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Virginia TBF Holds Youth & Boat Captains Appreciation Tournament

Virginia TBF Junior Angler-2012 Six  Man Team Event

On 10/20/2012, The Virginia TBF Junior 6 Man Tournament was held on Kerr Lake in Boydton, VA. 31 youth anglers between ages 11-18 participated. Anglers blasted off at 7am with a weigh-in at 2:15pm. They fished a four fish limit.

The top 3 anglers in the 11-14 age group were 1st Place- Nathan Mazza of Northern Virginia Jr Bass Anglers with 3 fish that weighed 4.56. Seth Bonar of Buggs Island Young Anglers had 2nd place with one fish that weighed 3.28 lbs and Hayden Bell of Virginia Junior Anglers had 3rd Place with 2 fish that weighed 2.85 lbs.

In the 15-18 Age Group, Zachary Francis of Southwest VA Junior Anglers had 1st Place with 3 fish that weighed 6.75 lbs, Junior Roberts of Buggs Island Young Anglers had 2nd Place with 4 fish that weighed 5.40 lbs and 3rd Place was Austin Starford of Virginia Junior Anglers who had 1 fish that weighed 4.54 lbs which was also the big fish of the tournament. Virginia Junior Anglers won the “6 Man Team Award” with a team weight of 18.18 lbs.

 

Virginia TBF Youth Boat Capts Tournament

On 10/21/2012, The Virginia TBF Youth Program sponsored a team tournament for boat captains that had served as a boat captain in a youth event throughout the year. This tournament was held on Kerr Lake in Boydton, VA.

This event was the first time every being done in Virginia and was an idea of Virginia TBF Youth Director Jerry Wright. “It’s a way we are able to give something back to the boat captains that donate their time, money, equipment and effort throughout the year,” Wright said. This tournament is a $25 entry fee tournament that had a guaranteed payback of $500 for 1st Place.

 We had 22 teams that competed with 1st Place being the team of Mike Gunn and Taylor Godsey with a 5 fish limit that weighed 10.60 lbs, 2nd Place was the team of Richard Owen and Nicholas Bodsford with 5 fish that weighed 10.35 lbs and 3rd Place was the team of Donnie and Hayden Bell with a 5 fish limit that weighed 10.32 lbs. Big fish of the tournament was caught by the team of Chad and Brandon Newberry and weighed 4.16 lbs.

“Our boat captains are a main ingredient to our youth program’s recipe for success,” Wright added. The Virginia TBF Youth Program plans on making this an annual event. For more details and pictures, check out www.virginiatbfyouth.com