ceremony).
Early Bird Promotion:
-Every weigh station will be outfitted with 5 or more items valued from $5 to $75+. The first 5 or more anglers to register in September will be allowed to pull an envelop and receive the item listed inside. First come get first dibs until all prizes have been drawn at each location.
Local Shanty/Shelter Contests:
-All 48+ weigh-in locations will be outfitted with a shanty or shelter to give away in a local contest - register or weigh-in a fish to get an entry. Shanty/shelter values will range based on model and manufacturer.
In total over $65,000 in sponsored cash and prizes to be awarded (not counting the general payouts or Lunker Pool).
2. New Catch & Release Division
-For Pike and Trout only, anglers submit entries via pictures. Cash payout similar in structure to the main event but with its own prize pool funds based on participation. Registration options will be available online and at specific weigh-in locations. Full details disclosed in the 2017 Rules & Regs.
3. For those who fish in the evening or at night, we are now allowing those entries to be entered using following protocol:
a. If caught between 4pm and 11:59pm, angler must take a photo at the time the fish is caught and immediately send to headquarters via cell phone to (585) 330-0494 and include anglerís name, time and location of catch, and approximate weight. The fish must then be weighed in by 7am the following morning at an official NYS Winter Classic weigh-in location.
b. Angler must let the weigh-in know the fish was caught the previous evening to be paired with the photo information sent.

Ok, that's a quick glimpse at the structure and main changes/additions for this year's event. Announcement of new weigh-in locations, sponsor line-up, and other details currently being announced on the tournament facebook and website pages!! Please feel free to ask questions and as always, please share with fellow anglers! The more anglers involved, the bigger this will become and the greater the prize structure will become! Full details and updates can be found at:
www.NYSwinterclassic.com   or
https://www.facebook.com/NYSWinterClassic/?ref=bookmarks

Get in it to win it - 8 weeks of fishing competition! Early Bird Registration is currently going on through Sept. 30th - register at your local weigh-in and receive free gear valued up to $100!
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 11:25:14 PM by fishin_musician »

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2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament
« on: September 21, 2016, 05:18:14 AM »

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Re: 2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 10:19:04 PM »
We now have 58 weigh-in locations across the state and every one will have a shanty raffle this year! Gain an entry by registering at a shop, then every time you bring in a fish (whether it places or not) you will gain another entry in that station's raffle. RULE: only one entry per person per location per fish per day. However you can visit multiple stations on the same day with different fish to gain an entry at each shop!

Over the next 3 weeks we will be ramping up to the start of the 2017 event, which with the ice setting in early, will likely be the largest tournament in the state this year! Visit your local station and get registered to have a shot at over $80,000 in cash and prizes!!

2017 NYS Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series Events

January 29: IPA Team Event - Chaumont Bay
                       $100/team (optional $20 Lunker Pool)
                       Optional $100 Triple Crown Series Title (must fish all 3 team events)
                       Register online, in person, or at Chaumont Hardware

February 4: IPA Team Event - Oneida Lake
                  $100/team (optional $20 Lunker Pool)
                  Register online, in person, or at Apps Landing

February 11: IPA Team Event - Sodus Bay
                    $100/team (optional $20 Lunker Pool)
                    Register online, in person, or at Sodus Bay Bridge

March 11: IPA Invitational Big Fish Saturday Event (IPA Invitational teams only) - Sodus Bay
                $25/person
                Register in person

March 12: IPA Invitational - Sodus Bay
               $275/team (optional $20 Lunker Pool)(dinner awards ceremony included)
               **First 15 teams to register**
               Register online
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 11:23:17 PM by fishin_musician »

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Re: 2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 10:38:23 PM »
We are now approaching 500 anglers in the event and still growing! Some amazing fish have been entered so far with just under 6 weeks to go! A ton of cash and prizes yet to be given away - each week we offload several thousand dollars in cash and prizes to the weekly winners, and every one of our 58 locations has a shanty to give away! Just stop in with a fish every day you are out and gain an entry into their shanty raffle! Registration is open throughout the event and is only $25/angler to get into the event! Register today and join in the fun!! www.NYSwinterclassic.com

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Re: 2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 10:38:23 PM »