Fishing & Boating News
The Opens are comprised of a Northern, Southern and Central division, and each division is comprised of three tournaments. In addition to cash and prizes, the Opens Series offers tournament winners within the three Opens divisions an entry into the Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing.
Allstate’s sponsorship is set to include the nine Opens events scheduled around the country in 2015. The season kicked off on Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee, Fla., with the Jan. 15-17 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate.
Considered a stepping stone for aspiring pro anglers, the Opens Series also allows anglers to earn points for each finish, and at the end of the season, the top anglers are offered a berth in the followingyear’s Elite Series.
“B.A.S.S’s partnership with Allstate is extremely successful and something we are very proud of,” says B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “We are eager to continue our relationship with Allstate as they connect not only with all of our Opens anglers, but also with the growing number of bass fishing fans.”
“Presenting the Bassmaster Opens Series is a great catch for us,” says Allstate’s Boat Line Manager Christine Bischoff. “We’re excited to be interacting with anglers from all over the country and discussing all of their insurance needs.”
At each Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens event, the Allstate Good Hands, Great Day award will be presented to the angler and co-angler climbing the most in points from Day 1 to Day 2. The pro angler wins $250, and the co-angler wins $150.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines, website, television show, social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate, Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation events, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series presented by Carhartt, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
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