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TBF Federation National Championship

2016 TBF National Championship – Table Rock Lake and Kimberling City, Missouri


Event Schedule:

April 12-17

Kimberling City, MO

Local Hosts:

Table Rock Chamber of Commerce

Sheila Thomas, Table Rock Chamber, 417-739-2564


Weigh-Ins Day 1 & 2, Thurs & Fri,  April 14, 15

Weigh-ins lakeside at Port Of Kimberling


Final Weigh-In, April 16 – FLW Tour Stage

FLW Expo at Prairie Creek Recreation Area in Rogers, Ark.


The TBF Federation National Championship is a NO ENTRY FEE tournament, with a payout of over 200,000 dollars in cash and prizes! After a TBF Angler qualifies for their Federation State Team, they will compete in the Divisional Championship Series Tournament (7 Divisions). If that angler finishes in the top 2 spots of their state, they qualify to fish in the TBF Federation National Championship.

It’s a week long event held in conjunction with an FLW Tour Event. The top finisher of every State Federation becomes a boater and every 2nd place finisher in the state is a Co-Angler. Every angler gets use of a brand new Ranger Boat, complete with all needed electronics to fish the tournament.

TBF National Championship anglers will compete for 15 berths in two of the sport’s most coveted events – the Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American. The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance to the 2016 BFL All-American.

The TBF Federation National Champion boater will also advance to the world championship of bass fishing, the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup, for a shot at winning the biggest payday in bass fishing.

The winning boater also will receive the $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package to include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2017 FLW Tour as a pro, travel expense stipends for each event, and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Ranger boat for the year. The top co-angler will receive fully paid entry fees into the FLW Series division of choice.

Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition on the NBC Sports Network and streamed live on bassfederation.com.