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CABELA'S MWC EAST CLOSER AUGUST 7 & 8 ON
TOURNEY TO DECIDE DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Minnetonka, MN-Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay will be the
setting for the
Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit east division third and final tournament
the year. The Lowrance Electronics titled event takes place August
7 & 8
and will be headquartered at Hoyle's Marina in Linwood, MI.
Kristine Houtman, Director of Events & Sponsorships for the MWC,
"The east division team of the year title is up for grabs. It's
race and won't be decided until the last team weighs in. It's
going to be a
Teams are awarded points according to their finish at each tournament.
Baumgardner (Whitehall, MD) and Paul Kemery (Russell, PA) are tied
east division team of the year race with Pennsylvanians Ed Engler
(Salladasburg) and Tim Waltz (Williamsport) with 56 points. The
point-accumulating teams will share the division team of the year purse,
which is based on the total number of teams fishing a division.
176 teams are competing for $5,280 in east division team of the year
Kemery, who serves on the MWC anglers advisory panel, commented, "My
and I are as nervous as cats going into this tournament. There's
riding on it-team of the year, the Challenge and qualification to next
year's championship. Of course we'd like to win, and we're glad
expanded this year. It's given us eastern anglers the chance
to compete and
match our skills with some of the best walleye sticks in the country.
MWC is a first class operation."
In addition to the east and central division team of the year races,
completing a division is eligible to take the $20,000 MWC Challenge
fishing a fourth tournament. Challenge winners will be awarded $13,000
the overall MWC Team of the Year title. Second to fifth place
finishers will each receive $1,750. The top 20 percent of the
field along with the top ten percent from each division will qualify
no entry fee 2005 MWC World Walleye Championship with a payout of over
Nearly 150 teams representing nine states and Canada have already entered
the tournament. Jim Diedrich of Hoyle's Marina will serve as
director. He, his staff and the Saginaw Bay Area Convention &
Bureau will assist the MWC with tournament operations. Two flights
will leave the launch site at 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. daily. The public
invited to attend the weigh-ins, which begin at 3:00 p.m.
MWC sponsor, The Outdoor Channel, will televise the Saginaw Bay tournament,
allowing teams to receive national media recognition. Tournament
and related articles will also appear in the North American Fisherman
magazine, the official publication of the MWC. All MWC tournaments
qualifying events to the 2005 Cabela's National Team Championship.
team donates $15 to the MWC Conservation Fund which is used for fishery
related projects in tournament areas.
Tournament openings still exist. Further circuit information
entry forms or website registration can be obtained at
www.masterswalleyecircuit.com, or by calling the MWC toll-free at
2004 Cabela's MWC Remaining Schedule
Linwood, MI, Saginaw Bay, August 7 - 8
Walker, MN, Leech Lake, September 18 - 19
MWC World Walleye Championship
Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien, WI, October 13 - 16, qualifying
Cabela's, MWC sponsors include-Lindy Legendary Tackle, Lowrance Electronics,
Mercury Marine, North American Fishing Club, Ranger Boats, Smithwick
Cotton Cordell, The Outdoor Channel, MotorGuide, Daiichi Hooks, Panther
Marine, Lure Eyes, Xtreme Sports and Walleye Central.Com.